All morning there was this sudden building drum beat for war by America against Iran and it started booming in our social media feeds…
…this sudden declaration to pre-emptively strike was immediately followed by Right Wing pundits in America being leaked war propaganda…
…and then suddenly, the astounding announcement that Trump had ordered an assassination drone strike against Iran’s Gen. Qassim Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force at Baghdad’s international airport…
The Pentagon says the United States military has killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
An airstrike killed Soleimani, architect of Iran’s regional security apparatus, at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iranian state television and three Iraqi officials said, an attack that’s expected to draw severe Iranian retaliation against Israel and American interests.
The Defense Department said Soleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.” It also accused Soleimani of approving the attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.
Jesus fucking wept! Trump has just launched action that could be the start of war and in a twist of fate, Trump himself actually foreshadowed this ver action in a tweet he made in 2011…
…I can not shake my head enough in disbelief at this fucking madness!
Let’s be clear as New Zealander’s – if Trump is insane enough to start war with Iran WE DO NOT GET INVOLVED!!!
Fuck being an ally to a sociopath and fuck sending any military aid to this utter insanity!
Trump has started something here with this assassination that could be as all encompassing as September 11th.
Look, I have real problems with Iran-it’s a totalitarian Theocracy employing a ruthless & mutated version of Islam & their human rights record is appalling-BUT that Theocracy exists only because of a 1953 CIA coup & Trump’s assassination only creates war no peace
This is madness.
As if the Planet didn’t have enough to deal with from the climate crisis, and while most of the educated world is desperately trying to stamp out fires, Trump is actively lighting one and pouring petrol on it.
This will end in disaster.