President Donald Trump ordered an MQ-9 Reaper drone missile attack on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, killing him along with several Iranian-backed militia officials.
This is what Trump had to say about the assassination from his resort in Florida:
Suleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him. We took action last night to stop a war, we did not take action to start a war.
Caught him in the act? He was in a convoy leaving the Baghdad International Airport. It’s not like he was found making improvised explosive devices in the back of a Catholic orphanage or something else equally “sinister.”
Iran will seek revenge
Make no mistake, Iran will do something to retaliate for this assassination. Iran is ruled by horrible, brutal men who use religion to control people. Not satisfied with exerting their control merely within their own borders, they export their influence outward into the surrounding region. Iran has been in Iraq since George W. Bush invaded Iraq under false pretenses.
Americans will die because of what Donald Trump did. Either in the Middle-East, Europe, or here in the United States. I know I won’t be making any transcontinental flights anytime soon.
I am getting really tired of these endless wars
I think it’s long past the time for the United States to extricate itself entirely from the Middle-East. Yes, that even includes Israel. It’s long past time for these countries to grow up. They will only do so when we stop forcing our influence into the region.
Donald Trump needs to be a one-term president
This incident shows why the upcoming presidential election is so important. Trump is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief. The assassination of Soleimani proves that. If only the corporate news media wasn’t meddling in our election. Even though not a single vote has been cast by a single voter, the corporate news media has already declared who the front runners are. At least one member of the tote-bag news media, NPR senior political editor Domenico Montanaro, has decided who is a serious, credible candidate and who isn’t.
Spoiler: Andrew Yang is not a serious candidate.
Not a single voter has cast a vote, yet NPR’s Domenico Montanaro has decided who has a credible, visible path to the Democratic nomination and who doesn’t. Americans should think about this the next time NPR asks for handouts. I know I will.