Well, as everyone knows, we have a very stable genius in the White House. He decided, in his infinite wisdom, to assassinate Gen. Qassem Soleimani of Iran three days into 2020, getting the New Year off to a rocking start.
So, let’s see what has happened since Trump made what was surely a thoroughly thought-through and well-considered decision:
- Iran has vowed revenge and Trump has vowed to bomb Iranian cultural heritage sites, which incidentally, would be a war crime.
- Iraq’s parliament voted to throw the American military out of Iraq.
- Iran announced that it is suspending it’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
- Oil prices have spiked.
Oh good, well nothing to see here. I’m sure the Trump administration is, once again, playing chess while the rest of use are playing checkers.
For those of you who don’t remember, Iran was involved in a war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988. These people basically despise each other. Congratulations for uniting them, President Trump!