Condolences & Solidarity with Iran over America’s assassination of Major General Soleimani, & the tragic shooting down of the Ukrainian plane

Iran’s attacks on US bases in Iraq show great restraint

Iran’s defensive response to the treacherous US assassination of General Soleimani, by bombing two US military facilities in Iraq, al-Asad base in western Anbar province and Erbil in the north was very measured. Though Iran’s missiles largely destroyed US military facilities, they apparently led to no deaths of US military forces. Thus the attack on US bases in Iraq showed enormous restraint and wisdom on Iran’s part, as Iran could undoubtedly have killed many US soldiers if it had decided to do so. Iran has shown the restraint that is very much lacking In America’s aggressive, illegal wars that have killed millions and destroyed countries in the Middle East and North Africa this century.

US violated Iraq’s sovereignty: now illegally in Iraq

The US was legally in Iraq under a 2011 agreement to work in consultation with Iraq to stop terrorists. It has violated the agreement, by killing General Soleimani and Iraq’s military leaders, plus soldiers involved in defeating terrorist groups. As the US has utterly violated Iraq’s sovereignty and the agreement allowing the US to be in Iraq, Iraq’s government naturally wants the US military and its allies to leave the country. The US is afterall the country that started the illegal war on Iraq in 2003, based on false information about weapons of mass destruction that did not exist. The infamous Shock & Awe attack on Baghdad slaughtered civilians in apartment buildings and led to humanitarian catastrophes throughout Iraq in 17 years of occupation.

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