General Qassem Solaimani was a brilliant strategist whose first martyrdom anniversary falls on January 3. While he has joined his Creator, his legacy continues. Oppressors and war criminals will pay a heavy price for their crimes.
The year 2020 has been disastrous. It started with the US assassination of General Qassem Solaimani of Iran and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis of Iraq. On November 27, Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated. In-between Covid-19 has ravaged societies. Can it get any worse?
The American neo-cons have gone berserk. They have embarked on a plan to break-up Iraq following demands by the Iraqi parliament and government for US and foreign troops to get out of Iraq. The demands came in the wake of the assassination of Iran’s top general, Haj Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi comrade, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3 at Baghdad airport. The US missile strikes were described by most legal experts as war crimes.
By assassinating General Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump violated international law and committed a war crime. For this, he would be liable to capital punishment under the Nuremberg Law.
If Donald Trump thought he would appear macho by assassinating General Soleimani, he has made a big mistake. The martyred revolutionary commander has become an even bigger figure in death than he was when alive.
Millions of Iraqis, setting aside political differences, joined hands in a peaceful rally in Baghdad on January 17 to demand the ouster of all US forces from the country.
Some Muslims have described Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes on two American bases in Iraq as not sufficiently strong because no American soldier was killed. Iran’s missiles were not intended to kill but to send a message that no US military bases or its allies and puppets’ assets in the region are safe from Irani strikes.
The Ukrainian airliner mistakenly shot down by Iran on January 8 is being exploited by some quarters for political purposes. This is both shocking and disturbing.
True to their devious nature, Western media outlets have indulged in customary disinformation pertaining to the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. It was a war crime and must be condemned as such.
Twitter and Instagram are on a rampage censoring points of view critical of the American narrative. People expressing sympathy for Iranian General Soleimani who was murdered in cold blood by the US are being blocked and censored.
Resistance and revolution are definitely in the air, not only in Iran and Iraq but everywhere the heart beats for peace and justice.