Missiles fired by Iran at two airbases in Iraq that house American troops on Tuesday appear to be the most hostile assault on US interests. Since the 1979 US Embassy seizes in Tehran when it held 52 American officials and also diplomats hostage for 444 days. Iran admitted that attack in the wee hours of Wednesday was in response to the killing of its General Qasem Soleimaniby a US drone attack in Baghdad last week. Whether the attack proves to be the biggest test for Donald Trump’s presidency remains to be seen.
Undoubtedly, the attack has raised the specter of a war with Iran. It is a country despite being no match to the military prowess of the US. Has a strong army of half a million, including 150,000 fighters from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Iran’s ballistic missiles can reach farthest to Eastern Europe and Israel, but there is a dispute about its nuclear capabilities.
What happens next?
Hard Revenge has given a reason for celebration to the people of Iran, as revealed by Mohammad Farahani, editor-in-chief. But the most pertinent question doing the rounds is ‘What happens next?’ or, more precisely, what are Trump’s options. Considering the military involvement of the US troops in Syria, Iraq, and also Afghanistan. Trump has repeatedly pledged for bringing, to stop the US away and also put an end to spilling American blood.
Escalations are unlikely
Trump’s conciliatory tone is evident from his observation down, which seems a very good thing not only for but for the world. Notable is the low key and also a muted response from Trump in that all is well. His subsequent statement to the nation detail that harped on preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. He prefers imposition of tough, additional economic sanctions and also urges upon the European signatories to the nuclear deal to quit it.
What kind of war will it be?
Soleimani has been the galvanizing figure to Iranians even after his death. If Trump chooses a military response on a full scale, he should be prepared to face crafty and also shrewd adversaries who take pride in fighting for their country. For decades Iran has been cultivating its vast network of armed groups across vast stretches from Lebanon. To Yemen that the general was tasked with and also what he had been doing in Baghdad at the time of his killing.
These armed groups would support Iran on the battlefield that would be different from a traditional battlefield as the conflict would target the US. Assets targeting troops and also civilians in clandestine attacks and also raids resembling Guerrilla warfare.
However, the messages coming from Iran would make us believe that they are happy with their proportional response, and that was the end of it.