Iranians and Iraqis are Celebrating the Death of Quds Commander, Time to Bring Troops Home

After the airstrike that killed Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, Iranians and Iraqis are celebrating.

The U.S.’s action came in response to an Iranian-supported militia attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq.

According to Steve Watson of Summit News, Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, was a despised figure in Iran and Iraq among those persecuted by the Iranian government and its proxies.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo viewed both Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Soleimani as equal threats.

After news of the strike, President Trump tweeted an American flag without any comment:

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Following news of Soleimani’s death, Iraqis were dancing in the streets:

One user stated, “Iranians who have been forced to live under ruthless military rule, took to Twitter to thank Trump with the hashtag #TnxPOTUS4Soleimani.”

Another tweeted, “As an Iranian, I wanted to thank you with all my heart @realDonaldTrump, for putting an end to #Soleimani. You just made the world a better place to live in#TnxPOTUS4Soleimani#FreeIran2020

Other reports suggested that US Marines captured high profile terrorist actors:

Trump was definitely placed in an awkward spot, but he had to defend the U.S. embassy staff from a potential repeat of the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis.

Nevertheless, Trump re-assured the world that he is not pursuing war.

There is no need for him to bow down to pressure from interest groups who have no desire in abiding by Trump’s America First agenda.

Hopefully, Trump pulls more troops out of the Middle East and focuses more attention on America and its southern border.