Democrats were torn. They couldn’t find a way to support our country’s military action against Iran, because to do so would provide support to the commander in chief. Instead, House Democrats passed a toothless and nonbinding war powers resolution. Tell us before you defend Americans so we can debate and vote they screamed at President Trump.
Then there was a madcap statement by rabid anti-Trump congresswoman Jackie Spier (D-CA). In the aftermath of the Iranians’ shooting down a Ukrainian airline killing over 130 passengers, Rep. Spier in a CNN interview said, “If what is being projected is true, this is yet another example of collateral damage from the actions that have been taken in a provocative way by the President of the United States.”
The clueless congresswoman went on to say that “the continued saber rattling by the president doesn’t help us.” Then, to top off her colossal display of ignorance she admitted that deceased terrorist Qasem Soleimani was a “bad actor,” but said that we must “find a way to live together.”
Tell that to over 600 Americans who died at the hands of this master terrorist. Then take the message to about 1,500 Iranian protesters who were shot on the streets when Soleimani’s revolutionary guards opened fire.
President Trump’s “saber rattling” actually made Americans safer. The Iranians crossed President Trump’s red line when they killed an American contractor in Iraq.
When Iran’s mad mullahs learned about Soleimani’s fate, they must have been astonished. Here’s an American President who means what he says. Time to put the order out and do the mass march routine complete with fist shaking and cries of “Death to America.”
Iranians retaliated with ballistic equivalent of a fireworks display with no American and Iraqi casualties. Had mass casualties occurred, it would have been a very short war as the mullahs braced for impact and witnessed the complete destruction of their military and oil production capability.
Of course, they knew that, but they had to do something.
Just as things were settling down, some nervous Revolutionary Guard missile commander mistook a Ukrainian airliner for a cruise missile. One wonders about the decision to fly an airliner in the middle of a potential war.
However, the Iranians did their best to imitate Democrats and insult everyone’s intelligence. They had nothing to do with it. It must have been an engine failure or something.
Three days later under pressure of world scrutiny and more demonstrations, they had no choice but to fess up. An investigation is underway, and they have made some arrests.
The bottom line is that the Iranians lost their main orchestrator of Middle East terrorism. The mullahs must have been sad as their 2015 cash deal with Barack Obama came apart at the seams. In addition to all that cash, part of that deal was amnesty for Soleimani and his terrorist pals in the Revolutionary Guards.
In return for an Iranian pinky swear not to join the nuclear weapons club, Obama unfroze billions of assets and sent a pallet of cash. Iranians used that money to build up their stockpile of over 2,000 missiles and arm Soleimani-trained surrogates.
In the meantime, Obama looked the other way as Soleimani defined the terms of the agreement and met with Russian President Putin over plans to divide Syria. Worse, there is evidence that Obama’s team sent Soleimani a warning that the Israelis were plotting to assassinate him.