There are reports out this morning that Sunday’s suspected Israeli air strike on an airbase in Syria killed 7 Iranians:
BREAKING: Iran's Tasnim news agency: 7 Iranians died in Israel's airstrike in Syria; bodies brought to Tehran for funerals.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2018
According to reports, the 7 were “military advisers”:
Correction: According to Tasnim, the bodies of the SEVEN Iranian military advisers killed in Syria airstrike arrived in Tehran today. Only six are named.
— Borzou Daragahi ?? (@borzou) April 10, 2018
And Iran is vowing revenge:
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Senior Iranian official visiting Syria says Israel's airstrike that killed 7 Iranians "will not go unanswered" #fox5dc
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) April 10, 2018
What’s amusing to us is just how acceptable Iran’s presence in Syria has become when just 5 short years ago, Mitt Romney was roundly mocked for being 100% right about Syria being Iran’s path to the [Mediterranean] sea. Some examples:
That Romney referred to Syria as Iran's only route to the sea is enough to render him unfit for office. What fucking idiocy.
— ????? (@soulkhan) October 23, 2012
If Romney believes Syria is Iran's "route to the sea" that means The Persian Gulf is either neither a gulf, nor Persian.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 23, 2012
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) October 23, 2012
Thought experiment: Obama says Syria is Iran's route to the sea. Drudge's and other people's heads explode. #mediabias
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) October 23, 2012
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) October 23, 2012
Say it with us, you’ll feel better: “We apologize. Mitt was right!”
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2018