Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the showboating members of the far-left Democratic “Squad” — sided with Iran and accused President Trump of committing “a war crime” because he threatened to target 52 sites in Iran if the rogue state retaliates for the killing of terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
“This is a war crime,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children — which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a ‘tough guy,’ It does not make you ‘strategic.’ It makes you a monster.”
This is a war crime.
Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children – which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a “tough guy.”
It does not make you “strategic.”
It makes you a monster. https://t.co/IjkNO8BD07
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2020
Noted anti-Semite Ilhan Omar chimed in: “The President of the United States is threatening to commit war crimes on Twitter. God help us all!”
The President of the United States is threatening to commit war crimes on Twitter.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 5, 2020
Flailing Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren chirped: “You are threatening to commit war crimes…You do not get to start a war with Iran, and your threats put our troops and diplomats at greater risk. Stop.”
You are threatening to commit war crimes. We are not at war with Iran. The American people do not want a war with Iran. This is a democracy. You do not get to start a war with Iran, and your threats put our troops and diplomats at greater risk. Stop. pic.twitter.com/RoXRgb9GsK
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 5, 2020
The brouhaha erupted because President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm warning Iran that they can trash-talk all they want, but if they kill Americans, they are signing their own death warrants. Trump tweeted:
“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 and 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.
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!”
President Trump was reacting to Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatening “harsh retaliation” after Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Soleimani in Baghdad on Dec. 3.
Over the weekend, everyone on Twitter’s left-wing echo chamber suddenly became an expert on Iran. Many parroted Iranian propaganda, saying the United States will be very sorry for killing Soleimani because now the terrorists ARE REALLY MAD.
Keep in mind that Iranian terrorists have been chanting “Death to America” and vowing to kill Americans for decades.
Reminder: This is just another day ending in “y” in Iran:
Thousands chanted "death to America" during Friday prayers in Tehran.
Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami called for revenge after the U.S. killed top general Qassem Soleimani, state TV reported pic.twitter.com/GMdQpzA7X6
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) January 3, 2020
Fox News host Pete Hegseth said it’s disgusting how the anti-American Left cannot even rally behind its own president because of their pathological Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Hegseth — a decorated Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — said on “Fox & Friends: “It’s disgusting the amount of hatred they have for this President. Their inability to step back for one moment and realize the world is a better place when a terrorist like Soleimani is dead [is pathetic].”
Hegseth added: “Make no mistake, Soleimani was a terrorist who has killed over 600 [Americans], at least. He has American blood on their hands. Men and women I served with on the battlefield — we know he had intentions in going to Baghdad…to kill more Americans.”
(Video: Fox News)
Armchair Twitter “experts” can huff and puff all they want, but at the end of the day, the United States will respond with deadly force if Iran murders more Americans.
Why? Because President Donald Trump is not like appeaser-in-chief Barack Obama. There will be consequences.
— Björn Stritzel (@bjoernstritzel) January 3, 2020
President Trump: “They attacked us and we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!”
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