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No, I don't think so either, but I'd call these some violent gyrations for any society........
By:  Paul (Moderators; 67371)
Posted on: 01-09-2020 20:03.
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...in a very short span, in a very divided society. From internet lockdown/civilian massacre to their top force projector being taken out no-notice, to several days of mourning to this jet thing. Iran is the smartest country in that region and knows how to do a lot with a little; he was a key part of that, but not the only one. They tend to have lines of succession in all areas of government as I understand it, think far ahead, and I totally agree they are not Syria. But when that started to go sideways, I don't think anyone saw ten years of rebellion and the dawn of ISIS.

Still... I think this was a blow, and I think when you're commanding a diffuse force, personality goes a long way at home and abroad. I don't think his absence has any immediate effect necessarily, but in places where his influence was tenuous... well, we'll see.

Early days as I say.

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