This cycle has continued up to the present day.
Trump is gambling that the Third Revolution in Military Affairs (3RMA) will end the buildup-destruction-buildup-destruction of the armed forces.
We now have two Multi Domain Task Forces (MDTFs).
These are army units that fight on land, in the air, on the sea, in the cyber realm, and on social media.
They're the model for all future combat units of all branches of service.
By training all members of the armed forces to fight the same way, we will be able to survive the election of anti-American presidents.
You can't put the multi-domain genie back into the bottle.
We can thank Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
They're sharing technology that will put us decades ahead of China and Russia.
Tusli Gabbard can cram it.
Trump defeated her.
They did it for multiple reasons.
Dictators tend to not get the real news from their armed forces, so the mullahs underestimate the Saudis.
Also, the mullahs come from a culture in which acts of war are negotiations.
Thirdly, they want a war, because it will unite the Iranians the way the 2006 war united Lebanese behind Hezbollah.
Something unexpected will happen. I don't know what, but it won't be a war.
Trump is without question the greatest political leader of all time.
Only Mohammed bin Salman could possibly match him.
And my guess is Kim Jong-un is also in their league. He just hasn't time to show it yet.
Saudi Arabia has been hit over 200 times with ballistic missiles.
Nobody was shaken up. Everyone was expecting this.
The mullahs want a war in order to unite the Iranians. This is a last, desperate move to survive.
The Saudis won't give them that war, because it would be self-defeating.
The Taliban and the mullahs got the same bad advice:
Carry out acts of war. That will make Trump cave.
From what I'm reading, the Taliban are being absolutely slaughtered.
And the only only thing that came from the Iranian strikes on Saudi Arabia was a demonstration to the world that the mullahs are willing to disrupt global energy supplies.
It won't end well for them.
Leftists are exhausted.
Normal people are having a heck of a lot of fun.
One of the greatest tweets of all time.
'The capital you function on is trust.'
Brian @drawandstrike got it a long time ago. Wise soul.
The Kavanaugh railroad is the most politically clarifying event in my life, and it is why, as the New York Times seems intent on reminding us, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for a guy I don't particularly like next year.
The majority of the many comments are similar...
Gloves off. No more GOPe politeness.
I hope that Kavanaugh sues the crap out of them. He's perfectly in his rights to do so.
You can be sure Trump will, in due course. When he talks about NYT's 'unfunded liability', he is referring to his massive libel action coming their way.
It will put them and #FakeNews out of business.
As if Iranians don't have enough to worry about:
The Iranian air force has a very old jet trainer that can't fly. At air shows, people sit in it and have their picture taken.
The air force never inactivated the ejection seat, so a little boy ejected himself from the cockpit. He went right through the canopy. Miraculously, he wasn't seriously injured.
The headline is gibberish, translated from Chinese.
Trump wrote that we're waiting for the Saudis to tell us what they want us to do.
The mullahs have the same mindset as the Taliban. They carry out acts of war as a form of negotiation.
Notice how NORTH KOREA did no such thing.
That should tell you about the nature of the relationship between Trump and Kim.
I'm not answering for Heshmat. This is my own opinion.
The Saudis did not retaliate to over 200 missile and drone attacks. Therefore the mullahs finally did this. It was a trap.
For the mullahs.
We won't have a WAR. That's all I can say.
What happens next will either be invisible or spectacular.
We need to not alienate the Iranian people. I trust the Saudis and Trump to have a plan.
Pompeo said that there's no evidence that the attacks came from Yemen.
So they were missiles fired from either Iran, Iraq, or Syria.
This shows you what would happen in a war with Iran. The mullahs and their proxies could fire 400,000 missiles in all directions.
In the last fighting with Hamas, the sheer volume of missiles and rockets overwhelmed the Israeli defenses.
If there were a war, EMP weapons would have to be used to stop the missiles from being launched.
"Based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount....
....sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied. I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various other States."
A truly vile and loathsome creature, Kamala Harris dog whistles to the pitchfork mob leftists, in this latest disgusting attack on Brett Kavanaugh and his family.
Has California ever seen such a power hungry sleazebag emerge in recent times? Harris knows all about dog whistles, I imagine. After all, she whored her way to power and as far as canines go, her species is 'bitch'. I'm sure most ladies here agree with me.
This was a setup by the US Navy to make Iran look strong and the US weak.
The replacement commander said he "prevented a war" by surrendering.
He willingly played his part.
Under Obama, our military became filled with anti-American nutcases.