Diane Sori
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By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
“As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,” were President Trump's opening words when just this past Wednesday he addressed the nation concerning his rightful orders to take out Iranian Quds Force* General and terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani. And while he spoke in carefully chosen words and moderated tones, make no mistake that Trump's words were a show of strength astutely picked up by some, overlooked by many. A show of American strength and fortitude indeed for having your top generals stand behind you in public view as you spoke sends a clear and direct message to Iran that we know you cannot be trusted and that we are prepared to do what needs to be done if stepping out of line again is your plan.
And while even more “punishing economic sanctions” are what Trump will put in place at this point in time after last Tuesday's retaliation by Iraq for the killing of Soleimani... retaliation via missile strikes against two U.S. military and coalition bases in Iraq...missile strikes paid for with funds made available by the Obama administration...missile strikes that thankfully saw no American or coalition deaths. But it was Trump's show of strength that was the true unspoken message sent no matter that Iran now appears to some "to be standing down."
See video 'Trump addresses the nation after Iran attacks US military facilities in Iraq' here: https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2020/01/op-ed-one-less-terrorist-to-deal-with_10.html
So while news agencies like MSNBC and CNN mourn the death of the man wishing both America and Israel harm, as do most of the impeachment folks with the infamous 'D' after their name, they're working hard to try and convince “We the People” that our president recklessly and unconstitutionally brought us to the brink of all-out war with Iran's mullah controlled regime. But what they don't report on let alone want you to know is that Trump's actions are not only constitutionally legal as per Article ll, Section 2** of the Constitution... basically being a pre-emptive act of self-defense against further attacks on American personnel...and that while technically we are not at war with Iran we are in a state of “armed conflict” with the terrorist regime. And this, as per the international laws of war, makes the killing of a military commander, his bodyguards, and drivers justified as long as the strike was "proportional,” meaning using only the amount of force necessary to achieve the objective. And the force of a lone drone strike surely met that criteria.
Also not spoken of by the media nor by the Democrat naysayers is the fact that the majority of the people in Iran are actually thanking President Trump for doing what he did as they want the mullahs and their henchmen gone even more so than we do. Iran's people are hurting under this freedom suffocating regime, and make no mistake terrorist designated General Soleimani was not the Iranian people's friend for it was he who orchestrated the brutal shut-down of Iran's recent pro-democracy student protests.
But let's begin with a bit of history as to why Soleimani...a little man with the ultimate Napoleon complex..had to die. As the second most powerful man in Iran behind the Ayatollah Khamenei, the general thought himself unstoppable yet those thoughts were in his mind alone for on January 3rd on President Trump's orders as commander-in-chief, Qassem Soleimani went to allah albeit in many little pieces via a targeting drone strike, with help from Israel I believe. And why do I believe this...for three reasons with the first being President Trump's love for Israel and his close personal ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; second because Israel alone is the master at secretly targeting and taking out it's enemies with clean “surgical precision;” and third because numerous Iranian officials have “labeled Israel” as a "co-conspirator" in Soleimani's death. And while I trust nothing the Iranians say they do have a history of having been the unwilling recipient of Israeli military actions.
And so Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the man who reveled in successfully assassinating heads of state was himself assassinated with “surgical precision”...after landing at Baghdad airport. A justified assassination of a man with much blood on his hands. For those who tend to overlook facts, it was Qassem Soleimani himself who orchestrated the successful car bombing assassination of Lebanon's moderate Sunni President Rafik Hariri in 2005, and it was he who reveled in the killing of hundreds if not thousands of American troops. A few cases in point, Soleimani was behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing; the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing; the 1998 U.S. twin embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania; and the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the fighting in Iraq.
And let's not forget that Qassem Soleimani provided both monetary and military assistance to the terrorist group Hezbollah whose unprovoked rocket assaults on Israel have themselves continued to fuel the flames of an all-out Middle East war; as well as Soleimani being directly involved in the killing of more than 100 people with the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also, Soleimani was the mastermind behind the Houthi war in Yemen, the country he saw as a terrorist launching pad into Saudi Arabia, as well as his being but a thug back home in Iran...a man who turned the a fore mentioned student protests into his own homegrown private killing field.
