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Old 26th February 2019, 02:35 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I mean none of us having magic crystal balls that can see into the future and nothing is chiseled into stone but "Air strikes" are one of those things that tends to escalate rather then deescalate things.

Is the possibility that both sides have enough cool heads to back down from this? Yes, if fact I'd say more then possible it is likely, but it's not crazy to see this incident as worrying.
And his statement that "Well, the airstrikes did not target Pakistani military bases, therefore it was not really an airstrike on Pakistan" was really asinine.
Best case: Pakistan retaliates;which seems inevitable.and then things calm down.
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