January 25, 2020

Iran Attack Injured American Soldiers

Timothy Birdnow

34 U.S. servicemen suffered traumatic brain injuries from Iran's missile attacks.

From the France 24 article (wee, wee!):

The Pentagon disclosed Friday that 34 US service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following Iran’s missile strikes on an Iraqi base earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. The revelation belies US President Donald Trump’s initial claim that no Americans were harmed in the attack.

Eight of the 34 injured arrived in the US on Friday from Germany, where they and nine others had been flown days after the January 8 missile strike on Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base. The nine still in Germany are receiving treatment and evaluation at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the largest US military hospital outside the continental United States.

Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said the eight in the US will be treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, or at their home bases. The exact nature of their injuries and their service and unit affiliations were not disclosed.

This was a rather costly way of allowing Iran to "save face".  President Trump should be planning retaliation for this. 

I did not agree with the notion that we should "de-escalate" when it was announced; Iran needs the screws put to it. As Barack Obama put it, if you bring a knife to the fight we'll bring a gun. We have the gun. They need to fear it.

I am not advocating we kill anyone over this, but we need to hurt them in some other fashion. Perhaps a new cyber attack, or whatnot.  But make it clear we did it, and will do worse. In foreign affairs you cannot let a rival hit you and not respond, especially one as belligerent and aggressive as Iran. Weakness begets attack.

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1 Particularly in the Muslim world. And Iran is well aware of this. Supposedly they tried not to damage us in that attack, because they were impressed with our ability to hit their #1 Bad Boy. They did not like to have that happen. He was important to them.

But I agree: we need to hit them again, and in a totally different way if possible. Show them we have a number of different arrows in our quiver. BUT -- not hard enough to start hostilities. Perhaps just a pinprick to get their attention.

A new version of Stuxnet?

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at January 25, 2020 05:55 PM (6kaFE)

2 I would agree.  It needs to be subtle and surgical. But it needs to show we aren't going to let them have an inch.

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