The United States kills the Iranian major generals in the fury, the Middle East region
WASHINGTON: For a long time a cauldron of hostility, the Gulf and Middle East region is full of renewed fury after the United States killed an Iranian high general in the presidency on Thursday. Donald Trump The orders in response to their alleged role in attacks against US personnel in the region.
The Iranian commander, Major General, who led the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps , it was blown to pieces along with some of its Iraqi allies by missiles fired from an American MQ-9 Reaper drone as they crossed the runway at Baghdad airport after arriving from Syria, where Iran backs the regime.
By order of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive measures to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon acknowledged in a statement shortly after the murder, claiming that the general was actively developing plans to attack the American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.
While it was said that the immediate provocation of the murder was the murder of a US military contractor at the end of December, the United States also claimed that General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of coalition and US service members. and thousands of wounded. plus. The State Department had designated the force led by Soleimani as a foreign terrorist organization.
The murder angered the Iranian leaders, who swore revenge. His departure to God does not end his way or his mission, but a blunt revenge awaits the criminals who have their blood and the blood of the other martyrs last night in their hands, said the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, in a statement.
The international act of the United States terrorism Attacking and assassinating General Soleimani, the most effective force fighting Daesh (ISIS), Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda and others, is extremely dangerous and a silly escalation, added the country's Foreign Minister, Javed Zarif, warning that Washington has responsibility for all consequences of its dishonest adventurer.
The fickle president of the United States remained silent on the subject. His only tweet after the murder was that of an American flag that hung on his account, without any comment or explanation to accompany him.
https://t.co/VXeKiVzpTf - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1578018773000
Trump's support for the measure came from his recently expelled national security adviser, John Bolton, who has the reputation of being a war trafficker who has been eager to act against Iran. Congratulations to everyone involved in the elimination of Qassem Soleimani. For a long time, this was a decisive blow against the evil activities of Iran's Quds Force throughout the world. I hope this is the first step for regime change in Tehran, he tweeted.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the elimination of Qassem Soleimani. For a long time, this was a decisive blow against ... https://t.co/L6wtt7wyzd - John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) 1578047253000
The Republican Party also faithfully joined the President. Make no mistake: #Soleimani was an evil incarnation. For years, he led terrorist groups that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, including Americans. @ RealDonaldTrump has made it clear: We will take all necessary measures to protect our people and our interests! said Ronna McDaniel, the Republican president tweeted.
Make no mistake: #Soleimani was an evil incarnation. For years, he led terrorist groups that killed hundreds of ... https://t.co/djUXYazmzj - Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) 1578051498000
But there was a lot of fire from his political opponents, many of whom accused him of recklessness by taking the United States back to the cauldron of the Middle East from which Trump himself wanted to escape.
Trump's dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and billions of dollars more. Trump promised to end endless wars, but this action puts us on the road to another, warned Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate and critic of the Washington war that goes back to the Vietnam and Iraq wars.
There were also criticisms in social networks and beyond about the political motivation for Trump to approve the murder, to get a boost for re-election, although he has repeatedly expressed himself against the United States getting into unnecessary wars and conflicts beyond its coasts
Ironically, Trump himself had said more than once during the first term of the Obama presidency that his predecessor would start a war with Iran to be re-elected.
Meanwhile, US lawmakers and analysts. UU. They considered the consequences of the murder: among them, the feeling that it would accelerate Iran's impulse to develop or acquire nuclear weapons, while also serving North Korea and other countries to remember the security that such weapons could provide.