Trump threatens Iranian culture, derived from one of the world's great civilizations

WASHINGTON: President of the United States Donald Trump He warned that he is ready to bombard important sites for Iranian culture if Tehran retaliates against the murder of a tall Iranian general hat that he ordered earlier this week.

In an amazing threat, which some experts say will amount to a war crime if carried out, the president of the United States raised the stakes in his confrontation with Iran to unprecedented levels.

Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran attacks any American or US asset, we have gone to 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 US hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some of a very high level and important to Iran. and the Iranian culture, and those goals, and Iran itself, WILL BE BEAT VERY QUICK AND VERY HARD. The United States does not want more threats! ”, He warned in a series of tweets published on Saturday night.

Trump introduced the threat by explaining that Iran is boldly speaking about attacking certain US assets as revenge for having rid the world of its terrorist leader who had just killed an American and seriously injured many others, not to mention all the people who he (Gen Suleimani) had killed during his life, including recently ... hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our embassy and preparing for additional attacks elsewhere. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.

The direct public threat of attacking cultural objectives, regardless of provocation, is unheard of in modern diplomacy or war. While many analysts said it went beyond the legitimate objective of military sites, the raw threat immediately invited comparisons to Taliban The unbridled destruction of Buddha Bamiyan, a UNESCO heritage site in Afghanistan .

There was also skepticism if Trump could really carry out the threat. For what it's worth, I find it hard to believe that the Pentagon provides options for selecting Trump targets that include Iranian cultural sites. Trump may not worry about the laws of war, but the Defense Department planners and lawyers do it ... and attacking cultural sites is war crime, tweeted Colin Kahl, a former Obama administration official.

Other agitated Twitterati noted that the United States did not even attack Kyoto during World War II to save the cultural sites and treasures of Japan. The fact that Trump can continue and threaten to attack non-military sites that are very high level and important to Iran and Iranian culture is a scandalous terrorist threat, an observer said.

Trump administration officials have been trying to portray Qassim Suleimani, the general Trump had killed with a Hellfire missile delivered from Drones, as an anti-American warlord who led the assassination of US personnel. But there is a growing skepticism about Trump's construction, particularly efforts to link him to September 11, because Suleimani was a Shiite who was a sworn enemy of the Sunnis engendered by Al Qaeda and ISIS. In fact, ISIS was the common enemy of the United States and Iran/Suleimani, and experts say few would be happier with the killing of the Iranian general than the extremists of ISIS.