We have been seeing World War 3 since the early hours of today after US President Donald Trump killed Iran’s top General Soleimani.
It started like this; Iran-backed forces attacked Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Donald Trump sent in the airstrikes and killed Quds Force chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport.
According to reports from Washington Times it was stated;
“Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound,” the Pentagon said in an alert to American personnel in Iraq, “all consular operations are suspended. U.S. citizens should not approach the [e]mbassy.”
The State Department, meanwhile, confirmed Soleimani’s death was due to Trump’s order — suggesting, dear Democrats who are now wailing and gnashing teeth, that the White House is, gasp, not ashamed.
“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” State said. “[The airport airstrike] was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. … The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”
This should be a comfort to Americans — to know that should they be attacked while overseas, that this president, this administration, isn’t going to respond by, say, picking up the pen and cell phone and calling in a complaint.
Or by, say, sending a big ol’ bundle of cash Iran’s way in hopes of quieting down the terrorist types.
This administration’s a bit different. Trump, in a tweet, sent out an image of the American flag. That’s all; that’s all that’s needed.
Meanwhile Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East.
Soleimani, a general, was regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The overnight attack, authorised by President Donald Trump, marked a dramatic escalation in a “shadow war” in the Middle East between Iran and the United States and its allies, principally Israel and Saudi Arabia. Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an adviser to Soleimani, was also killed in the attack.
Also Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani will succeed Qassem Soleimani.
See photos from the attack