1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ by taking down US drone

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Landon Caeli, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz but suggested it was a foolish error rather than an intentional escalation of the tensions that have led to rising fears of open military conflict.

    Asked about a U.S. response, the president said pointedly, “You’ll soon find out.”

    The downing of the huge, unmanned aircraft , which Iran portrayed as a deliberate defense of its territory rather than a mistake, was a stark reminder of the risk of military conflict between U.S. and Iranian forces as the Trump administration combines a “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions against Iran with a buildup of American forces in the region.

    Trump says Iran made 'big mistake' by taking down US drone
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    ...I think it's time we begin war.
     
  3. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    29,624
    Ratings:
    +13,957
    You realize this isn't a cartoon, right? This isn't G.I. Joe taking on the forces of Cobra.
     
    • Winner Winner x 6
    • Like Like x 4
  4. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8,959
    Ratings:
    +7,021
    We need to take whatever steps are necessary to deescalate this situation. The last thing we need is another armed conflict in the Middle East.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 3
  5. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    We drop bombs. That's what we do. Now they want to provoke us? I say give them what they're essentially asking for.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  6. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8,959
    Ratings:
    +7,021
    Nonsense, this isn't an action movie. It is easy for you and me to sit back and talk casually about war but there is nothing casual about killing people. We need to return to the negotiating table and start talking this out.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    They're a hostile regime. Their current administration can be easily replaced.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  8. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2019
    Messages:
    2,810
    Ratings:
    +1,445
    Religion:
    God Killer
    Would you like to go first or are you just in favor of sending other people's kids into battle.
    There should be a law that makes people who support a war to send in their kids in as well as themselves.
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    All negotiation should end IMO.
     
  10. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    I didn't volunteer, so I'm not going. Everyone has that choice, and those who volunteer are fully aware of what they're signing when they join the armed forces.

    ...Besides, the rules of war have changed. We just drop bombs now.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2019
    Messages:
    2,810
    Ratings:
    +1,445
    Religion:
    God Killer
    Well, you can volunteer and do your part.
     
  12. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    I already risk my life daily in my line of work. I do my part already.
     
  13. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,110
    Ratings:
    +3,471
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Maybe, although it might be better if we calculate the possible response from other major powers. If we act unilaterally, we could find ourselves in a serious quagmire. Other nations might get involved. It's not something we should enter into lightly.

    I don't think we have a very strong casus belli here.
     
  14. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    3,839
    Ratings:
    +1,186
    Religion:
    Catholic
    This is true. But if the powers that be decide that a war with Iran is somethong they want, then they have my full support as an American citizen.
     
  15. Subduction Zone

    Subduction Zone Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2017
    Messages:
    23,718
    Ratings:
    +13,074
    Religion:
    Atheist
    The missile the Iranians claim to have used was land based and rather short range. The drone could have been over international waters, but they would have had to have been very close to Iranian airspace when this happened.
     
  16. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,110
    Ratings:
    +3,471
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Well, if the powers that be decide to go to war, then that's what will happen. I don't really see the point of it, though. What do we have to gain by any of this? It's not as if we're going to annex Iran and make it an American colony.

    Maybe America should just conquer the entire world. That would solve all the world's problems.
     
  17. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    2,522
    Ratings:
    +1,729
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Of course you think that. You're a spoiled, right-wing middle aged man who thinks war is entertainment since you would never be affected by it. The only reason to go to war is if an actual threat to American citizens is present. And there is clearly no threat.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Subduction Zone

    Subduction Zone Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2017
    Messages:
    23,718
    Ratings:
    +13,074
    Religion:
    Atheist
    Me either. But I am no fan of drones. I really have no empathy for any government spying on another with automated means. If they lose one they should be ashamed of their own incompetence.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    146,073
    Ratings:
    +40,366
    Religion:
    Bokononism
    But slights have been made, & leaders are angry.
    Should the former go unanswered , leaving the latter unsatisfied?
    Only trillions of dollars & millions of lives are at stake.
     
    #19 Revoltingest, Jun 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
    • Like Like x 4
  20. sooda

    sooda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    8,633
    Ratings:
    +2,606
    Religion:
    Christian
    Are you old enough to remember Operation Praying Mantis in 1988?
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...