Donald Trump has recently taken the cat out of the bag by indirectly admitting that the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani had very little to do with terrorism and had virtually everything to do with Donald Trump himself.
“Trump, after the strike, told associates he was under pressure to deal with Gen. Soleimani from GOP senators he views as important supporters in his coming impeachment trial in the Senate…
“Trump pointed out to one person who spoke to him on the phone last week that he had been pressured to take a harder line on Iran by some Republican senators whose support he needs now more than ever amid an impeachment battle”
The report continues to declare that the killing of Soleimani “was ‘planned very quickly…’ There was not ‘unanimity’ among Trump’s advisers about the ‘wisdom’ of targeting Soleimani, but intelligence suggested that he planned more attacks on American troops in the region.”
The simple fact is that there was never unanimity when it comes to perpetual wars in the Middle East. Even the war in Iraq was a complete manipulation. Collin Powell himself lied because he was pressured to say crazy things—things that he knew was complete fabrication.
Pompeo, the guy who is driven by a cult-like ideology, perpetuated the idea that “there is no doubt there were a series of imminent attacks that were being plotted” by Soleimani. But the funny thing is that Pompeo added: “We don’t know precisely when, and we don’t know precisely where, but it was real.”
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, history of Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.