Can the US intercept missiles?

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    Yes, you did. I put it in red text. Don't you even read what you wrote?

    Being born in the US makes him an American.
     
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    Apparently you don't. I just posted an entire thread dedicated to the other guy the other day.

    Lt. Gov. Habib Insulted We Are Giving Iranians Extra Scrutiny?

    The guy is of iranian decent, just as I am german. That makes him Iranian, whether he's born there or not. I could be born in Iran, but I'm not of Persian decent. But unlike him, I put America first, I don't go around putting what is best for my other iranian friends ahead of the country.
     
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    Now, you have it right!

    The rest of your post is garbage.
     
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    There are possible explanations for why the missiles were not intercepted:

    Two types were used, the Fateh 313, that could have avoided interception with a high velocity and Qiam, that has a small radar signature and possibly has electronic measures that apply a "ghost missile" for the hostile radar.

    Análisis revela por qué EEUU no pudo interceptar misiles de Irán
     
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    A question remains whether there was an order to intercept the missiles. I think there wasn't.
     
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    Because of the location of those bases, there was no missile defense system in place at the time of the attack. You could order an intercept, but if you had no equipment to do it, how would that work?
     
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    If there was no air defense, that doesn´t make the failure less significant.
     
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    Well, of course if there weren't these systems there, then such an order would be meaningless.

    But my point wasn't about that. Let's imagine, if there were such systems and they intercepted all Iranian missiles (or the vast majority),) then what would have happened? The Iranian regime wouldn't be satisfied and they would seek another way for revenge. This could lead to another attacks and further escalation.

    And what we have now? All are satisfied. The US got rid of powerful enemy with insignificant backlash; the Iranian regime was able to save their face.

    If the was a possibility for such an order, it may well be that it wouldn't be given.
     
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    "Trump receiving Iranian missiles"? When did that happen?
     
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    Why would the Iranians not be satisfied that their weapons were intercepted vice the fact that they did very little damage and caused no casualties?

    The result would be exactly the same. All you have is a speculation that Trump would knowingly sacrifice troops lives? Is that what you are really asking?

    No, not a chance in hell.
     

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