Killed also in the drone attack was Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who led the Popular Mobilization units (PM)...Iraqi militias aligned as proxies with Iran...making this justified and legal takedown a twofer if you will. Two very bad guys taken out in one fell swoop that should have had all those here in the U.S. applauding President Trump for doing what islamic condoner Barack HUSSEIN Obama himself refused to do or let Israel do. For those who might not know, in 2015 Israel was reportedly "on the verge" of assassinating Soleimani when he was in Damascus, but when Obama found out he and his cronies foiled their plan by warning Iran of Israel's imminent takedown. So many American and other lives were now needlessly lost because of Obama's siding with America's enemy and against America's staunchest ally...more blood on Obama's hands... more blood after Benghazi.
"Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement upon hearing of Soleimani's death.
But why specifically was Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the man who organized and approved of the recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad...an attack which left an American contractor dead...why was he in Baghdad at the start of this new year? Simply to coordinate deadly new attacks, proxy and otherwise, on American diplomats, coalition bases, service members, and American contract workers at U.S. facilities in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria...attacks that would have killed hundreds of Americans. This clearly left President Trump with no choice but to do what he did with the added bonus of his righting the wrongs that marked Obama's deliberate and malicious inactions at Benghazi.
See video 'Iran releases video of missile attack on US...' here: https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2020/01/op-ed-one-less-terrorist-to-deal-with_10.html
And while the Democrat and media naysayers continue to squawk as to why Trump did what he did seemingly without concrete evidence that attacks on Americans were imminently forthcoming...why he targeted an Iranian official in Iraq without the permission of Congress or the Iraqi government...new evidence...albeit at this time mostly still classified evidence...now coming out as to Soleimani's objectives is overwhelming, including the just released fact that Soleimani's ultimate goal was to blow-up the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, while at the same time a high ranking Iranian official has just announced that more retaliatory actions are forthcoming...so much for Iran “standing down.” We'll just have to wait and see how that plays out...just another empty face-saving threat or a new reality...only time will tell.
“The only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates,” so said former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and she's right.
And so the political naysayers continue to this day to willfully castigate our president turning what was a “display of resolve and strength,” as per top House Republican Kevin McCarthy, into an act of defiance that saw Democrats talking out of both sides of their mouth while rushing to blame our president and our government for wrongdoing even before knowing the facts about Soleimani...some of which I've stated above.
So rush they did what with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being the first to not only fault President Trump for ordering Soleimani's assassination while at the same time admitting that the general was a “horrible foe of the U.S.” Saying that President Trump “circumvented constitutional guidelines to take out Soleimani,” which she described as "a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike," as I write this the House just voted, mainly along party lines, to pass a symbolic, non-binding resolution to limit any future military actions against Iran that President Trump might take. Whining that Congress should have been notified ahead of the U.S. strike that killed Soleimani, what Nancy Pelosi forgets is that neither she nor her party hierarchy can be trusted not to do what Obama did to Israel back in 2015.
And former Vice President and now presidential candidate Joe Biden chastised President Trump for what he considered "a hugely escalatory move in an already dangerous region"...akin to his tossing "a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.” But Uncle Joe just couldn't his mouth from bloviating on adding, while obviously in the throws of a self-delusional fog, that "no American will mourn Qassem Soleimani's passing. He deserved to be brought to justice for his crimes against American troops and thousands of innocents throughout the region. He supported terror and sowed chaos."
And then there's Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth 'Pocahantas' Warren also saying out of one side of her mouth that, "Soleimani was a murderer, responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of Americans,” while from the other side saying that, “This reckless move escalates the situation with Iran and increases the likelihood of more deaths and new Middle East conflict." And to that the woman now falling in the Democrat presidential hopeful polls added that, "Our priority must be to avoid another costly war."
No, Ms. Warren war is not something that must be avoided at all costs for sometimes the very act of war itself...full-blown all out war...is what in the end brings lasting peace. But that can only be accomplished if our nation stands united behind our president instead of your party trying to divide us even more...instead of your party trying to bring to fruition Barack HUSSEIN Obama's hoped for fundamental changing of America from within.
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* In April 2019 both the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its specialized Quds Force were designated as foreign terrorist organizations. And now playing tit-for-tat, Iran, after the assassination of Gen. Soleimani, has designated our military as a terrorist organization.
** Article ll of the Constitution gives the president the legal authority to use military force overseas so long as (a) he does so pursuant to important U.S. interests and (b) the operation in question is limited enough in nature, scope and duration that it falls below the threshold of what requires congressional authorization under the Constitution.
Copyright @ 2020 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.
https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2020/01/op-ed-one-less-terrorist-to-deal-with_10.html
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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, The Soleimani Strike in Proper Perspective
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