….Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
FoxNews.com reports that
At least three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport Friday killing at least seven people, including Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, according to multiple reports early Friday.
Soleimani is the military mastermind whom Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had deemed equally as dangerous as Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In October, Baghdadi killed himself during a U.S. raid on a compound in northwest Syria, seven months after the so-called ISIS “caliphate” officially crumbled as the terrorist group was defeated in its final swath of Syrian territory in March.
Soleimani was the long-running leader of the elite intelligence wing called Quds Force – which itself has been a designated terror group since 2007, and is estimated to be 20,000 strong. Considered one of the most powerful men in Iran, he routinely was referred to as its “shadow commander” or “spymaster.”
“Soleimani is our leader” had been photographed spray-painted on windows by Iran-backed militiamen at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, three Iraqi officials told The Associated Press. Iraqi TV reported the deaths as well.
Their deaths are a potential turning point in the Middle East, and are expected to draw severe retaliation from Iran and the forces it backs in the Middle East against Israel and American interests.
An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said al-Muhandis had arrived to the airport in a convoy to receive Soleimani whose plane had arrived from either Lebanon or Syria. The airstrike occurred as soon as he descended from the plane to be greeted by al-Muhandis and his companions, killing them all.
A senior politician said Soleimani’s body was identified by the ring he wore.
The PMF blamed the United States for the attack.
There was no immediate comment from the U.S. or Iran.
The Mad Mullahs of Iran have just figured out that Barack Hussein Obama is no longer in charge of the Foreign Policy of the United States of America.
So, why has Iran been “acting out” since Donald J. Trump became America’s 45th President?
Gentle readers, it has been quite a while since President Trump announced that he was ending a very stupid, very dangerous Foreign Policy decision made by the 44th President.
And, rightfully so.
All Barack Hussein Obama’s “Gentlemen’s Agreement” with the Mad Mullahs of Iran accomplished was to allow them to continue to work on their nuclear program.
Are you old enough to remember the Iranian Hostage Crisis? If not, here is a summary, courtesy of u-s-history.com:
On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of some 300 to 500 “students” who called themselves “Imam’s Disciples,” laid siege to the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, to capture and hold hostage 66 U.S. citizens and diplomats. Although women and African-Americans were released a short time later, 51 hostages remained imprisoned for 444 days with another individual released because of illness midway through the ordeal.
…Upon the death of the shah in July  (which neutralized one demand) and the Iraqi invasion of Iran in September (necessitating weapons acquisition), Iran became more amenable to reopening negotiations for the hostages’ release.
In the late stages of the presidential race with Ronald Reagan, Carter, given those new parameters, might have been able to bargain with the Iranians, which might have clinched the election for him. The 11th-hour heroics were dubbed an “October Surprise”* by the Reagan camp — something they did not want to see happen.
Allegations surfaced that William Casey, director of the Reagan campaign, and some CIA operatives, secretly met with Iranian officials in Europe to arrange for the hostages’ release, but not until after the election. If true, some observers aver, dealing with a hostile foreign government to achieve a domestic administration’s defeat would have been grounds for charges of treason.
Reagan won the election, partly because of the failure of the Carter administration to bring the hostages home. Within minutes of Reagan’s inauguration, the hostages were released.
In stark, terrifying contrast, the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, purposely and surreptitiously handed a Rogue State of Radical Muslim Barbarians the means of the destruction of both the United States of America and our staunch ally, Israel, with his toothless “Nuclear Agreement”
Why did the President of these United States, Barack Hussein Obama, trust Iran, an enemy of freedom, to stand by its “Agreement” to refrain from nuking the United States of America and Israel?
He gave Iran everything they wanted: their money, nuclear capability, and acquiescence by the Government of the United States of America, literally, encouraging the world’s population of Islamic Terrorists to kidnap our own Naval Personnel, with the promise of a huge payday, while he remained president.
Addtionally, Fox News reported in December of 2017 that
The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday.
An elaborate campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped allow the 35-year-old anti-Israel criminal enterprise to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.
And, as was reported in May of 2018, Former Secretary of State John Kerry had been engaging in “Shadow Diplomacy”, otherwise known as conspiratorial sedition, by meeting with the Iranians in the desperate hope to somehow keep the lousy deal with the Iranians and his former Boss’ legacy intact.
Could the support of the “Shadow Government” of Former President Barack Hussein Obama and Former Secretary of State John Kerry, et al, have had a part in these recent bold, “testing” activities of the Mad Mullahs of Iran and the attack on our Embassy this past week?
As you watch all of the Liberals News Channels dissect and “analyze” what is happening in Iraq involving the Radical Islamic Country of Iran, you will know doubt see a lot of concerned hand-wringing from anchors, political pundits, and Democratic Congressmen as to what a grave error that President Trump made by ending Obama’s “deal” with Iran and, now, by responding in force to the Iranian-sponsored attack on our Embassy in Baghdad by sending our troops to defend our people at the Embassy and now, by sending a clear, concise message to the Barbarians who govern Iran and who seek to destroy America.
The Democrats will continue to try to make Americans believe that it is Trump’s “belligerent nature” which has the Iranians “acting out”.
Don’t believe them.
The intentional error was made by Obama making that stupid “gentleman’s agreement” with Iran in the first place.
He knew that the Iranians would not keep their word.
He didn’t care.
His desire to leave a legacy as President trumped his concern for the safety of America, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and any other country which the Iranians might feel like attacking.
And now, President Trump is having to clean up Obama’s mess.
The Mad Mullahs of Iran believed that President Trump and the American People did not have the backbone to stand up to them. That is why they attacked our Embassy.
They erroneously believed that the 45th President of the United States of America would blink and kowtow to them, as his predecessor did.
My advice to the Mullahs?
Just like the Pirate Captain did in the popular joke that has been going around for awhile, have your servant bring you your pair of brown pants.
You are going to need them before this game is over with.
Until He Comes,