I honestly don’t think Iran has the balls to do any serious retaliation while Trump is in office. I could be wrong, I’m not in the intelligence field listening to chatter 24/7 or working back channels like I’m sure the experts are, but I just don’t see a winning option for them. In the past they might have rolled the dice assuming we wouldn’t go after their oil production because we were so energy dependent on the middle east, but thanks to fracking and drilling the US doesn’t import nearly as much oil as we used to. We can hit Iran’s oil fields, which are the ONLY thing supporting their economy thanks to all our sanctions, and it doesn’t kill us at the pumps and heating homes. Iran knows this is the FIRST thing we’d bomb if they start killing Americans and I don’t think anyone in the world expects Trump to not follow through on his threats. They might have thought so yesterday, but when you blow up their #2 as he’s stepping off a plane it kinda removes any doubts.
Wonder what Assad is thinking right now? Or Kim Jong-un? You can bet they’re putting serious thought into testing the US right now. Is saber rattling worth having to worry about a hellcat missile getting shoved up your ass anytime you walk outside?