Speak MY Piece: Killing Soleimani

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left), Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah (center), and Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani (right). This photo is believed to have been taken in Tehran. Photo via Khamenei.ir.

Year 2020- off with a bang: The attack on an American embassy, a subsequent U.S. drone attack and the killing of Iranian General Qassam Soleimani in Baghdad set off another hysterical round of Trump hatred and several domestic hate-America messages.

Who was Gen. Soleimani? Retired U.S. General David Petraeus, who commanded American forces during the war in Iraq, once called Soleimani “our most significant and evil adversary in the greater Middle East.”

Last week, the Benghazi-like attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was soon followed by a surprise U.S. drone attack on the Iranian general’s vehicles in Baghdad. However, we soon heard the “haters” railing against the president! Many leading Democrats and their media/celebrity fellow travelers were out of their minds, furiously screeching on CNN about Trump, his action, war and doomsday.

There was no “united we stand” posture – only rage against our president — and a shocking apology to the Iranians, coupled with a whiny plea by actress and anti-Trump Rose McGowan; “Please don’t kill us.” Amazingly, she also tweeted out that 53% of Americans opposed the attack. (I believe she later walked that back.)

Americans worship (using the term lightly) celebrities on the screen or ballfields – so we share some blame for the Famous thinking their thoughts are awaited and brilliant. One celebrated actor is a crude, rude dim bulb, who knows nothing other than his overwhelming hatred of the president, yet he spouts off like a crazy uncle on late night TV, or any place that has a mic.

Also chiming in on the issue was former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who labeled the strike “a racist attack on non-whites” by a “racist” President Trump. Apparently Kaepernick doesn’t know Iranians are Caucasians (white race). Last night actress Patricia Arquette was accepting a Golden Globe award when she took the opportunity to refer to the air attack and point the finger at the unnamed president. She warned against an impending war as long as you-know-who is in the White House and death and destruction and no future for the children of the world… Scattered applause, not much.

Do you ever wonder how drama studies, theater experience, television or the big screen instills a special knowledge of national and international politics? It’s a mystery, but my observation is uninformed opinion on the world stage is nothing more than dangerous propaganda.

In truth, none of us were privy to the intelligence that precipitated the successful strike against the dangerous general. But we did hear some of the rationale on the Sunday shows, including that Soleimani was responsible for many thousands of deaths over the years and planned to launch more hostile actions against the U.S. and its allies.

Consider that a pre-emptive strike on Soleimani showed terrorist, enemy nations and organizations what a Trump line in the sand looks like and they were warned they will be responsible for future escalation.

Appeasers and angry Democrats would be wise to wait for more information.