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In the past hours I read the assassination of Qassem Soleimani has been ab objective for some time. Especially former CIA chief Pompeo wanted it and he had Trump's ear.  

There was no scrutiny of the consequences as would be with such an major decision, but Trump kept the final decision within a small circle of his close advisors (Netanyahu had been notified and he was for). Only recent calculus and the events after the attack killing one US contractor, the choice was put forward. With the US Embassy under threat after the US military retaliation killing 25 Iraq's, the final decision got all votes to GO. It was a punishment and the execution of choice, not an imminent threat.

Doesn't meet UN convention or International Law? No one involved cared about that. Typical reactie as given by Dominic Raab yesterday, I'm not in a position to question the tactical or strategic decision of the US president. Would the US have bombed targets inside Iran if the Iran retaliation would have killed one US soldier? HELL YES! We've got a BIGGER stick than them.

by Oui on Fri Jan 10th, 2020 at 04:00:30 AM EST
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