When the Iranians shot down an American drone worth millions in the the US dollar and one of the greatest UAV in the military, Americans was irritated, Trump was vexed and the Iranians was on high alert. The rest of the world watched and allies met in war room to decide the best possible moves. One thing of note is that the world came to notice the capacity and capabilities of Iran and also Iran used the opportunity to make an announcement that there are no minions in the Arab military space and trust me , the Saudis and Israelis must have taken notice.
The locally made Iranian surface to Air defense system that brought down the very sophisticated American drone which was flying in stealth mode. My brother in “stealth mode” o. Stealth means get in undetected, do all you have got to do and get out undetected as well.
Heard the Russian S-400 surface to air defence system is even more dangerous and can pose serious danger to America’s superior air power. The Russians are yet to sell it to the Iranians and have only sold them to China and India. But one thing is that Russians are sympathetic to Iran, would they sell, that is what we can’t say for now but as of today, Iran got the bragging power and probable in near future, if they cough, the Middle East might catch flu, who knows?
The S-400 not only have needle precision to shoot down fighter jets but the have the capability to gather information from a fighter plane that is capable of compromising the security and the stealth technology of the fighter plane or jet.
When people were shouting Iran will get bombed blablabla…..I said it in a friend’s post the US will not just rush off to drop bombs on Iran knowing that will be an act of war the Iranians will respond to. Iran is not Iraq. It is like six times the size of Iraq. They have a well robust army ( they may not win a war with the US) but it is not going to be a walk in the park. A war with Iraq will bring up wars in the middle east nobody expects, you will see Hezbollah fighting multiple places guerrilla style. It would be like a fallout effect of radioactive substances after the nuclear bombs , the Iranians have said hey, we don’t have that nuclear weapons but it is left for the world to decide not me. The spillover of the war would change the energy industry and also tilt the narrative of Middle East because those that are Anti America are there and we know we got em in droves out there.
One thing that would happen is that the strait of Hormuz will be blocked by the Iranians and that will cause some serious shortages in oil supplies. Countries like Russia, China Venezuela may decide it is in their best interest to support Iran and then prolong the war by supplying them with more sophisticated weapons and logistics to make sure the US and her allies back-down, most Arab nations are likely to go the Iranian route leaving Israel and possibly Saudis.
Then Trump will also have to deal with the American voting public he has already promised he will never start a war. Imagine starting a war and you are going into reelection campaign. Nobody will want to listen to him…..War cost money and lives, I am very sure many Americans are tired of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya……Regime change only worsens the problems in these countries.
Trump was smart to call off the strikes and listen to his own inner man. This was the best moves by Trump and it helped to avoid unnecessary hostility and carnage. This has shown that Trump is a man that is matured and would not go into needless war just to prove a point – American Might!
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One thing that would happen is that the strait of Hormuz will be blocked by the Iranians and that will cause some serious shortages in oil supplies. Countries like Russia, China Venezuela may decide it is in their best interest to support Iran and then prolong the war by supplying them with more sophisticated weapons and logistics to make sure the US and her allies back-down.