Donald Trump has operated with a lawlessness that makes people shudder. As a one-man wrecking ball, he has crashed into one U.S. institution after another, leaving behind serious cracks. Take leaving the Iran Nuclear Agreement as an example, that led to him nearly bringing America into Worlld War III.
Monday morning, the president stood behind his decision to assassinate Iran’s top military leader General Qassem Soleimani. The U.S. president claimed that the general was an imminent threat to the American soldiers, diplomats, and other personnel.
Then, the man sitting in the Oval Office shifted, saying that it really had not mattered, due to Solemani’s history. True, the general was not a good character, but Trump needed to understand that he cannot just go around the world taking out bad characters.
If that were true, what about the others: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, among others? Taken to an extreme, how secure would the U.S. president be from other foreign entities?
Trump claimed that to question his actions was unpatriotic. There was a problem with that line of thinking — the man in the Oval Office was not the U.S. Only dictators, not democracies, refuse to let people question them. The president tweeted, according to MSN:
‘The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was ‘imminent’ or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past!’
The White House confirmed that Soleimani had been indeed been assassinated on Trump’s order of a drone airstrike when the he came to Baghdad, Iraq. Originally, all the president’s men claimed that Soleimani had been an “imminent risk” to Americans throughout the area.
The general had set up satellite proxies to carry out attacks away from Iran’s soil. The question then became, now that he was dead, who would control these various groups?
Not only Democrats were alarmed about the attacks. A few Republicans have also joined them after the congressional briefings. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) came out of the military debriefing extremely irritated by how the military had handled it. He said they were condescending, lacking details, and escaped in fewer than two hours.
In an interview last week, POTUS said that Iran was ready to attack four embassies. Therefore, it was necessary to assassinate Soleimani on January 3, 2020. It did not take long for Defense Secretary Mark Esper to say that he had not seen detailed evidential information proving that Iran had been planning such an attack.
Defense Secretary Esper said:
‘What the president said was that there probably could be additional attacks against embassies. I shared that view. The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence. I didn’t see one with regards to four embassies.’
Other institutions that Trump has shaken were the military, the attorney general’s role, and the Senate led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). All have all been apparently walking in lockstep with Trump.
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