2020-01-07: Retaliation vs Aggression… Mudstream media keeps pushing this false narrative: “Iran fires missiles at multiple U.S. positions in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani killing.

Umm, no. Our strike against General Soleimani was in retaliation for his unprovoked aggression in attacking our embassy. Iran’s response to retaliation is called “unprovoked aggression,” same as their attack on our Embassy.

They are spoiling for a fight, plain and simple.

2020-01-06: Just found this. It was cut FORTY YEARS AGO. Hard to believe that here we are, forty years later, and those in control of Iran are proving themselves every bit as incapable of joining the ranks of human civilization as their predecessors were in 1980 and earlier.

2020-01-03: Hopefully, this won’t be long-winded. As I see a need for updates, however, I’ll make them. DTG is in YYYY-MM-DD format.

2020-01-02: A U.S. strike killed Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force.

General Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people: from protestors on the streets of Tehran and Baghdad to innocent men, women, and children caught in the middle of the war in Syria. His Quds Force supplied EFPs to the insurgency in Iraq, which were the most devastating IEDs U.S. forces faced and directly resulted in over 600 Americans killed and thousands more wounded.

Most recently, he directed the Iranian-linked Kata’ib Hezbollah militia to attack U.S. bases in Iraq with rockets, which killed an American, and storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

In response to the news, a notable member of Congress released the following statement:

Soleimani was the chief architect of Iran’s reign of terror throughout the Middle East. He ordered the attacks on our bases last week that resulted in four injured troops and one dead American, the storming of our embassy—our sovereign territory, and was actively planning more attacks on Americans throughout the region.

Both Presidents Bush and Obama squandered opportunities to bring Soleimani to justice, which should have been done long ago. Those in Congress who are carping about not being consulted beforehand did not voice those same concerns when President Obama took out Osama bin Laden without prior Congressional consultation, so there is no reason to listen to these complaints now.

I applaud President Trump’s decision and the extraordinary skill and professionalism of the men and women who executed his orders. Let us all pray for their safety in the days ahead.

And I VERY STRONGLY support women’s rights, including to BAN THE VEIL.

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