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Gen. Qassim Soleimani died in the Trump-approved strike amid rising tensions after our embassy in Baghdad was attacked last week lifezette, airstrike, iran, general, january 3, 2020
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Airstrike Kills Top Iranian General After U.S. Warned of ‘Preemptive Action’

Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the LifeZette, and written by David Kamioner.

    President Donald Trump sent radical cleric Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian dictator, an unmistakable message early on Friday in Tehran time after warnings on Thursday: three missiles from a Reaper drone. The projectiles were aimed at Baghdad International Airport and killed a man who has masterminded U.S. military deaths in the region for years, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, General Qassim Soleimani.

    The strike was in retaliation for Tuesday's unsuccessful storming of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and in deterrence of attacks the U.S. State Department indicated that Soleimani was planning against Americans throughout the area.

    Surely Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khamenei must long for the days of the administration of former President Barack Obama - when a billion in cash was sent on a special plane as a going-away present.

    There were three immediate reactions to the strike.

    The first was from President Trump, speaking for many Americans.

    He made sure the world knew the attack was ours and then he simply, eloquently, posted an American flag to his Twitter page.

    The other reactions, both similar in nature, were from the Iranians and American Democrats.

    The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, vowed on Friday that Iran would "take revenge for this heinous crime." His statement is a far cry from the former words of his boss, Khamenei, who said this past Tuesday that President Trump could "not do a damned thing" about Iranian moves in Iraq.

    Democrats - from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to various presidential hopefuls - condemned the U.S. strike and instead attacked Trump.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden said, "I fear this administration has not demonstrated at any turn the discipline or long-term vision necessary - and the stakes could not be higher."

    The different responses and actions in regard to an attack on a U.S. embassy is indicative of a Democratic Party that still bears the blood of Ambassador Chris Stevens on its hands from the tragic sacking of our Libyan embassy in Benghazi in 2012.

    That was an attack they could have stopped - and chose not to by refusing to send a requested rescue force.

    The opposite and forceful actions of President Trump, who eliminated one of the greatest threats to Americans in the region and likely the world, stand in stark contrast to past and present Democrat moral cowardice.

    They seem to have a pathological alliance with U.S. enemies on this and myriad other issues where American lives are at stake.




Comment

( January 3rd, 2020 @ 7:46 pm )
 
The Soleimani Hit was a smart and courageous move by our President and our military.

Equally as big as the Bin Laden kill, this decisive elimination of evil kind will pay well for the good efforts of our best citizens, as well as the subjugated Iranians, who yearn to be free of this theocratic evil.



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