Countless Iraqis took to the streets to celebrate Thursday night after a US airstrike eliminated a top Iranian General responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans around the world.
“Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more,” posted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the operation.
Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more. pic.twitter.com/huFcae3ap4
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 3, 2020
“When you see Iraqis celebrating in the streets because the United States has brought justice to Iran’s ethnic cleansing terror chief, it is beyond comprehension that some here in DC would criticize @realDonaldTrump for their own political reasons,” said Sen. Ted Cruz.
AMERICA RESPONDS: US Airstrike Kills Iranian General, Other Military Officials at Baghdad Airport
The United States launched an airstrike Thursday evening that resulted in the death of an Iranian general and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, according to Fox News.
“The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran’s top ‘shadow commander’ was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said,” reports Fox.
“I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. … We made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now demonstrated that. I hope the Iranian leadership will see that and see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate and take actions consistent with what normal nations do. In the event that they do not and they go in the other direction, I know that President Trump and the entire United States government is prepared to respond appropriately,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“He’s got hundreds of American lives and blood on his hands. What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans. There would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis and people in other countries. It was a strike that was aimed at disrupting that plot, disrupting further aggression and we hope, setting the conditions for de-escalation as well,” he added.
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LINDSEY GRAHAM: Iranian General ‘Signed His Own Death Warrant’ by Planning Attacks Against Americans
Sen. Lindsey Graham threw his full support behind the President’s decision to launch a US airstrike against an Iranian General Friday; saying the leader “signed his own death warrant” by planning attacks aimed at Americans.
“When it comes to the death of General Soleimani, there is no one to blame but himself. He effectively signed his own death warrant by planning massive attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and throughout the Middle East,” posted Graham on Twitter.
When it comes to the death of General Soleimani, there is no one to blame but himself.
He effectively signed his own death warrant by planning massive attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 3, 2020
“President @realDonaldTrump took decisive, preemptive action to foil a plot directed at American personnel. As to what happens next: It should be clear to Iran that President Trump will not sit idly by if our people and interests are threatened,” he added.