USAs president Donald J. Trump holdt i kveld en tale om angrepet og elimineringen av den iranske generalen Aasem Soleimani. Trump uttalte at han vil beskytte amerikanere og amerikanske interesser fra farer. Han sa videre at USA ikke ønsket et regimeskifte i Iran, men at de kreftene i landet som kjempet mot USA og verdensfreden vil bli straffet.
Trump nevnte også hvordan USA kort tid innen tok livet av IS-lederen Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi og at man har full oversikt over hvilke farer som finnes der ute, og at man vil gå til verks mot alle som utgjør en risiko for USA.
Lurer på, @Aftenposten …
Regimet som slår ihjel, voldtar, , fengsler, og tråkker på envær ting som ligner menneskerettigheter…
Inkludert for deres kolleger i Iran…
Hvordan blir de «populære»? pic.twitter.com/8xUItkl8kM
— Arild B. (@BDjup) January 3, 2020
Det är nog bara SVT som kan benämna en av den iranska regimens militära ledare som ”toppdiplomat”. pic.twitter.com/eSZwA4d5o3
— Emil Moghaddam (@emil_moghaddam) January 3, 2020
BREAKING: Ilhan Omar Attacks Trump For Killing Top Iranian Terrorist, Promotes Conspiracy Theory https://t.co/2qOLQ7MLZ9
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 3, 2020
Should he be in mourning? Was the CNN staff in mourning over the deaths of leading operatives of the world’s greatest terrorist regime? https://t.co/ITRvMESoKQ
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 3, 2020
According the the Obama Department of Defense, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist directly responsible for the murder of over 500 US service men & women. Why are congressional Dems outraged that he’s finally dead? See more: https://t.co/7MrD4tyM5y https://t.co/cKYSPLSLmj
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 3, 2020
Arch-terrorist #QassemSoleimani is dead. Sad news for @jeremycorbyn, it seems.
Soleimani led Iran’s Quds Force, killers of 1000s, incl. 100s of Americans, across M. East.
How many more would he have killed had US not acted?
Will Corbyn lay a wreath & offer a eulogy for him? https://t.co/jd6bZN4Ueq
— David Harris (@DavidHarrisAJC) January 3, 2020
Who is breathing a sigh of relief that Gen Soleimani is dead? Dissidents, feminists & secularists from Iran, Iraq, Syria & Lebanon.
He was a Shia Osama bin Laden with a national treasury & flag.
Who is crying foul? Obama alum Ben Rhodes, CodePink & Squad cocreator Cenk Uyger🤷🏽♀️
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) January 3, 2020
This plus all the gleeful commentary laughing that someone is dead. I have no doubt that taking #Soleimani out was the right move, but I have doubts about the future of a society that cheers murder. cc: @AndrewYang https://t.co/qF5uinxsMU
— Shireen Qudosi (@ShireenQudosi) January 3, 2020
#Iran— The #IRGC has announced the funeral & burial schedule of the late QF cmdr. Qasem #Soleimani:
▪Sun.: Funeral in Holy Mashhad
▪Mon.: Prayer for the Dead led by #Khamenei & funeral at Tehran U.
▪Tue.: Funeral & burial in Kerman#Iraq #Lebanon #Syria #Suleimani pic.twitter.com/zaZOhI4SaW
— Hezbollah Watch® (@HezbollahWatch) January 3, 2020
Iraqi state TV is reporting the "martyrdom" of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Mohandis on the Baghdad airport road. pic.twitter.com/WvVYWTeZ1X
— بن بست خاورمیانه Middle East Dead End (@MiddleeastDE) January 3, 2020
Trump’s decision to strike Soleimani dead is not beyond criticism
But it is worth noting that most Democrats would rather use the immediate aftermath of Soleimani’s death to take a shot at Trump than applaud the rightful demise of a murderous terroristhttps://t.co/ZIuq9Vklrn
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 3, 2020
Interesting choice of quotes for this headline.@CBSNews could’ve gone with “Soleimani was an evil genius”, “He had a lot of American blood on his hands”, or “The world is a better place without him”.
But they chose “There will be dead Americans”.
— John Hornbuckle (@JohnRHornbuckle) January 3, 2020
Back in November 2018, Qasem Soleimani was threatening Trump and claimed that he alone is enough to fight US. He is dead now. pic.twitter.com/NxtW1WIhWy
— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) January 3, 2020