Trump may have thought his presidency would end with him jetting off to Florida to spend the rest of his godforsaken days watching FOX and golfing in peace, but he may have another thing coming. Over the past four years, the bloody-handed pusgoyle has racked up his fair share of enemies, and some of them are determined to make him pay for his actions as President.
One of his most dangerous enemies is the Islamic Republic of Iran. On Thursday night, Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei shared an image to one of his four Twitter account depicting a bomber’s shadow over a golfing Trump with the words “Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani, as well as those who carried this out, should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time” over top.
The Twitter account, @khamenei_site, was suspended, but the Ayatollah’s other accounts are still active.
The Ayatollah is of course referring to the murder of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in one of the most egregious acts of political violence committed by the United States in decades. Gen. Solemani was killed by drone strike as he was leaving the airport in the middle of Baghdad on a diplomatic mission to Iraq, miles from any warzone and in a city full of innocents in a country that we are not at war with.
The Trump administration failed to ever provide any justification for the killing beyond vague warnings about attacks on U.S. embassies without any evidence; a Republican Senator famously stormed out of the hearing after the Trump team told him that “I’m sure we could think of something.”
Later revelations made it clear that Trump killed Soleimani simply so he could curry favor with Senators during his first impeachment trial.
National security experts were aghast at the killing, fearing Iran’s reprisal and worried that the provocation could start the war with Iran that Trump and his bloodthirsty team appear to have wanted so badly. But Iran showed more restraint and rationality than the Trump admin ever did, restricting their response to a performative missile bombardment that killed no Americans but did leave a few dozen troops with concussions — which the Trump admin promptly downplayed and lied about.
But ever since then, Iran has vowed vengeance against Trump specifically.
In this author’s personal opinion, a great many problems could be solved by extraditing Trump to Iran so that he may face trial for what objectively is a murder.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.