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Some Things Die Harder Than Others

Reader comment on item: The Death of Soleimani and Its Consequences
in response to reader comment: Subtile Messaging - Complications in Subtext Notwithstanding

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 7, 2020 at 22:40

Now more than 6 months and uncounted COVID-19 deadly threats later, there appears on the horizon that the grief of Iranian terrorism has passed its period of mourning and has transitioned into a greater hatred of things American, like America's Commander in Chief. For those who have selective memory, Iran has been in a declared war with America, thanks to the Iranian takeover of the American embassy over forty years ago. There has not been a declared cessation to the hostilities; in fact they double down..
If any think that during the meantime any attempts to placate the Iranian's regime with overtures like paying hundreds of millions of dollars in tribute by past American administrations is some sign that relations mellowed in some form of truce, let us be reminded of the forced takeover of American Naval operations in contentious waters and the snubbing of international oversight of Iranian nuclear ambitions, most noticeably in recent days as they recoil from being set back in that effort of becoming a dominant nuclear threat.
All of this is recounted for the simple reason that the military strike against a known hostile military leader involved in a military operation in a foreign theater, such as the al-Quds leader Suleimani was engaged in, made him no more than a casualty of war. Any allegation of 'homicide' shows the subtilty of the hostile intentions of his survivors. Any allegations by other foreign actors trying to lend support to the idea of the al-Quds leader's demise as other than a military action can be called as accessory to his crimes which he committed against the lawful sectors of humanity's social systems. The war they clamor for is coming.

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