The US Strikes Back

Overnight the US treated the attack on our embassy in Baghdad exactly as it should have been treated: as an attack on out sovereign territory, no different then if they had attacked Brooklyn. The leader of the embassy attack, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, has been responsible for many American and allied deaths in the region, as well as the deaths of many innocent civilians. He should have been taken out long ago and last night he was. It was exactly the right thing to do.

Predictably, Iran has been rattling their sabers, threatening all kinds of retaliation, decrying the death of this terrorist as an an act of terrorism. Bur this is not the first time Iran has been found incapable of observing even the most basic norms of civilization and diplomacy. They have shown they have no interest in diplomacy and have made it crystal clear that the only thing they understand is swift, decisive and destructive action.

Also predictably, the Democrats have put themselves in the position of giving aid and comfort to our enemies, decrying the attacks in their usual inane, uninformed and knee-jerk reactions to our military action overnight. There was a complaint that Chuck Schumer was not informed in advance of the attack. But as Dinesh D’Souza pointed out in a tweet this morning, “The Iranians weren’t either, for much the same reason.” It is sad that the leaders in Congress of the opposition party cannot be trusted but unfortunately that is the case today.

What happened in Benghazi during the Obama Administration and Tehran during the Carter Administration should never have been tolerated. Thanks to the actions of this President, notice has been served on the lunatics running the asylum in Iran that, to quote that famous line in Network, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

Still Paying for Obama’s Mistakes?

As I write this Iraqi militants are storming the American Embassy in Baghdad. One would expect that the Iraqi Security Forces ,whom we have been helping to eliminate ISIS, would help to put an end to this. This is a very fluid situation right now and I don’t this we are looking at a repeat of the Iranian hostage situation during the Carter Administration but it is almost certainly an Iranian backed “spontaneous” demonstration. A lot depends on how Iraq responds.

The reason I think this is related to Obama is his coddling of the Iranian mullahs during his Presidency. The most shameful and indefensible act of his Administration was releasing pallets of cash to the Iranians when that government was arguably on the verge of collapse. It was done in secret, in the dead of night and has come back to haunt us in the form of continued instability in the region fomented by a rogue government.

President Trump had not as yet responded but you can bet he will. He may have already done so by the time you read this but it is telling how seriously he is taking this in that there has not as yet been his accustomed instant Twitter response. Donald Trump is not Jimmy Carter and our response, whatever it is, will be swift and effective. Iran and their lackeys in the mob outside the US embassy today will come to regret this action. Count on it.

Update: President Trump has responded on Twitter and has let the Iraqi’s know-in no uncertain terms I’m sure-that he expects them to protect our embassy from the thugs that are threatening it. Our relationship with Iraq may be shaky but Iran’s only interest in that country is to defeat and annex it as a vassal state. If Iraqi’s leaders remember that then they will do the right thing.