By Eric Striker,
(Prepare of Change) Most Americans did not know Qasem Soleimani until the Israelis found the perfect opportunity to have him assassinated. They gave the Pentagon the orders and kindly handed Donald Trump all the credit while he ate his ice cream and watched it on TV.
So far, Trump’s post-hoc rational for murdering the most important military official in Iran is that the protesters who want America out of Iraq after 17 years of occupation did some minor structural damage to the US embassy in Baghdad. The man who was elected in part specifically to keep us out of foreign wars tried to stifle the outcry by posting a low-res image of the American flag for Kanye West and Morton Klein to cyber-salute. So far, only paid minions are cheering this escalation. →