The news is out: [Jeremy Corbyn has called the killing of Iran’s top General by the US an “extremely serious and dangerous escalation of conflict in the Middle East”.
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in a strike near Baghdad airport by US forces.
His death marks an escalation of tensions between the US and Iran, which have been at boiling point since Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions on Tehran.
“Iran on Friday vowed ‘severe revenge’ in response to a U.S. airstrike that killed Tehran’s most powerful military commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, and dramatically sharpened tensions across the Middle East.” The Trump administration announced that the move was a defensive action responding to militia attacks on our Baghdad embassy, but then promptly announced all Americans should leave Iraq. Are we putting Americans at greater risk or protecting them? That is one of dozens of questions that Congress, allies, pundits and ordinary Americans are asking.]
Imagine Iran killing a US general at an American airport. Terrorism is terrorism regardless of who commits it or where. It is absolutely disgusting to watch people in foreign countries get slaughtered for the sole purpose of distracting American opinion from problems created by the losers that voters elected to office. “Walking the dog” has been the decision of choice for criminals more eager to cover their screw-ups than pay the price like real men.