Iran retaliates for Soleimani killing: why 10 missiles fired into Iraq is likely not the end of this........the politics of the Iran conflict.......and whether Israel will remain on the sidelines

KNX In Depth
Wednesday, January 8th
Even after Iranian ballistic missiles were hurled toward Iraqi military bases housing American troops, the prospects of a broader war in the Middle East seem lessened today.  That's because those missiles, launched from inside Iran, didn't do much in the way of damage and didn't kill any Americans; and the Trump administration has decided to hold its return fire, for now.

So is that it? This latest episode of increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran is all over?

Most likely not, and not by a long shot. In fact, computer systems for the city of Las Vegas have been hacked, and Iranian hackers are the chief suspects--and that could be just the start of sustained cyber attacks by Iran.

What about Israel, how has it managed to stay quietly on the sidelines of this episode........and how long can that last?

And then there's the politics, because there's always politics:  how is the killing of Qasam Soleimani likely to be used by the Trump reelection campaign?  We'll go in depth on all of it.