I disagree, Iran killed an American and struck back by taking out the general. You make it sound as if the US started the whole thing. And the comparison to 9/11 is just unbelievable.
Honestly, when we get this far in, it's time to step back. An airliner was shot down and many died.
It was because Iran shot it down, because they were expecting attacks from America for attacking our bases, because we killed Soleimani, because he led to many American deaths, because we interfered in the region and aren't on good terms because Iran held out embassy hostage, because we overthrew their Shah, etc etc etc.
We can play the blame game but it's so fuzzy no one will admit fault or say they started it.
This is war, shit happens. I'm deeply critical with what Iran did but ultimately, I would accept that it was a tragic flaw and things should've maybe been done different and we'll fix it in the future... Just like with IR655. Unacceptable but understandable, if that makes any sense (hopefully it does or I'll get a lot of flaming)
Because these things happen in war! That's why we should avoid war!
I would think us Americans would have learned that from Iraq. Saddam sucked but sometimes the war to get rid of a dictator leads to more suffering because of the nature of war.
We need to stop this madness. We won't, just based off this, sadly. Many more will die before relations settle down, IMO, unfortunately