Iran is not a country to mess around with, because they take revenge to an entirely new level. Donald Trump was watching TV showing the attacks on the Green Zone aka the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. POTUS was getting angrier and angrier. His military advisers gave him a list of possible military reactions, with Iranian General Qassem Soleimani as the worst possible choice. On impulse, Trump chose to take out Soleimani.
The president’s gut did not consider the consequences of his choice. Soleimani was Iran’s top military strategist, one of the highest ranking political leaders in the country. His assassination could be compared to that of an American secretary of state or vice-president. Things went downhill from there.
Keep in mind, Trump started the whole escalation when he pulled out of the nuclear treaty. That was part of his attempt to tear down everything President Barack Obama accomplished. Since then, POTUS has been turning the economic vice on Iran tighter and ever tighter. Trump thought they would give and revamp the nuclear treaty. Instead, they gradually increased their attacks on American assets, leading up to the $50 million embassy last week.
Rather than wait for revenge, Trump threatened hits on Iran’s 52 most important cultural locations. In return, Iran announced a “huge bounty on the American President’s head,” according to the United Kingdom’s Express.
After Trump had General Soleimani killed, thousands of individuals flowed into the streets of Baghdad, Iraq creating massive funeral marches. Chants roared in the video as the Iranian Labour News Agency showed the MP Abolfazl Abutorabi.
He had been urging Iran to respond to the general’s death on American soil:
‘On behalf of all of Iran’s people – 80 million Iranians – and each puts aside US$1, it would equal $80 million. And we would give this $80 million, on our own behalf, as a gift to anyone who brings the head of the person who ordered the murder of the grand figure of our revolution. Anyone who brings us the head of this yellow-haired lunatic, we would give him $80 million on behalf of the great Iranian nation. Chant if you agree.’
‘We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.’
‘This is a declaration of war, which means if you hesitate you lose. When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head.’
Then Sunday, Iranian officials had Soleimani’s flown to Ahavaz, Iran located in the southwest party of the country. As his casket wrapped in an Iranian flag was unloaded from the plane, a military band played. The crowds were furious as they chanted “Death to America.”
After the attack, Trump tweeted, noticing that Iran was “talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets:”
‘Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.’
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