Trump strike kills Iran’s terrorist general prompting leftist apologies, and kudos from the right

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The reactions to President Donald Trump ordering the U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, reinforce the belief held by many that Democrats hate Trump more than they love America.

It also leaves one with the notion that this president isn’t messing around.

While the strike escalates tensions in the region significantly, the anti-Trump media is spilling little ink explaining that Iran has been engaged in a series of provocative actions for some time, nor are they detailing the restraint exercised by Trump along the way.

A restraint that clearly reached its limits following the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad this week — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview following the attack that militants were “directed to go to the embassy by Qassem Soleimani.”

Pompeo also shared a video after Soleimani’s death suggesting that the Iraqi people were pleased with the outcome.

The incident at the embassy was prompted by a U.S. airstrike on Sunday that killed 25 fighters of Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militia in Iraq — this being retaliation for the killing of a U.S. contractor at an Iraqi military base.

And make no mistake, Iran has “slowly brought the region to a boil,” as noted by The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti.

Describing Soleimani’s death as “a stunning blow to international terrorism and a reassertion of American might,” Continetti detailed Iran’s antagonizing actions and the restraint from the president:

“Last June, Iran’s fingerprints were all over two oil tankers that exploded in the Persian Gulf. Trump tightened the screws. Iran downed a U.S. drone. Trump called off a military strike at the last minute and responded indirectly, with more sanctions, cyber attacks, and additional troop deployments to the region. Last September a drone fleet launched by Iranian proxies in Yemen devastated the Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. Trump responded as he had to previous incidents: nonviolently.

“Iran slowly brought the region to a boil. First it hit boats, then drones, then the key infrastructure of a critical ally. On December 27 it went further. Members of the Kataib Hezbollah militia launched rockets at a U.S. installation near Kirkuk, Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers were wounded. An American contractor was killed.”


As for reactions online, the most egregious by far comes from radical leftist actress Rose McGowan.

In what can only be described as an utter embarrassment, McGowan pleads with Iran to “not kill us” in response to the drone strike.

Taking Trump Derangement to a scary level that may require professional help, the actress offers a humble apology  to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, telling Iran “we are being held hostage by a terrorist regime.”

Her unhinged tweet, which included an Iranian flag with cute emojis, led with “Dear Iran,” which began trending as an avalanche of ridicule fell upon her.

McGowan tweeted: “Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani.”

Of all the many responses to McGowan, this one may have summed things up best:

While McGowan was roundly hammered for her apology, she was far from a lone-leftist on that front.

And make no mistake, Soleimani was a terrorist — even the Obama administration acknowledged as much, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noted in a tweet responding to Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Muslim Democrat from Minnesota.

An appropriate counter to McGowen’s appeasement — which brings to mind Neville Chamberlain, the former U.K. prime minister who laid down for Adolph Hitler — was seen from former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

“F*ck with the bull, you get the horns. There is a NEW Sheriff in town. His name is [Donald Trump.] Maybe they thought Obama was still the Commander in Chief or that Mrs. Bill Clinton won the 2016 election. Probably don’t understand the electoral college?,” Clarke tweeted.

As expected, hand-wringing Democrats responded by taking cheap shots at the commander in chief:

The 2020 leading Democratic presidential candidates quickly seized on the strike to use it for campaign fodder.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is worried that Iran might respond, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called the strike “reckless.” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called it a “dangerous escalation.”

Here’s a sampling of supportive responses from those who understand that Trump’s decisive action was an appropriate response to transpiring events:

For entertainment purposes, here are a few more liberal responses focused on attacking President Trump:


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