In one attack, President Trump has knocked out what many consider the second most powerful man in the Iranian regime. The drone strike on General Qassem Soleimani has not only shocked the Mullahs in Tehran, but the whole world.
Qassem Soleimani was responsible for much of Iran’s expansionist moves throughout the Middle East over the last two decades, especially gaining near supreme power during the Obama years as he was seen as a “partner” against ISIS by the White House.
Of course, Soleimani was no partner to the US, but rather took advantage of the vacuum of power across the region to cement Iran’s drive for hegemony.
He perfected the use of proxies against sovereign states and with that turned Iran into regional power. The question now is why would anyone outside of Iran mourn the death of an individual who is responsible for killing 100s of thousands and displacing many more?
Perhaps Trump’s move will flip the region into a massive war, but that war was coming whether he did this or not. What President Trump has done is kill the most dangerous person in the Middle East before that war began, forcing the Iranian terror regime to fight off-footed. For this President Trump should be praised.