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The Case for Killing Qassim Suleimani. The strike was justified and legally sound.
New York Times ^ | January 10, 2020 | Tom Cotton

Posted on 01/10/2020 8:54:15 AM PST by karpov

Last week, our military and intelligence services brought justice to Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s terror mastermind. President Trump ordered General Suleimani’s killing after months of attacks on Americans by Iran’s proxy forces in Iraq. These attacks culminated in a rocket strike that killed an American and wounded others, then the attempted storming of our embassy in Baghdad. The first attack crossed the red line drawn by the president last summer — that if Iran harmed an American, it would face severe consequences. The president meant what he said, as Mr. Suleimani learned the hard way.

Mr. Suleimani’s killing was justified, legal and strategically sound. But the president’s critics swarmed as usual. After the embassy attack, a Democratic senator declared that the president had “rendered America impotent.” Some Democrats then pivoted after the Suleimani strike, calling him “reckless” and “dangerous.” Those are the words of Senator Elizabeth Warren, who also described Mr. Suleimani — the leader of a State Department-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization plotting to kill American troops — as a “senior foreign military official.” Senator Bernie Sanders likened America’s killing of a terrorist on the battlefield to Vladimir Putin’s assassination of Russian political dissidents.

Some Democrats seem to feel a strange regret for the killing of a monster who specialized in killing Americans. The linguist his proxies killed on Dec. 27, Nawres Hamid, was merely his last victim out of more than 600 in Iraq since 2003. His forces have instigated attacks against our troops in Afghanistan. He plotted a (foiled) bombing in Washington, D.C., and attempted attacks on the soil of our European allies. He armed the terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon with rockets to pummel the Jewish state of Israel.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: suleimani; tomcotton; trumpgwot

1 posted on 01/10/2020 8:54:15 AM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

I took a double-take on the source, until I saw the author was Tom Cotton. 8>)


2 posted on 01/10/2020 8:58:02 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: karpov
The Case for Killing Qassim Suleimani. The strike was justified and legally sound.

New York Times ^ | January 10, 2020 | Tom Cotton I'm hearing pigs fly over NYC, and I live in California.


3 posted on 01/10/2020 8:58:55 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Trump defense chief: "US not seeking war with Iran but prepared to 'finish one'!")
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To: karpov

A voice of sanity in a sea of mental illness and hatred.


4 posted on 01/10/2020 9:00:03 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: karpov
Trump “broke” the left, and they are doggedly indicating to us that the term “broke” also included snapping their moral compass in half.

They never had a moral compass to break down at all. They have just decided to expose that fact for the few remaining who have overlooked this fact. Delivering a live baby, to keep it comfortable, while doctor & mother make a decision to kill it, should have been enough, but I guess some still need to be convinced that they are morally bankrupt to begin with.

5 posted on 01/10/2020 9:05:11 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: karpov

Just let it sink in that this article has to be written. And the underlying reason for this article is because the Left in this Country have sold out America and are more interested in getting Donald Trump, or any Republican, rather than rejoicing in doing good by ridding the world of this evil.

We all know, the theme of Democrats has been to sympathize with Iran rather than to rejoice with America. The Democrat Party is truly despicable.


6 posted on 01/10/2020 9:21:29 AM PST by Obadiah (Kill the deep state or lose the Republic.)
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To: karpov

Comments at the NYT site are about 99.9% in disagreement with the article. It’ll probably get pulled.


7 posted on 01/10/2020 9:28:17 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (With every passing day, I am a little bit gladder that Romney lost in 2012.)
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To: Grampa Dave

An op ed. Nothing more.


8 posted on 01/10/2020 9:41:16 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

At least they published it.


9 posted on 01/10/2020 9:51:18 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Trump defense chief: "US not seeking war with Iran but prepared to 'finish one'!")
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To: Robert DeLong

Tom Cotton was the only Senator to not vote for the Corker bill which stood the Constitution on its head and enabled the Kenyanesian Usurper to get his “deal”.


10 posted on 01/10/2020 10:08:14 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

He’s always been the real deal, unlike Lee & Paul. 8>)


11 posted on 01/10/2020 10:10:08 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: karpov

He blowed up real good!


12 posted on 01/10/2020 10:11:54 AM PST by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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