Politically Speaking – January 08 – 2020
After 20 years of General Qassim Soleimani of Iran poking a stick in the eyes of the U.S., President Donald Trump took action to stop a war by taking out this man that was responsible for the death of thousands. General Qassim Soleimani of Iran was killed along with three other officials in an air strike at Baghdad’s international airport.
Qassim Soleimani was Iran’s Quds Force commander. Also killed was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraqi parliamentary forces.
Last week it took Donald Trump 13 minutes to do something after learning of immediate danger and the attack on the American Embassy in Iraq by the Iranians. It took Barack Obama 13 hours to respond to the attack in Benghazi. By that time it was too late; four Americans were dead, including Ambassador Chris Stephens.
Immediately after sending U.S. troops in, the Iranian militants backed down from their attacks on the American Embassy. It had been written on the Embassy by the militants, “Soleimani is our leader,” while they chanted, “Death to America.”
The American Embassy in Iraq is a big deal. The Embassy is a huge symbol of American power.
In my opinion, unlike Obama, Trump knows the drill. America is the first to fight and defend her people, and the last to leave.
Obama attempted to negotiate with hostile Middle Eastern countries and implement progressive diplomatic relations. It didn’t work! In fact, not only did it not work, Obama and his top officials lied to the American people about Benghazi, claiming that the attack on the American Post where Ambassador Stephens was brutally murdered was a spur-of-the-moment incident over a YouTube video that angered the protesters.
Two weeks later the Obama Administration admitted the attack that left Americans dead was, in fact, a coordinated and well orchestrated attack.
Who remembers Susan Rice getting on a number of Sunday morning talk shows and spinning the Obama and Clinton web. Frankly, it was plain to see the attack in Benghazi was just that, and not a protest that got out of hand.
The same applied to the American Embassy in Iraq. It was a well orchestrated attack. The difference was Donald Trump’s handling of the situation, who wasn’t about to sit still and watch Americans die, for not one hour — let alone 13 hours — in the Situation Room.
It’s apparent the era of timidity and lenience is over. Trump sent help to the besieged U.S. Embassy in Baghdad immediately.
It was found Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” against American facilities in the Middle East, including Americans in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, that could have resulted in the deaths of hundreds if not thousands.
At the present time there are plans to deploy 4,000 additional troops to the Middle East in the aftermath of Soleimani’s death. And, of course, the Iranian government has promised “harsh punishment.”
So where will this go? Who knows. But there are a few things I am certain of:
1) Trump will not ask for war but won’t sit still while Iran keeps doing whatever they want; that includes killing Americans and destroying American property.
2) Trump won’t drop billions of dollars of cash in the Iranian government’s hands (blackmail money).
Keep in mind there are two factions in Iraq. One supports America, the other supports Iran. However, there are many Iranians in Iran that support America!
In closing, let me say, in most cases I’m against war! But I believe there comes a time when to do nothing is more dangerous. I believe this is such a time!
The Iranian government has done everything they can to create a situation of provocation.
And one thing I pray to God they have learned is that Trump is not Obama! Iran has been the aggressor for 40 years!
In closing, if there was ever a time to support Americans and the President, it’s now! It’s too bad there are some Democrats in Washington that don’t have that ability.
Until next week.