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I think it was to warn that they can hit inside Iran. As if to say “this time wasn’t bad but if you continue, we can do much worse” which is true.

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Apr 19Liked by Elise Labott

Shouldn’t your title be Israel Strikes back?

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Apr 19Liked by Elise Labott

I think a response by Israel was definitely necessary, and going after Iranian surrogates should ramp up. Including Hamas, though that front is pretty ramped up as it is.

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Apr 19Liked by Elise Labott

I hope to be wrong on this. But this attack reminds me of President Clinton striking a 🐫 ass... It appears to be a very very weak response to 300 plus incoming proyectiles..Its almost laughable. . Again Iran Won .. this was Israel op to create detterrance..

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It is believed that Russian SS300 antiaircraft missiles were at the base hit. They were useless. It seems to me that Israel sent a clear message to Iran: we can hit you where and when we want and you can’t do anything against it. Seems quite forceful to me.

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Yes, I just realized that about 5 minutes ago. I am mortified 🤦‍♀️

I changed the online version but the damage is done because apparently 95 percent of you read this in the email form.

Sorry everyone!

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Apr 19·edited Apr 19Author

Israel is confirming a limited strike on an Iranian airbase. The goal here was to send a message to Iran that Israel will not accept the type of direct attack Iran launched this past weekend.

Iran is already downplaying it on its state-run TV. Let’s hope that this cycle of tit-for-tat cycle is contained and both sides will step away from the brink.

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Do you have any info on what I’m reading is a new type of weapon the Israelis used in this event? It was referred to as a glide bomb(?) and was undetected by the Russian air defenses the Iranians use?

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Yes I'm heard that too - but need to check with some more sources and read a little more about the type. In any event, I think Israel wanted to send a message with that attack hat it could strike deep into Iran and it did that. So message sent and received. I don;'t think Iran will respond, at least not now and not to this particular attack.

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I’m hearing on tv that people are raising the nuclear card. My sources acknowledge that Iran is close to “breakout” capacity, which means enough nuclear material for a weapon. But there is nothing to indicate that Iran is close to “weaponization,” which means being able to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and fitting it onto a missile.

I’m definitely not downplaying the Iranian threat - but Iran is not able to hit Israel or any country with a nuclear weapon at this point.

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Apr 19Liked by Elise Labott

Even if Iran was able to hit Israel with a nuclear weapon, if they are stupid enough to use it, they will wipe out not only the Jews, but also most Palestinians. Is that what they want?

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I don't think they are stupid enough actually. But I also don't think they care about wiping the Palestinians.

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Which means we need to make it clear to the Ayatollahs that we will take no sh*t from them.

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Wow, do you actually think Iran cares for the Palestinians? They would all be martyrs. The Arab world would rejoice..

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