General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020
….of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020
I haven’t seen the neocons this happy since the salad days of 2003 when George W. Bush invaded Iraq. The whole network of Jewish-funded rats is on cloud nine:
Congratulations to all involved in eliminating Qassem Soleimani. Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran’s malign Quds Force activities worldwide. Hope this is the first step to regime change in Tehran.— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) January 3, 2020
Mike Pompeo to CNN on Suleimani assassination: “I saw last night there was dancing in the streets in parts of Iraq. We have every expectation that people not only in Iraq, but in Iran, will view the American action last night as giving them freedom.” pic.twitter.com/ALeQBqEf2g— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 3, 2020
Again, for all who weren’t paying attention, Iran was attacking and seizing oil tankers, downing drones, attacking Saudi oil plants, raining rockets on US forces for weeks, and orchestrating the storming our embassy. A retaliatory response is designed to dissuade those actions. https://t.co/CQFUGArkId— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) January 3, 2020
There is nothing “disproportionate” about killing an enemy commander, in a war zone — where U.S. troops are deployed according to proper legal authorities — who is planning and executing attacks on U.S. personnel. https://t.co/z4zAiLAatP— David French (@DavidAFrench) January 3, 2020
Bottom line — the Trump administration has taken a bold, justifiable action against Iran. But the next steps are vital, requiring strategic vision and tactical agility. I feel real joy at Suleimani’s demise. I feel real concern about what comes next. /end— David French (@DavidAFrench) January 3, 2020
Glad he’s dead. Soleimani has murdered American soldiers and terrorized innocents for long enough https://t.co/b40vFdo2JO— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 3, 2020
To all the jerks saying Trump did this “for Israel”:— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
1. No American should die for Israel.
2. If you can’t feel shame when your country is shamed and want to act when your own people are killed, your problem isn’t Israel. Your problem is you.
American deterrence was never restored after Iran occupied the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, holding 52 hostages for more than a year.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
We know deterrence was never restored because Iran was willing to try the same trick again in Baghdad this week.
Soleimani was the architect of a blood-soaked Iranian empire extending to the Mediterranean.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
In killing him Trump reestablishes the deterrent threat protecting US embassies that was lost in 1979.
This is a message directed not just to Iran, but at China and Russia too.
You can be darned sure no in the world thinks seizing an American embassy is a genius tactical move right now. Not in Iran—and not anywhere else.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
Of course Iran will look for ways of hitting back. They may succeed too.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
But keep your eye on the ball: A free nation has to be able to deter attacks by its enemies.
What Trump did today was to rectify a weakness in the US deterrent posture that has dragged on for 40 years.
This means that the US has retaliated not only for the attack on America’s Baghdad embassy in 2019, but also for the horrific attack on America’s Tehran embassy in 1979.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
This was the right thing to do. Americans should feel proud that their government wasn’t afraid to do it.
And they should be proud of this just response even if a price will have to be paid for it.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) January 3, 2020
You can’t maintain the existence of a free nation for free.
Trump’s Soleimani airstrike is utterly righteous. Soleimani was one of the worst human beings on the planet. America had to re-establish deterrence after Obama’s appeasement. This will not be the end of the story — Iran will continue to lash out. But they’re certainly on notice.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 3, 2020
It’s perfectly reasonable to worry about what comes next. It is also perfectly insane to suggest that the US was the aggressor here, or that the US is the party ratcheting up tensions after months of consistent Iranian attacks, including an assault on our embassy this week.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 3, 2020
There is something seriously wrong with the reaction I am seeing from the press and some on the left. Of course there is legitimate concern about retaliation, but we just took out someone responsible for thousands of American death. The world is now a safer place.— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) January 3, 2020
My warnings about Soleimani two years ago. ?? https://t.co/J3wlQdwB5A— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 3, 2020
Recently I spoke on the Iranian threats in the region. The Iranian regime had a choice to make. Their choice was to plan for another attack. We responded with strength, not fear. ???? https://t.co/WRcqODDZvR— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 3, 2020
Qassem Soleimani was an arch terrorist with American blood on his hands. His demise should be applauded by all who seek peace and justice. Proud of President Trump for doing the strong and right thing. @realDonaldTrump ??— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 3, 2020
I’ve received hundreds of messages of support. Like this:— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 3, 2020
“Thank you it was a great step to have free Iran! I didn’t like your comment because my family live in Iran and the government monitoring social media and searching about the people who are against them.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.):— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) January 3, 2020
“Soleimani masterminded Iran’s reign of terror for decades, including the deaths of hundreds of Americans. Tonight, he got what he richly deserved, and all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved: justice.“
1. Soleimani wasn’t “assasinated”,he was killed on the battlefield during active operations.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 3, 2020
2. He was in #Iraq in violation of a 2007 UN Security Council travel ban
3. He spent the last few days coordinating imminent attacks against American citizens,allies & interests 1/2
Did You Know:— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) January 3, 2020
Soleimani planned the 2012 attacks in Libya because he knew about the gun running to Syrian rebels that was going on out of the CIA Annex
He was responsible for Benghazi
And now he is dead
Soleimani was a murderer with the blood of Americans on his hands—and plotting more attacks. Thank God for our military who eliminated him.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 3, 2020
President Trump sent a message: the days of appeasement are over. Target Americans, and you will be swiftly brought to justice.
America First*— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) January 3, 2020
*except when an American embassy is attacked https://t.co/9JKbQeHdNQ
It is also long-overdue justice for our Israeli allies who have suffered decades of terrorism at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists commanded by his IRGC Quds Force.— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 3, 2020
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was seen at Mar-a-Lago on Monday and Tuesday, says on Fox News, “I was briefed about the potential operation when I was down in Florida.”— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 3, 2020
We killed the most powerful man in Tehran short of the Ayatollah.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 3, 2020
This was not an act of revenge for what he had done in the past.
This was a preemptive, defensive strike planned to take out the organizer of attacks yet to come.
This tweet is simply drunk partisanship. Gen. Soleimani has killed hundreds and hundreds of Americans, and was actively plotting more. This commander-in-chief — any C-in-C. — has an obligation to defend America by killing this bastard. https://t.co/eQmiCgegxS— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) January 3, 2020
Soleimani made it his life’s work to take the Iranian revolutionary call for “death to America” and “death to Israel” and turn them into action. No man alive was more directly responsible for the deaths of more American servicemembers than Qassem Soleimani. https://t.co/L4TgJLevhc— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) January 3, 2020
The world is a better place without Soleimani in it. pic.twitter.com/vooapUu2eH— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 3, 2020