Because the air is fresh out on the end of a limb.
The Wall Street Journal asked a question regarding Iran’s next moves following the successful killing of its head terrorist, Qasim Soleimani:
What do you think are Iran’s next steps?
My predictions—among other things, Iran will do these:
- hook up with the Taliban
- strike Saudi oil fields
- take speedboat shots at our fleet in the Arabian Gulf
- mine the Strait of Hormuz
- sink some oil tankers rather than just put minor holes in them, including British and French tankers—not necessarily in the Arabian Gulf
- hit some Kurdish bases in northeastern Iraq
Preemptive Update: I wrote the above Tuesday morning; I’m writing this Wednesday morning. My predictions already are outdated. In the realization, Iran struck at two Iraqi facilities on which Americans are based–one in Irbil and the other at Ain al-Asad (will the Iraqi government take official notice of this Iranian assault on Iraqi sovereignty?).The air is fresh as the limb falls, too.
Of the 15 Iranian missiles fired, 10 missed Ain al-Asad, one missed Irbil, and four failed. Some are saying the misses were deliberate, but that’s a terrible OR/reliability rate….