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The lack of damage inflicted by the attack negates any need for Trump to retaliate further, the US has eliminated a serious opponent and has been seen to be aggressive in its approach to Iran.
He wasn't 'assassinated'. He was lawfully exterminated as a known terrorist. Therefor 'assassination' does not apply.
As for Soleimani being 'revered' in Iran? Not by the people he wasn't. Hasn't he just murdered 600 or so protesters? Yes, he had.
The lack of damage inflicted was in fact due to Iran warning Iraq who warned America giving the US soldiers time to evacuate the targeted area. The very last thing Iran would have wanted was to even put a scratch a US citizen/soldier. They know that would be disastrous and something they wouldn't recover from for a long, long time.
But what I truly appreciate is President Trump including Iran in his plans to continue to wipe out ISIS - which is beneficial to both countries. Hopefully now that Iran has been granted a reprieve while they saved face with their people? Well, hopefully they'll grasp the firm hand of peace extended by President Trump and work together with the US against our common enemies.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Freeborn
I doubt there's much 3D chess going on here with foreign policy. I think Trump is just being reckless. And the Mullahs are just trying to save face with their subjects.
There's probably no rhyme or reason for killing Salami other than Trump wanted to prove out his bravado.