Does damaging a few structures avenge Soleimani’s assassination?



Trump’s hatred of Obama and the love of Jewish money and votes

is proving to be potent poison for the people of our planet

Obama loosened the economic noose around Iran and improved relations

Israel, the Israeli Lobby, and most Congress on the Lobby’s payroll hated it

Trump got the US out of the international treaty signed by Obama

and began imposing more and more economic sanctions on Iran

the goal is to provoke Iran to begin its “official end,” Trump’s words

a week ago, Iran’s second most important leader was assassinated

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami declared:

“A crushing revenge will be taken for Soleimani’s unjust assassination … We will take revenge from all those involved and responsible for his assassination.”

Iran fired ballistic missiles on two United States bases in Iraq

it destroyed a few structures but avoided causing any human casualties

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif deescalated the tension:

“Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched,” Zarif tweeted. “We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.”

Trump imposed more sanctions via Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin:

“We are also designating Iran’s largest metals manufacturers, and imposing sanctions on new sectors of the Iranian economy including construction, manufacturing, and mining. These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the funding of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons.”

the power equation between the US and Iran is very unequal

the US is a global terrorist whereas Iran is not even a regional terrorist

that honor belongs to Israel, a nuclear power with 200 nuclear weapons

Iran is surrounded by lethal foes: Israel, Saudi Arabia, the US in Iraq

so it has to be very careful in exacting revenge on the United States

even the entire Trump cabinet doesn’t equal General Qassem Soleimani

his strategies helped Iran to survive against the sanctions and enemies

Iran is in this tussle for the long run and has a record of fighting back

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