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Netanyahu: Trump Deserves Credit for Killing Soleimani



President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. airstrike that killed one of Iran’s most powerful generals and sent global markets reeling in response to the threat of an “imminent attack,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Friday.

Pompeo would not provide details about the threat other than to say it was confined to the Middle East and that it justified the airstrike. Iran’s Supreme Leader quickly threatened “severe retaliation” in response. The U.S. State Department has issued a directive urging American citizens to leave Iraq immediately due to the tensions.

Oil futures in London and New York at one point surged by more than 4%, gold hit the highest in four months, 10-year Treasury yields headed for the biggest drop in three weeks and stocks and U.S. equity futures slid.

Qassem Soleimani, who led proxy militias that extended Iran’s power across the Middle East, was killed in a strike in Baghdad authorized by Trump, the Defense Department said in a statement late Thursday. Trump, who is staying at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, said on Twitter Friday that “Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!” and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad urged its citizens to leave the country.

“We don’t seek war with Iran,” Pompeo said in an interview on Fox Friday morning. “But we, at the same time, are not going to stand by and watch the Iranians escalate and continue to put American lives at risk without responding in a way that disrupts, defends, deters and creates an opportunity to de-escalate the situation.”

“At the direction of the president, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing” Soleimani, the Pentagon said. “General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

Pompeo said the decision to strike was based on intelligence collection and that the attack “saved American lives.”

The death of Soleimani, who led the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force, fueled concerns that the U.S. and Iran could be drawn into an armed confrontation that could easily pull in other countries. The pressures, which have been building for months, have been complicated by widespread protests in Iraq and Iran.

“Qassem Soleimani embodied Iran’s extraterritorial activism in the Middle East,” said Asif Shuja, a senior research fellow at Singapore’s Middle East Institute. “His assassination is thus bound to be a turning point.”

Iran’s top leaders all condemned the attack and vowed to hit back while Foreign Minister Javad Zarif denounced the killing on Twitter as “an act of international terrorism.” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is due to attend an emergency meeting of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council for the first time, the state-owned Hamshahri newspaper reported. He vowed to avenge Soleimani’s killing.

“A severe retaliation awaits murderers who have the blood of Soleimani and that of other martyrs on their wicked hands from last night’s incident,” Khamenei said in a statement.

The Iranian leadership is signaling that it will likely target U.S. military installations and bases in the Middle East and mobilize its network of militias across the region. One official told the state broadcaster that some 36 U.S. military bases and facilities are within reach of Iran’s defense forces, with the closest being in Bahrain. A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards said the assassination marked the start of a “new phase” in the activities of Iran’s “resistance forces” throughout the region.

A September attack on Saudi oil facilities — for which Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility — highlighted the potential impact of Tehran’s response.

Trump’s European allies urged the president to find a way to ease the tensions with Tehran and warned of the risks that a cycle of retaliations would spiral out of control.

French President Emmanuel Macron is speaking to his counterparts in the Middle East in an effort to prevent the situation spiraling out of control, European Affairs Minister Amelie de Montchalin said on RTL radio. “This is what we feared,” she said. “It’s a continuation of the escalation that’s been happening over recent months.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said the U.S. had been provoked by Iran and urged all sides to reduce the tensions.
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Johnnybgood
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Johnnybgood

Despite their objections one must continue to shine the light of truth on these loathsome criminals and their Shills for their crimes against humanity . Only in its glare do their lies wither and die. It is the potent weapon they can not defend against.

saintquinn007
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saintquinn007

He forgot to say GOOD SHA BB0S G0Y!!!!!

kn tlt
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kn tlt

Typical Satan Yahoo, Israhell's indicted PM trying to keep out of jail. Soon it will seep out, the US acted on false and fabricated Irahelli intel passed on to the US as captured radio chatter. Keep your ears open and eyes peeled, hopefully it shall compute. Israhell will fight Iran to the last American soldier.

xAlpaca Zeu
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xAlpaca Zeu

His english is better than some Americans

SPLOUTI
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SPLOUTI

Israël et dans la merde. Déjà depuis 1979 c pas fini 😁

Izzi family Adventures
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Izzi family Adventures

I think trump should take out Iran and Israel . For America

bobby
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bobby

So now mr Netanyahu. is it safer for Israel now that he is dead ? Or before his death ? By the way what's the up date on your corruption case? Pls don't let them jail you b/c any rocket that falls in Israel on to innocent Israeli people , it's on your watch !

Steve
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Steve

Drumpf AND Netan-yahoo are both terrorist swine

PufferFish9000
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PufferFish9000

LORD JESUS, GOD AND KING OF THE UNIVERSE, PLEASE BLESS ISRAEL NOW AND FOR EVER!!!

mvp019
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mvp019

Fottiti, Bibi. Ma la coda agita il cane. Israele balla su terra rubato.

Pravda Earth
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Pravda Earth

He actually did the right thing to kill the general since he’s a terrorist himself killing his own Iraq citizens

jerlands
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jerlands

stupid is as stupid does…

buddhastaxi666
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buddhastaxi666

make Trade not War you self serving failures!

Mrs. Love
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Mrs. Love
Saddam i love priyanka chopra Hossain
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Saddam i love priyanka chopra Hossain

U r wrong Nettaniyahu, why a little wolf will attack a ferrociuos lion?

Mahdi RF
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Mahdi RF

Why not?
Trump has been the best fucktard servant to Satanyahu.

Mike Bailey
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Mike Bailey

This is and was for Greater Israel, they're painting citizens of occupied client state as war criminals upon their departure/This is not us,this is for them, our mfg. base gone long ago,our media ran by subversive criminals, we were shell-shocked long ago,and put into submission. Greater Israel, Rothschild's Tel Aviv named 1910, even a Rothschild Blvd., Balfour Dec. 1917, 2 WW's, 1 on the horizon, all nations are tied to )ewish Bank of Int'l Settlements, yes, even Iran, even better, usury thru the backdoor/U.S is another subverted client state! Once again, if u remember to follow the $, you'll see… Read more »

tiestu
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tiestu

Those two Musolini wanabees make a good pair .

Heith Watkins
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Heith Watkins

Thanks Netanyahu. God bless Israel and America. ….Islam is the enemy of us all.

Russ K
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Russ K

Check out this video of Trump talking about Obama and Iran.

GeneralStiffy 22
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GeneralStiffy 22

this is all your war, the Jews a people who have been fighting all there life, who have been persecuted for years, have become complete warmongers, always pushing and egging on more conflict like wtf why

Evelyn Kondrahjian
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Evelyn Kondrahjian

Kli ma aqulah liamrika hu an yakun allah maeik

Terri Berry
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Terri Berry

Satans best friend Miliowski – king of deception!

e causey
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e causey

wow- aMERIKKKA's head office approves…what a shock…guess we are doing good as little zion?

La Thinktopian
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La Thinktopian

Wow Neti boy really likes to bounce trump's balls off his chin! Starting WW3 only benefits Pres trump and dirtbags like Netanyahu.

Aleš Kroužecký
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Aleš Kroužecký

america is puppet in the heands of the jews to start a war with iran

MOON STARS
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MOON STARS

netanyahu himself want to be involved with a murderer and assassination of unarmed man . A DANGEROUS evils MAN to create war not bring the peace of the world.

insAneTunA
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insAneTunA

One criminal supporting the other criminal. I have a message for the Israeli people, put that man in jail where he belongs!!

Yogmuaj1hnub Lee
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Yogmuaj1hnub Lee

The best president ever to protect our citizens and our country, we own your votes in 2020.

Larry Betancourt
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Larry Betancourt

Yes buy him a convertible beast