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Biden, Warren, Sanders Issue Deplorable Responses to Soleimani Strike

Randy DeSoto

The three top polling Democratic presidential candidates all denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to green-light the killing of Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani, labeling it an unnecessary escalation of tensions in the region.

Apparently, keeping the appearance of peace is more important to them than deterring Iranian aggression and actually working toward real peace.

Former Vice President Joe Biden charged in a statement Thursday that Trump “tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts initially admitted “Soleimani was a murderer, responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of Americans,” before issuing another statement criticizing Trump instead for “marching toward war with Iran”

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont fell right in line, saying, Trump’s “dangerous escalation” puts the U.S. “on the path to another war — potentially one that could be even worse than before.”

The three candidates’ views are consistent with the messaging coming from top congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California.

All three lawmakers said Trump had no authorization to act toward Iran, despite being commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces.

“Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America — and the world — cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return,” Pelosi said in a statement Thursday night.

“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress,” she added.

Trump on Friday defended his decision to order the killing of Soleimani in a drone strike the previous night, saying the action was meant to prevent a war, not start one.

“Last night, at my direction, the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number-one terrorist anywhere in the world, Qassem Soleimani,” Trump said, speaking from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

“Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him,” the president continued.

Trump said that Soleimani’s Quds Force “has targeted, injured, and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen.”

Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, were killed, along with five others, in the drone strike at the Baghdad International Airport.

The very fact he was taken out in Baghdad — while meeting with the Iran-backed militia leader responsible for the death of an American last week and the attack on the U.S. embassy this week — only strengthens the case that Trump’s order to neutralize him was justified.

GOP Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida — the first former U.S. Army Green Beret to serve in Congress — praised the president’s decision.

Soleimani was directly responsible for thousands of human rights violations and the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers.

He was in Iraq to harm our embassy, our servicemembers and our country.

We should be celebrating this American victory. pic.twitter.com/jiS1FVrlnT

— Rep. Michael Waltz (@RepMichaelWaltz) January 3, 2020

“This isn’t ‘America’s the bad guy’ here,” Waltz told Fox Business Network on Friday. “Iranians have been escalating. The president has shown restraint, calling back an air strike [against Iran] last year, when he thought it was disproportionate.”

“We don’t wait until more Americans are dead, when you have intelligence that it’s coming,” the congressman said. “You take preemptive action to stop it in the first place.”

Trump has displayed a level of confidence and resolve in the world stage not seen during the eight years of Barack Obama’s administration, which witnessed both the rise of the Islamic State caliphate and Iran running amok throughout the region as the U.S. bent over backwards to secure a nuclear deal with Tehran.

By contrast, Trump’s leadership helped bring about the demise of the caliphate. Further, he pulled America out of the flawed nuclear deal, and now through the killing of Soleimani, is putting a check on Iran’s unfettered aggression.

Biden, Warren and Sanders all appear ready to return to the Obama-style appeasement policy in dealing with Iran.

That day has passed and — hopefully, for the future security of America and the world — will never return.

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  1. I think leaders in the Middle-East (and even Putin) secretly understand the strike.
    They know that “the U.S. is back” and that it is no longer the country cowering in a corner, as it was under Obama.

    They will **respect** firm action like this. They won’t say so openly – in public they’ll criticise it – but behind closed doors they will respect it.
    Putin is hardly in a position to criticise anyway, given the amount of “intervention” that Russia has engaged in in the last 10-12 years (Georgia, Ukraine…).

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    • What a load of shit. Obama openly bombed 7 countries with drone strike on many more. He restrated the cold war and Iraq war. He supported countless extremist groups to destabilise countries. His war crimes have destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions. He is a stinking murderous savage. The filthy beast should hang.

      Trump has restored relationships and prevented war. He takes a firm but reasonable approach. He is not an interventionist.

      And save the anti Slavic hate for your next nazi rally. Hitler had your views and vowed to exterminate them. He only got 25 million though.

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      • Among other things, president Barack Obama:
        Dropped bombs in 7 countries (all predominantly Muslim).
        Sent 3,500 U.S. troops and tanks to Russia’s doorstep in one of his final decisions as president.
        Ordered ten times more drone strikes than Bush.
        Dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 alone (an average of 72 bombs every day).
        Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying “no boots on the ground”.
        Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion progam to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.
        Said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”
        Bragged about his use of drones – I’m “really good at killing people”.
        Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.
        Just like Trump, separated immigrant children from their families.
        Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.
        Started a new war in Iraq.
        Initiated, and personally oversaw a ‘Secret Kill List’.
        Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda.
        Knowingly Funded a Designated al-Qaeda Affiliate.
        Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
        Supported Israel’s wars and occupation of Palestine.
        Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries – compared to 60 under Bush.
        Did a TV commercial promoting “clean coal”.
        Drastically escalated the NSA spying program.
        Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
        Gave Bush absolute immunity for everything.
        Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact.
        Started a new war on terror – this one on ISIS.
        Signed more executive memoranda than any other president in history.
        Transferred more than $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other administration in history.
        Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.

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      • “… save the anti Slavic hate… ”

        I don’t hate the Slavs – I *love* them! I simply gave some criticism to the Russian leadership where it was due.

        It is almost solely due to *Eastern* Europe and the Slavic people that there is still a Europe at all, given the invasion that Western Europe has been subjected to in the last 10-15 years or so.

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        • Okay then all good 😊

          The Slavs are not selling out their culture. No one understands the authoritarian left like them.

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          • “Okay then all good 😊”

            No worries….. 🙂

            “The Slavs are not selling out their culture. No one understands the authoritarian left like them.”

            Absolutely agreed!

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