It’s undeniable that Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were very bad and deadly players not only in the Middle East but throughout the world. Their actions repeatedly cost lives, including hundreds of U.S. soldiers killed over the last decade alone. Iran has long held the dubious title of the world’s #1 state-sponsor of terrorism and Soleimani and al-Muhandis were the two most powerful proponents of those terror campaigns.
Their deaths last week are good things for Iran, Iraq, and the world. (This is why you can find video of both Iraqis and Iranians celebrating their demise. These men ruled over them with iron fists.)
So, knowing that, what is up with the bizarre outcry from the far-left in America that these two agents of chaos were eliminated?
Via The Spectator:
Despite Soleimani’s bloody record, the drone strike that killed him, carried out at the direction of President Trump, has been bitterly denounced by Democrat office holders and their wholly-owned mainstream media subsidiary. To hear them tell it, by authorizing the killing of Soleimani without first consulting Congress, Trump has acted illegally and heedlessly and unnecessarily risked all-out war with Iran.
While Democrat and media criticism of Trump is hardly news, the context and vehemence of this latest condemnation raise interesting questions regarding the Democrats’ true motives which, as will be discussed below, appear to be nefarious and corrupt.
First, let’s consider the exigent circumstances leading up to President Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani.
Citing anonymous sources within the Iraqi security service and Shi’ite militia commanders, Reuters reports that, at the time of his death, Soleimani had instructed al-Muhandis “and other powerful militia leaders to step up attacks on U.S. targets in the country using sophisticated new weapons provided by Iran…” including Katyusha rockets and shoulder-fired missiles capable of bringing down helicopters. Moreover, “the U.S. intelligence community had reason to believe that Soleimani was involved in ‘late stage’ planning to strike Americans in multiple countries, including Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon…”
In fact, by the time Soleimani was killed, the initial phases of the planned attacks had already taken place. The Soleimani strike followed by days a thirty-plus rocket attack by a Quds Force militia on an Iraqi military base which killed an American civilian contractor and wounded four American servicemen. And, the day before Soleimani’s death, the same Quds Force militia had assaulted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Thanks to superior intelligence gathering and analysis, a brief opportunity arose to target and eliminate Soleimani and disrupt his plan of attack. Under those circumstances, time was of the essence, and the president had to promptly order the drone strike and end the threat. Whether such exigent circumstances would have allowed for advance notice to Congress is an open question.
Nevertheless, the Democrats and their media steno pool have vehemently condemned the president’s decision as illegal since he acted without first consulting Congress. This criticism is, of course, specious — if not outright dishonest — given that no commander-in-chief is required to brief Congress before taking action to protect American military and diplomatic personnel from imminent harm.
After the collapse of the Democrats’ Russian collusion hoax and the exposure of the pro-Democrat deep state plot to advance Hillary Clinton’s political interests by illegally spying on Trump’s presidential campaign, House Democrats nevertheless conducted a meretricious and lawless star chamber impeachment of President Trump without alleging or proving a single requisite high crime or misdemeanor. Given this reckless and unhinged record, the Trump administration undoubtedly had to seriously consider whether anyone in the Democrat congressional leadership could be trusted not to undermine the planned Soleimani strike by leaking word of it to their mainstream media partners. Based on the Democrats’ never-ending anti-Trump political jihad, the only reasonable conclusion would had to have been that briefing congressional Democrats about the upcoming drone strike would have resulted in their willingly and gleefully compromising operational security in order to embarrass the president and deny him a victory of any kind.
But, as bad as all that is, the situation confronting Trump was, in fact, much, much worse.
Citing the report, IBD went on to say that “Obama officials pushed the U.S. Treasury to let Iran convert the equivalent of $5.7 billion of funds held in Oman’s Bank of Muscat from rials into dollars and subsequently into euros.” This at a time when the State Department was characterizing “Iran as the No. 1 terrorist-supporting state on earth. Every dollar it gets from us has an ultimate use that is highly questionable, which is the reason why the U.S. imposed sanctions in the first place.”
Recall also that, in 2016, under this so-called “Iran nuclear deal,” the Obama administration delivered to Iran pallets of Swiss francs, euros, and other currencies totaling $1.7 billion and unlocked $150 billion in previously frozen Iranian assets. Citing the Washington Times, the IBD reported that some of the $1.7 billion in cash “ended up in the hands of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and Iran’s own Quds Force, the dirty tricks and terror branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.”
(NOTE: This is why some critics of the Iran nuclear deal have stated it borders on treason against American interests. While that claim might initially shock some, if they were to take a moment to look at just how bad the deal was for America, and how much it further enabled the global terror platform of the current Iranian regime, the claim of treason becomes far more acceptable. At the very least it was one of the worst negotiated deals between two governments in the history of the United States.)
Then, on May 8, 2018, at the direction of President Trump, the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. In its place, the Trump administration imposed very tough economic sanctions which have resulted in severe financial pressure on Iran’s government and spawned unrest among the Iranian people. Nevertheless, Iran has continued its clandestine terror operations against neighboring countries and threats against America.
In a recent interview with the American Enterprise Institute, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated flatly that former officials of the Obama administration are continuing to meet with Iranian leaders in an effort to undermine President Trump’s Iran policies.
(Again, yet MORE treason.)
Accordingly, in addition to the corrupt efforts by the Democrats to remove Trump from office, there is also an ongoing sub rosa plot by an out-of-power shadow Obama administration to promote Iran’s interests and nuclear ambitions in direct contravention of Trump administration policy and America’s interests. Under these circumstances, President Trump would had to have been deranged to consult any of the Democrat congressional leadership concerning the conduct of imminent military operations against the Iranian terrorist state. Against this unbroken record of Democrat perfidy, how could the president ever have been expected to trust the loyalty much less the discretion of any congressional Democrat to keep secret the planned Soleimani strike?
But — as they say in the informercials — wait! There’s more!
Why, you may ask, is the Obama shadow government continuing its efforts to resurrect the atrocious and inexplicably deleterious Iran nuclear deal? The answer to that question may lie in the following May 8, 2018 Tweet by one Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) which was made following Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and imposition of trading sanctions. Citing the senior adviser to Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Ghavami’s Tweet reads in full as follows:
H.J. Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: ‘If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.’ That would be interesting.
Can this be true? Were western politicians — including members of the Obama administration — paid by Iran to enter into the idiotic and dangerous Iran nuclear deal? Could this also explain why, as found by the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations, the Obama administration lied to Congress to gain approval of the deal while it worked behind the scenes to allow Iran access to U.S. financial markets? Could it be that officials of the Obama administration were and continue to be motivated by Iranian payoffs to sell out America?
The strike on Soleimani has set in motion a series of threats and counter-threats and raised the possibility of open conflict with Iran. Where this will end nobody can predict. But it has already produced results beyond the death of Soleimani and disruption of Iran’s terrorist agenda. Thanks to the strange and vehement Democrat condemnation of President Trump’s decision to launch the drone strike, the aftermath of Soleimani’s death may well provide the predicate for re-examining the policies of the Obama administration that inexplicably promoted the interests of the leading state sponsor of terrorism while undermining American security.
(NOTE: That last line asks a critical question – why was the Obama administration promoting the interests of the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism and endangering American lives? What in the heck was the Obama administration’s end game because as it stands right now it sure seems like they were acting as agents for Iran far more than they were representing the interests of the United States. It’s as bizarre as it is troubling and might go a long way toward explaining how the far-left this week is so shook up over President Trump protecting American lives by eliminating a couple of deadly Iranian ones.)