The reaction to President Trump’s surgical assassination of Iranian terrorist strategist Qasem Soleimani from the left has been swift and harsh. The Democratic leadership, channeling Neville Chamberlain, is sitting in a corner wringing their hands and whimpering about what Iran will do to America. The leftist Hollywood crowd is labeling Trump as a new age Hitler. And the mouthpiece for leftist propaganda, CNN, is fearmongering America by saying that all Americans are now prime targets for Iranian retaliation. The question that Americans should be asking, “What has changed?” We were all targets of Iranian terror prospects before Trump sent Mr. Soleimani to get his reward with allah. We all have been targets since before 911.
For years, Soleimani has been a central force in Iran’s export of terrorism. Former congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), in his 2005 book “Countdown to Terror: The Top Secret Information that Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on America—and How the CIA Has Ignored it,” documented how Iran regularly hosted a committee of terrorist organizations—both Sunni and Shiite–that coordinated terrorist efforts around the world. Soleimani, though not named in the book, was likely the strong central leader of these efforts, especially on the Iranian side. Soleimani was responsible for the recent attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. After being bribed and mollycoddled by the previous president, The US needed to send a clear message to Iran, and Trump did it.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Carafano, vice president of the Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, characterized the strike as significant as taking out Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), led by Soleimani, was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans in Iraq between 2003-2011, and countless more injured. He was a chief architect behind Iran’s continuing reign of terror in the region. This strike against one of the world’s most odious terrorists is no different than the mission which took out Osama bin Laden – it is, in fact, even more justifiable since he was in a foreign country directing terrorist attacks against Americans,”
As I wrote in the first Daily Jot of 2020, “The situation in the Middle East is heating up. Disruption among end time players Turkey and Iran are worthy of watching. There is also disruption in Israel with leadership and elections. Terrorist groups, sponsored by Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood (Turkey), are making a lot of noise about attacking Israel. Indeed, there are rockets launching from Gaza into Israel regularly. There is also political disruption in the United States, which could well impact the Middle East and Israel. The prophetic timepiece, Israel, and its surrounding end-time enemies may see significant movement in 2020.” Already it is begun. As Christ warned in Luke 21:6, “Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”