They have more to lose
After the termination (with extreme prejudice) of Iranian terrorist coordinator Maj. General Soleimani, the mainstream media has been quivering at the prospect of Iranian retaliation.
Days later, the “breaking news” throughout the media was a rocket attack on a base housing US troops in Iraq. Well, here’s a news flash for everyone. During my two tours in Iraq, rocket/ mortar attacks on US bases all over Iraq happened on a daily/weekly basis.
In fact, dozens of US troops and US contractors were killed in these “indirect fire” attacks. It was well known that Soleimani was involved in coordinating the Shiite militias involved in many of these attacks. The prevailing fear about Iran’s capabilities reminds me of my deployment to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. We were told that Iraq had the third largest army in the world, they had an extensive nuclear, chemical and biological weapon capability, and the Iraqi Republican Guard was one of the toughest fighting units in the world. Iraq folded like a cheap suit 100 hours after our troops crossed their border. Trust me, Iran has far more to lose in a war with the USA. Bill Heard Palmdale