The radical Left has a track record of sympathizing with terrorists over our President.
Recall the Washington Post article which referred to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis whom Trump had assassinated back in October, as an "austere religious scholar"... who also happened to be responsible for the transformation of ISIS into a global terrorist network that raped, kidnapped, and murdered innocent people, including American citizen Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker who was captured in Syria in 2013.
Suddenly "austere religious scholar" doesn't sound quite so PC.
The Left has played this same sympathy card as events with Iran unfurled over the weekend. However, this time their allegiance to foreign countries and known terrorists over our President has grown much stronger and is quite alarming.
A quick timeline of events:
- On December 27th, 2019, an American contractor was killed and several US and Iraqi military personnel were wounded in a rocket attack launched by an Iranian-backed militia group on the American military command center in Baghdad.
- On December 29th, 2019, the United States carried out airstrikes in areas of Syria and Iran where members of the militia were located.
- On December 31st, 2019, the Iranian militia group attacked the United States embassy in Baghdad, which suffered fairly severe damage.
- On January 2nd, 2020, the United States assassinated known Iranian terrorist General Qassem Soleimani.
- On January 7th, 2020, Iran launched ballistic missiles at a coalition house in Iraq which housed both Iraqi and American soldiers. There were 0 American casualties.
Those on the far Left have resorted to their typical outrage. They've called Trump and America terrorists, alleged that Soleimani was an innocent military general, and even apologized to Iran for the assassination of Soleimani. Actress Rose McGowan tweeted out, "Dear #Iran, the US has disrespected your country, your flag, and your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani."
Pathetic of her to apologize, to address the Iranian people as someone "being held hostage by a terrorist regime." The disrespect and idiocy of that statement are unfounded. McGowan's net worth is $6 million. That somehow doesn't scream victim of a terrorist regime.
She later walked her tweet back, saying that she panicked at the prospect of war. So in the event of a war, Rose McGowan will automatically pull a Benedict Arnold and defect to the other side. Instead of standing behind a President whose views she doesn't agree with, she stands behind a terrorist regime.
TIME magazine released an article entitled "How to Talk With Your Kids About the Situation in Iran." In it, it referred to Soleimani simply as an Iranian general, and stated that "Donald Trump alleged that he was a terrorist."
Soleimani was a terrorist. Even sympathizer McGowan called him an "evil man who did evil, evil things." Soleimani headed the Iranian military, pushed for civil war in Yemen and Syria, and played a large role in convincing Russia to join the Syrian war. Together, Iran and Russia have all but won the war in Syria for the Assad regime. Remember the videos of citizens in Syria being gassed? Yeah, that was Assad, backed by Iran and Russia. Soleimani was a staunch supporter of Assad, and his death has received little sympathy from Syrians. Soleimani's National Guard was in part responsible for the killings of some 1,500 Iranian protestors back in November. In 1999, then just a member of the Revolutionary Guard, Soleimani joined those encouraging then-President Mohammad Khanti to crush university student protestors. Soleimani is suspected to have orchestrated the December 31st attack on our embassy and was planning attacks on four more military bases prior to his assasination.
So "top military general" is ONE way to put it…
The Left has claimed Trump was unjustified in killing Soleimani, though both President Bush and Obama considered doing just that. They have claimed that he should have asked Congress for permission, which is inherently unconstitutional; the President does not work for Congress. (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated back in 2011 that President Obama was not required to notify Congress when he sent troops to Libya in order to overthrow Muammar Qadaffi. Interesting how this applied to Obama and not Trump!) Finally, after running out of options, the Left turned to fear-mongering. Talk of a "WWIII" and "imminent war with Iran" was flooding the internet. Pelosi told Americans to pray, as the "world cannot afford another war."
This totally ignores the fact of basic American foreign policy, which relies on deterrence. The United States is a superpower, a symbol of freedom and democracy, perhaps one of the last standing symbols in the world. The United States cannot appear weak on the world stage, nor can it allow its troops to be put in danger. Reacting to Iranian attacks, and reacting disproportionately in an effort to deter further conflict is a far step from an all-out world war.
As fears of war have faded, the Left has moved on to one final mode of attack; blame President Trump for Iran shooting down the Ukranian passenger plane which resulted in the deaths of 176 innocent people. If Trump had not assassinated Soleimani, the Left argues, then Iran would not have had to fire ballistic missiles, and one would not have hit the plane, and thus those people would be alive. Also, two plus two equals five.
The lengths the Left is going to in order to not give Trump credit for doing something good (killing a terrorist who threatened the safety and well-being of American troops and citizens, resulting in a bit less evil in the world) is frightening. They are actually defending terrorists and corrupt regimes. They are turning away from America and patriotism in a way never seen before.
The radical Left has become wholly anti-American. One can only imagine what they would do should they gain complete control of the country.