Iranian general killed in attack.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
WASHINGTON — Without briefing Congress, President Donald Trump sort of went rogue when he ordered the emotive drone fusillade that extirpated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Now his country vows reprisal. Soleimani, who Trump called a “terrorist,” lost his life in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport on Friday. His body was identified by the iconic red ring he wore on his finger. Soleimani was 62. On Saturday, thousands of mourners sauntered the streets near the Iraqi capital in a rite of sepulture yelling “Death to America.” Hackers also defaced a U.S. website that shows President Trump bleeding from the mouth after getting punched in the jaw by an Iranian official.
Many analysts believe World War III is imminent.
The homepage for the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program was briefly altered Saturday evening to show a pro-Iranian message and an image of bloodied Donald Trump being punched in the face. #Iran #CyberAttacks pic.twitter.com/eWTjIKKol7
— Joshua Rodriguez U.S. Senate (@Joshuajered) January 5, 2020
President Trump said the bombardment was effectuated “to stop a war” not start one. He also said Soleimani “was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.”
Democrats, however, believe Trump acted in celerity without ruminating ramifications and the probability of combat. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick lambasted Trump’s modus operandi, calling the military attack classic “American imperialism” against people of color.
America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kaepernick tweeted. “America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.”
In addition to the airstrike, President Trump deployed 3,000 troops to the region.
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Senator Bernie Sanders said a war with Iran would be an “absolute disaster.”
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