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[-] taiphlosion@lemmygrad.ml 107 points 1 month ago

They didn't see committing an actual act of war as a provocation? Lmao

[-] PolandIsAStateOfMind@lemmygrad.ml 76 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I mean they regularily bomb other countries without any repercussion so they really might thought so. Being protected by Uncle Sam tends to erode brains in power.

[-] NephewAlphaBravo@hexbear.net 55 points 1 month ago

even if it wasn't a bald-faced lie (it is), anyone who actually believes that is too dumb to be allowed power

[-] Dirt_Owl@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

Imagine if Iran just straight up nuked them

[-] taiphlosion@lemmygrad.ml 2 points 1 month ago

I think that's against their policy, they probably wouldn't even do that tbh

[-] DamarcusArt@lemmygrad.ml 96 points 1 month ago

Oh yep. Here we go:

That didn't happen.

And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

And if it was, that's not a big deal. < WE ARE HERE.

And if it is, that's not my fault.

And if it was, I didn't mean it.

And if I did, you deserved it.

[-] RNAi@hexbear.net 27 points 1 month ago

Seems like we are at "And if it was, I didn't mean it."

[-] NewLeaf@hexbear.net 17 points 1 month ago

Maybe it's like the five stages of grief where they don't necessarily have to be in order

[-] zed_proclaimer@hexbear.net 75 points 1 month ago

israelis are completely disconnected from international law, they're just completely out of bounds and they are clueless about it. they actually are stupid and spoiled enough that they think are immune to everything

[-] FunkyStuff@hexbear.net 38 points 1 month ago

No theory of mind, they have yet to realize other people are real too, and are capable of acting independently.

[-] WhyEssEff@hexbear.net 62 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Okay, give up your nukes then. If you don’t think that you striking an embassy is a provocation, you cannot be trusted with nukes

[-] WhyEssEff@hexbear.net 53 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

if your justification for an airstrike is that you were an eepy lil country who doesn’t know the rules of war, you don’t get to have a nuclear option. You’re trying to have it both ways. You can either be the smol bean enclave state that is just so so anxious and doesn’t mean it but lashes out sometimes and you can’t blame them for it or you can be an entity with the power to immediately dissolve a city

[-] LibsEatPoop@hexbear.net 57 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Those records also outlined the range of responses from Iran that the Israeli government expected, among them small-scale attacks by proxies and a small-scale attack from Iran. None of the assessments predicted the ferocity of the Iranian response that actually occurred. From the day of the strike, Iran vowed retaliation, both publicly and through diplomatic channels. But it also sent messages privately that it did not want outright war with Israel — and even less so with the United States — and it waited 12 days to attack. American officials found themselves in an odd and uncomfortable position: They had been kept in the dark about an important action by a close ally, Israel, even as Iran, a longtime adversary, telegraphed its intentions well in advance. The United States and its allies have spent weeks engaged in intensive diplomacy, trying to tamp down first the expected Iranian counterattack, and now the temptation for Israel to reply in kind.

Bro, Israel has got to be the most incompetent of all allies. And Iran the most professional enemy. Like...maybe the US should just formally change alliances at this point.

Iranian officials say the attack was designed to inflict limited damage. U.S. officials have been telling Israeli leaders to see their successful defense as a victory, suggesting that little or no further reply is needed. But despite international calls for de-escalation, Israeli officials argue that Iran’s attack requires yet another response, which Iran says it would answer with still more force, making the situation more volatile.

[-] iridaniotter@hexbear.net 57 points 1 month ago

Goodness gracious, the amount of tiptoeing the "free press" has to do when writing about Israel...

[-] lemmyseizethemeans@lemmygrad.ml 54 points 1 month ago
[-] GalaxyBrain@hexbear.net 42 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I played with my bombs

Blew up something again

Embassy baby

[-] corgiwithalaptop@hexbear.net 24 points 1 month ago
[-] GalaxyBrain@hexbear.net 26 points 1 month ago

Alternatively:

idf-cool

I'm not

That

Innocent

[-] huf@hexbear.net 14 points 1 month ago

shoot straight into that embussy

[-] Lemmygradwontallowme@hexbear.net 11 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Oops, it ain't a mistake

I'm really insane

I'll nuke you baby one more time!

strangelove

[-] Mardoniush@hexbear.net 53 points 1 month ago

Israel gets mild but unexpected attack from Hamas: Unlimited genocide is the only option.

Israel literally bombs the embassy of a nation and says they'd do it again and have done it before: What?! I cant believe you'd overreact!

[-] EnsignRedshirt@hexbear.net 43 points 1 month ago

“We’re not evil, we’re just dangerously incompetent.”

[-] SSJ2Marx@hexbear.net 42 points 1 month ago

nerd Ummm actually it was the consulate building next to the embassy!

[-] RNAi@hexbear.net 40 points 1 month ago

"UwU we did some cwimes against intewnational law"

[-] Dessa@hexbear.net 14 points 1 month ago

How were they supposed to know THIS was the law that would break the camel's back?!

[-] GladimirLenin@hexbear.net 37 points 1 month ago

So clumsy. I hate when that happens, Mondays am I right?

[-] NewLeaf@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

sicko-fem don't talk to me until I've had my coffee

[-] Dirt_Owl@hexbear.net 33 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yeah Israel's just taking the piss now.

I'm pretty sure this is the US' way of provoking Iran to start WW3 while having making out that it isn't supporting Israel's actions. "Oh haha we keep telling Israel they're going to hard but gee gosh they just won't listen. What? Stop supplying them with weapons? no"

[-] edge@hexbear.net 30 points 1 month ago

they didn't see a strike on a high-level Iranian target in Syria as a provocation

If that were true (it absolutely isn’t), they’d be the dumbest statesmen on the planet. That’s the excuse they’re going with, “we’re extremely stupid”.

[-] SkingradGuard@hexbear.net 26 points 1 month ago

Didn't give Washington a heads up

Yeah fucking right, I can guarantee that it was the white house that ordered it.

[-] REEEEvolution@lemmygrad.ml 26 points 1 month ago

"miscalculation" aka "we tried to provoke war for our overlord"

[-] corgiwithalaptop@hexbear.net 20 points 1 month ago

Just a little oopsiedoodle

[-] RyanGosling@hexbear.net 8 points 1 month ago

Israel’s dad is a lawyer and he’ll sue you!

[-] D61@hexbear.net 7 points 1 month ago

Oh shit oh fuck... we didn't know you cared about THOSE government officials THAT much.... ssssssoooooorrrrriiiiieeee .... shesh... idf-cool

[-] Sodium_nitride@lemmygrad.ml 5 points 1 month ago

Waiting, they said, would allow international pressure for Israeli restraint to build, and could let Iran think that it had set new ground rules for the conflict, which Israel considered unacceptable. Among the leaders making that argument, according to three Israeli officials, were Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, former military chiefs of staff who were in the Parliamentary opposition to Mr. Netanyahu’s right-wing government and are usually considered less hawkish, but who joined the war cabinet last fall.

The less hawkish ones are like this? Damn.

[-] BearerOfPickles@hexbear.net 3 points 1 month ago

"I've never heard of the USS Liberty. Israeli forces would certainly never attack something to provoke a larger conflict.

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