Mattis Was Right: Iran is Waging War Against Us
Mattis Was Right: Iran is Waging War Against Us
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said in his book “Call Sign Chaos” that by plotting an attack on American soil in 2011, Iran had committed an “act of war” against the United States.
This was before President Trump was in office, before he withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), aka the “Iran nuclear deal,” and before Iran ratcheted up aggression against Israel, against US interests, and against other allies in the Middle East and worldwide.
The hapless Obama administration didn’t want to endanger the JCPOA by punishing Iran for its attack plot against Cafe Milano in Washington, DC. Instead, he fired Mattis, who had to learn about the plot, not from the administration, but from a duty officer at CENTCOM. The Obama administration did nothing about Iran’s naked, blatant act of war on US soil.
As Mattis writes, “Attorney General Eric Holder said the bombing plot was ‘directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government and, specifically, senior members of the Qods Force.’ The Qods were the Special Operations Force of the Revolutionary Guards, reporting to the top of the Iranian government.”
The Trump administration took care of business yesterday by finally targeting and killing Iran’s chief terrorist – IRGC-QF Commander Soleimani, along with the deputy commander of the Iran-backed Shia militias collectively known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and five other terrorist scumbags.
Mattis was correct when he noted that Iran’s aggression is an existential threat to our nation, and many have noted that Iran, and particularly IRGC-QF Commander Soleimani, have been waging war against the United States for several decades. The State Department in its announcement of the designation of the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) last April noted some of the “highlights” of IRGC-QF’s and Soleimani’s more egregious aggression against the United States.
The IRGC—most prominently through its Qods Force—has the greatest role among Iran’s actors in directing and carrying out a global terrorist campaign.
- In recent years, IRGC Qods Force terrorist planning has been uncovered and disrupted in many countries, including Germany, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kenya, Bahrain, and Turkey.
- The IRGC Qods Force in 2011 plotted a brazen terrorist attack against the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. on American soil. Fortunately, this plot was foiled.
- In September 2018, a U.S. federal court found Iran and the IRGC liable for the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing which killed 19 Americans.
- In 2012, IRGC Qods Force operatives were arrested in Turkey for plotting an attack and in Kenya for planning a bombing.
- In January 2018, Germany uncovered ten IRGC operatives involved in a terrorist plot in Germany, and convicted another IRGC operative for surveilling a German-Israeli group.
The IRGC continues to provide financial and other material support, training, technology transfer, advanced conventional weapons, guidance, or direction to a broad range of terrorist organizations, including Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah in Iraq, al-Ashtar Brigades in Bahrain, and other terrorist groups in Syria and around the Gulf.
In addition to its support of proxies and terrorist groups abroad, Iran also harbors terrorists within its own borders, thereby facilitating their activities. Iran continues to allow Al Qaeda (AQ) operatives to reside in Iran, where they have been able to move money and fighters to South Asia and Syria. In 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department identified and sanctioned three senior AQ operatives residing in Iran and noted that Iran had knowingly permitted these AQ members, including several of the 9/11 hijackers, to transit its territory on their way to Afghanistan for training and operational planning.
The Pentagon also noted yesterday that Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq” and all over the region, confirmed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
This, of course, hasn’t stopped unhinged Democrats from condemning the strike as somehow illegitimate, because THEY weren’t consulted.
Congress didn’t authorize and American people don’t want a war with Iran, squealed Adam Schiff on Twitter.
Soleimani was responsible for unthinkable violence and world is better off without him.
But Congress didn’t authorize and American people don’t want a war with Iran.
All steps must now be taken to protect our forces against the almost inevitable escalation and increased risk. https://t.co/Z4HTnScFg7
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 3, 2020
Guess what, you oozing wart on the genitals of a syphilitic pig! No one needed to ask your permission to target a designated terrorist and sworn enemy of the United States who was plotting to attack American personnel!
Nancy Pelosi also squawked impotently that Trump didn’t get authorization from Congress to launch the strike against Soleimani’s convoy.
What that shriveled old hag doesn’t get is that Trump didn’t need their permission.
The UN added its own tongue to the terrorist taint by claiming that the US airstrike against Soleimani violated “human rights law.”
Only if you consider that murderous, terrorist swine “human,” which I do not.
And Chris Murphy (D-ildo, CT) somehow decided that targeting the commander of a designated FTO that was plotting attacks against Americans qualifies as an “assassination” under Executive Order 12333.
Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question.
The question is this – as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 3, 2020
I swear, if Trump had targeted Hitler’s bunker, these psychotic Democrat shitcrackers would be crying that the United States is evil for targeting the bunker while a woman was inside and that Eva Braun was an innocent female victim of US aggression. Meanwhile, the New York Times and Washington Post would be crying about the anti-Semitic Trump targeting a Jewish/African man in his home.
Facts are these.
The United States was in Iraq legally.
It targeted an enemy combatant in Iraq – a warzone – during operations authorized by the Obama administration.
As Jim Mattis stated, Tehran was waging a war against the United States.
Iran-backed militias attacked the US Embassy in Baghdad with the authorization, and probably at the direction, of the IRGC-QF and Soleimani.
And once again, as Mattis pointed out, this is an act of war against the United States – with a top military commander on the ground with his minions launching attacks against American personnel.
So HELL NO, Trump didn’t need any kind of permission from the drunken Pelosi or the deranged Schiff to protect American lives abroad during a legitimate deployment.
Jim Mattis was right in 2011 when he said Iran committed an act of war on American soil by plotting the Cafe Milano attack in DC. He was fired for his trouble by wretched politicians in the Obama Administration who wanted to salvage the JCPOA at the expense of American lives and American security interests.
Well done, Mr. President and crew. Well done.