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In a move certain to excite Democrats, Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Trump for his role in the January killing of top Iranian military commander, and terrorist, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
According to the country’s Fars News Agency, Iranian officials said “red alerts” were issued for Trump and 35 other officials from numerous countries. Iran wants Interpol, an international law enforcement organization, to find and arrest them. While Iran did not identify the foreign officials, they said Trump “stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted” when he leaves office.
“Thirty-six individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the U.S. and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol,” Tehran’s Prosecutor-General Ali Alqasi Meh said, Fars reported.
All 36, including Trump, are accused of “murder and terrorist action.”
Let’s hope and pray that Trump doesn’t lose in November. I would not put it past the Democrats to turn him, Mike Pompeo, and other administration officials over for prosecution. The hatred and derangement are that deep. I jest… kind of.
The reality is that President Trump took bold action that made the world a better place. Retired General David Petraeus lauded the action at the time.
“It’s impossible to overstate the significance of the attack that takes out Qassem Soleimani and the number two militia leader in Iraq as well, who also never dared to set foot in Iraq during the surge after we’ve missed him and he escaped,” Petraeus said, referring to No. 2 leader Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. “So this is bigger than bin Laden. It’s bigger than Baghdadi,” he said of the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who U.S. forces took out last October.”
“The people are demonstrating on the streets and in unprecedented numbers since the revolution against the economic deprivation, the lack of employment opportunities and the plummeting of their quality of life. So, they’re not- by the way, they’re not that invested in the kinds of Iranian adventures that have been funded and carried out by the Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force under the leadership of Qassem Soleimani.”
This is pure propaganda and posturing by Iran. This will never, ever happen.
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook called the move a “political stunt” during a joint press conference with the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday.
“It’s propaganda that we’re used to,” Hook said. “This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability, so we see it for what it is — it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish,” he added.
In other words…