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Esper: U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies ‘Where Legally Available And Appropriate’

Esper: U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies ‘Where Legally Available And Appropriate’

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  1. TIL that some people believe that the us Constitution gives them the power to do whatever they want outside of the United States.

  2. They could give their own people healthcare like the developed world has. Or they could be the assholes they have always been since 1960.

  3. All I can do is hope Amicans aren’t stupid enough to re-elect these retards.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.npr.org/2020/01/13/796102188/esper-u-s-could-strike-iran-or-proxies-where-legally-available-and-appropriate) reduced by 84%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Esper: U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies If 'Legally Available And Appropriate' In an interview with NPR on Monday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said if U.S. troops or interests are threatened, the U.S. will have the right to retaliate.

    > Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies in Iraq and Iran on the Islamic Republic's home soil in retaliation for attacks on American forces.

    > "We hold Iran responsible for its proxies, and we will retain the right to exercise self-defense and take action where legally available and appropriate to hold those proxies accountable for their actions," Esper told NPR. Esper doubled down on the Trump administration's position that the U.S. killed powerful Iranian general Qassem Soleimani out of self-defense.

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