Trump in the drivers seat.
From the palatial confines of his resort country club Mar-A-Lago, the President of the United States Donald Trump got to fulfill something he surely was itching to do since he got elected by winning the electoral college; He ordered a drone shelling attack on one of this nation’s enemies by killing General Solieiami of the Quds Army of Iran while he was meeting two Iraqi officials at the Bagdhad Airport in Iraq, both of whom also perished in the explosion relegating them to collateral damage as the Pentagon used to say when the U.S. Air Force and Navy shelled villages and towns with air strikes during the invasion and the next 11 years occupying the sovereign nation.
I presume Trump was wearing his bathrobe snacking on leftover meatloaf and two big scoops of ice cream when he was making his fatal executive order and it must have gave him quite a rush to be able to do something so powerful and official similar to what a mob does when he orders some of his capos to “take someone out”. Especially since the President used to do business with these nefarious men to build his nascent empire of luxury towers and hotels back in the late 70’s and 80’s and his disastrous casinos in the early 90’s.
With this whacking though, Trump got to pull this off with the power of the presidency and the law and God on his side. He could not be questioned for his (but mostly the deep/steady state’s) decision, not even by Congress of which he had to get the approval of to execute the execution of the Iranian general. Really, fuck them, I’m the president the people speak through me!
Then the repercussions came.
Apparently Gen. Sulieiami’s assassination and the plans for it was a big foreign policy no-no and boo-boo for a very long time. The elected millionaires were up in bipartisan arms and shocked I tell you that Trump would pull off bombing the amoebas out of Sulli even though they all gave Trump about over 200 billion dollars the last three years building up the military he’s the boss of, watch with gaping mouth as he kiboshed the nuclear deal with Iran and then reinstate crippling economic sanctions against and give the approval of a mission center devoted to the buildup to war with Iran. Speaker Nancy “Pants” Pelosi and Senate Minority “leader” and pro bono AIPAC lobbyist Chuck Schumer (or “Schmuck Chumer”) both claimed to be blindsided by Trump’s autocratic whack job.
The last time there was an assassination of this significance was when Franz Ferdinand was whacked in Sarajevo in 1914, which led to World War I, the alleged war to end all wars. But Trump got on his twitter and stressed that this is fine. That Sulli should have been taken out a long time ago and only he could fix this (wait the latter was said in 2016, doh). Secretary Mike Pompeo crowed also that Solli’s obliteration was just and absolute. Period. Full Stop.
But it wasn’t just convincing enough for Iran and Iraq. With hundreds of thousands of Iranians marching for their beloved military commander as the Iranian fighter planes took the skies (didn’t know Iran had an air force, oh shit). Messages from Iraqi officials to the U.S. State and Defense department officials and generals were blunt. They didn’t want U.S. around anymore, as if Iraqi’s storming the U.S. Embassy in solidarity of the missile attack on Hezbollah in Iran days before the assassination wasn’t enough of a message. Seriously, it looked like after over a decade of an empire’s occupying force (except from the U.S. military bases built there) and the genesis and rise of ISIS, the Iraqi government and the populace had enough of U.S.’s presence.
Following a general’s acknowledgement of Iraq’s sovereign demand, another U.S.A.F. general went on T.V. running off at the mouth that it was all misstated and their staying put. Everything’s fine. But it didn’t stop Mr. President from talking shit about levying sanctions on Iraq like in the bad old days of Saddam Hussein even though we had to invade their nation based on 9/11 complicity lies so we can give them sweet democracy.
As for the drone bombing, Pompeo kept going on the podium and gaslighted his faceanus off justifying Trump’s attack. Pomp has without an ounce of shame reduced this drone attack to literally assuming what was Soliemani’s mind at the time. Trump assumed/assured that Solie was going to bomb four embassies in Iraq as Pompeo humiliated himself to the press by saying he had solid confirmation of imminent attacks based on his own clairvoyance yet he couldn’t conjure the exact days and times when presumed/assumed attacks on embassies were going to occur. Leaving the impression that Trump and Pompeo each contracted a case of the “Known Unknowns” or what’s unknowingly known as “Rumsfeld’s Disease” period full stop
Around the time this shitshow was on, Iran’s government decided to exact revenge on their beloved and regionally famous general and attacked two U.S. military bases in Iraq. No casualties or even injuries were reported from the enemy missiles shelling them. This reveals two things and that is we got some bad ass technology to detect an attack from hitting U.S. and that our nation retreated from an actual imminent attack and defend our ground. Unfortunately, when Iran did this they also shot a civilian passenger Boeing jet out of the sky, killing over 160 people including about 70 Iranians. Which shows they are also careless while playing war games too and also aren’t ashamed to lie about their deadly incompetence.
Which is basically what this whole conflict is about even if it’s good that the U.S. is trying to avoid one. Because since the whacking of Soliemani and the shit-tweeting and self-righteous colonial boasting that followed, Trump and the boys have been retreating constantly trying to downplay the severity of their deadly mistake, even calling their attack an act of peace. A classic case of talking a big game but being afraid of the bloody consequences and of losing the battle.
Richard Clarke, the man who was in George W Bush’s Defense Dept. during the 9/11 attacks has to remind everyone that engaging in a war with Iran will lead more years of fighting, trillions of dollars more spent and millions of people dying, crippled and displaced and the result will still be Iran being a sovereign nation. But it’s doubtful that Trump, Pompeo, the military industrial complex and the neocon Republicans and fauxgressive DC democrats will give a shit because the only reason why we get into wars preemptively and gratuitously is for only one thing. Profits. While Pelosi was diddling with her impeachment papers, Trump was making the rounds at Mar-a-Lago telling his members something hyuge was going to happen in the middle east, then suddenly stocks in defense manufacturing went up.
Sure it’s suspect that Trump only whacked Solli to distract the nation from impeachment and also to fuck with the Democratic primary to have them focus on foreign policy and not domestic issues in high demand like free health care and college and taxing the multi-billionaires. But finding away to spend all that military cash just to build up more for it is the American way and has been for the last century plus six years. This isn’t going to stop anytime soon. But in the meantime, our current leaders are acting chickenshit in executing our empirical goals.
As expected from a bunch of warmongering chickenhawks and a draft evading, spoiled rotten and barely educated mook from Queens.