After the United States targeted and killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his unwavering support for the defensive and preventive strike.
Upon returning to Israel from Greece, Netanyahu spoke from Israel’s own experience that President Donald Trump has the right and duty to pursue his nation’s national security interests.
“Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right,” Netanyahu tweeted at the airport Friday upon his return from a trip to Greece.
He reminded the world of Soleimani’s track record as a glorified Islamic terrorist who had targeted and murdered an untold number of American victims.
“Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people,” he added. “He was planning more such attacks.”
Even though Netanyahu directed his ministers to not offer comment about America’s strategic strike carried out at the airport of Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, he was unapologetic about commending Trump’s zero-tolerance foreign policy implemented when responding to Iran’s constant threats and aggression.
“President Trump deserves all the credit for acting swiftly, forcefully and decisively,” the prime minister asserted.
Israel’s Yesh Atid Party Chairman Yair Lapid – who is considered the “opposition Blue and White number two” – was quick to respond, as well, giving praise to Trump for his no-nonsense approach to Iranian bullying and terrorism.
“I congratulate President Trump and the entire Middle East on the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani,” Lapid proclaimed, according to CBN News. “He planned and led deadly terror attacks from Damascus to Buenos Aires and is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent civilians. He got exactly what he deserved.”
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of State Moshe Ya’alon – a Blue and White Knesset member – was more than pleased that the international terrorist was finally brought to justice.
“[The world] has been freed from a mass murderer who disseminated terror and death in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, Yemen, Gulf States and many other areas in the world – good riddance!” Ya’alon exclaimed on Twitter Friday.
In the overnight drone strike at the Baghdad airport designed to take out Soleimani, the death of Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a number of other casualties were also reported.
Many in the U.S. and abroad believe that retaliation against the Islamic Republic – which has often dubbed America as “Great Satan” and Israel as “Little Satan” – was long overdue.
“Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the map for decades and heavily supported Hezbollah in Lebanon in its fight against Israel – as well as Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Gaza,” CBN News noted.
Dems create room for criticism
Even though Soleimani was a notorious mass-murdering Islamic terrorist, top Democratic presidential candidates made room to criticize Trump for the aggressive move to take him out.
"Soleimani was a murderer, responsible for the deaths of thousands – including hundreds of Americans – but this reckless move escalates the situation with Iran and increases the likelihood of more deaths and new Middle East conflict,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) argued, according to TheBlaze. “Our priority must be to avoid another costly war."
Former Vice President Joe Biden also condemned the president for making sure Soleimani’s mass murder of innocent victims was put to an end.
"[Soleimani] deserved to be brought to justice for his crimes against American troops and thousands of innocents throughout the region – he supported terror and sowed chaos,” Biden conceded before blasting Trump’s move to take him out. “None of that negates the fact that this is a hugely escalatory move in an already dangerous region. … President Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox…”
U.S. leadership – including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – stands behind the strategic lethal strike 100 percent.
“[The airstrike was] wholly lawful, [as Soleimani was plotting] an imminent attack [against the U.S. and its interests],” Pompeo contended, according to another CBN report.
A detail of Soleimani’s terrorist attacks were given by the U.S. Department of Defense.
"General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” a statement from the Pentagon reads, according to CBN News. “General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more…"
The glorified Iranian terrorist’s hand in jihad was so substantial that he became a national hero in Iran for hunting down and killing infidels.
“Soleimani was the architect of Iran's operations throughout the region and had been sanctioned by the U.S. and the UN for supporting terrorism,” CBN News recounted. “A former CIA officer once told the New Yorker that Soleimani was the most powerful operative in the Middle East, [and] he was so famous in Iran, a cut-out of his image greeted passengers at Tehran Airport.”
Before tweeting the success of the successful airstrike, Trump posted an image of the American flag, followed by a post reminding his followers of the evil he eradicated from the planet.
“General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time and was plotting to kill many more… but got caught!” Trump tweeted Friday. “He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people – including the recent large number…”