Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi has issued a threat to the United States to attack the White House after the U.S. forces sent a drone into Baghdad, Iraq, where Iran bases were located, killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Many have tried, but all have failed. The only attacks which came close were the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Even though these attacks are suicidal from terrorists, to even try an attack on America is suicide. And the White House?
This is what the Iranian lawmaker had to say, “We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing, we will respond in an appropriate time.” Iran has issued many threats for years but never could pull anything off. With the heavy sanctions placed on their nation, it is highly unlikely they can furnish a long drawn out war. Any attack can be expected, but nothing can get them to the White House. Is it a threat that should be brushed off? No, by no means should any warning be ignored from any country who dares go toe to toe with the U.S.
President Trump responded accordingly to all of the threats on Twitter. He posted, “Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”
Trump added, “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”
Acts of aggression from Iran have taken place for more years than we care to count. Obama fueled the fire and gave Iran billions of dollars plus the trail to having a nuclear weapons program. This is another mess President Trump has been trying to clean up, and the Democrats want to blame him for something their Democratic champion of a president did.
President Trump continues to say Iran will not own a nuclear weapon. He is doing everything in his power to keep America safe, and it is as the Secretary of State said, “Killing Soleimani was the right decision.” Leaving him alive and in charge would have costed more American lives not only in the Middle East but in America.
When Obama was president, John Kerry went over to Iran and bowed down and apologized for American sailors passing through. The ten sailors were captured, and it was just one of the hundreds of offenses Iran has imposed. President Trump is not Obama, and aggression is met with adequate consequences, not apologies.
Abutorabi is calling the Iranian general’s death, “a declaration of war.” They are calling for a robust and swift response as well as America should Iran lift a finger to attack.
Abutorabi is not the only one who is issuing threats to America. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated, “Harsh retaliation is waiting for the criminals whose filthy hands spilled his blood. President Hassan Rouhani also said they promised to “take revenge for this heinous crime.” Hassan Nasrallah, who is the leader of Hezbollah, said, “Soleimani’s death puts the entire region at the beginning of a completely new phase.” He called the death of General Soleimani a “clear blatant crime that will transform the Middle East.”
The American troops which are already stationed in Iraq will back off of fighting ISIS and focus on any counter attacks from Iran. A statement was issued which said, “Repeated rocket attacks over the last two months by elements of Kata’ib Hezbollah have caused the death of Iraqi Security Forces personnel and a U.S. civilian. As a result, we are now fully committed to protecting the Iraqi bases that host Coalition troops. This has limited our capacity to conduct training with partners and to support their operations against Daesh, and we have therefore paused these activities, subject to continuous review.”