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On January 3, Trump Tired Missiles at Iraq assassinating Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

On January 7, Iran Struck Back with over a dozen missiles at US forces in Iraq.

Upping the Ante Iranian Style

Trump Backing Down

Iran Backs Off as Well

Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, justifies the attack under UN charter 51, then tries to defuse the situation.

Crimes Against Humanity

Ten Things We Know

  1. Trump assassinated Qassem Soleimani on foreign soil, in Iraq.
  2. Trump made a martyr out of Soleimani.
  3. Soleimani was a fierce ISIS fighter but we took him out anyway.
  4. Trump twice threatened to attack Iranian cultural sites if Iran responded. Attacking cultural sites is a war crime.
  5. Iraq threatened to boot out the US out of the country in response to the strike.
  6. Iran is capable of of a precision hit with dozens of missiles. There were no casualties as Iran clearly intended.
  7. Trump managed to rally Iranians in support of their current leadership.
  8. US allies backed away from supporting Trump and instead called for de-escalation.
  9. Trump backed down from his threat to hit Iran hard if they counterattacked.
  10. Iran backed down stating it did not seek escalation or war.

That's what we know.

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This is an opinion: Collectively, Trump lost the exchange. Iran came out stronger, and Trump weaker, albeit at the cost of their military leader.

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