Lisa Lambert reports via Reuters that Senator Rubio agrees with the White House’s decision to “take out” Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. With most of the mainstream media attacking the move, only the level-headed would be sure that a full intelligence report was given to decision makers before the strike. What we want to know is what was the Iranian General doing around Baghdad? If he was there with peaceful intent would a missile strike have taken place? Here’s the report:
U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Friday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to kill top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, saying on Twitter that the military leader had been attempting to take control of Iraq and use it as a platform to attack the United States.
“At the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Soleimani was plotting a coup in Iraq,” Rubio wrote on Twitter, without citing sources. “He was corrupting/threatening politicians, exploiting Iraq’s resources & bringing a large military force loyal to him, in an effort to make Iraq a platform to attack the U.S. & our allies.”
- Lisa Lambert