Yes, everything seemed to be happening at once in the Middle East last night; missiles launched, earthquake near a power plant, deadly plane crash… but according to Trump,
“All is well!”
Iran launched missiles at a number of Iraqi military installations with U.S. and allied forces in Iraq. No casualties have been reported so far.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement, calling it “revenge for the brutal assassination” Major General Qassem Soleimani.
And, according to CBS News,
A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed Wednesday just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, killing all on board.
Iranian officials said they suspected a mechanical issue brought down the 3-1/2-year-old Boeing 737-800. Ukrainian officials initially agreed, but later backed away and declined to offer a cause while the investigation is ongoing.
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck an Iranian nuclear power plant. The earthquake hit south-east of Borazjanat 3.19AM this morning. No reports of casualties or damage, according to the state run IRNA news agency.
Last night amid these reports, Trump tweeted,
“All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq.
Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”
Yeah, everything seems just great.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near #Iran‘s #Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. The depth and epicenter indicate it was a natural event and unrelated to this evenings events. A similar earthquake struck in late December. USGS report enclosed. https://t.co/WcfNffwSOm— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 8, 2020