The Death Of Qassem Soleimani

Written by Andrew Linn on January 6, 2020

Last week, the American Embassy in Baghdad was besieged by the Iranian-backed Kataib Hizbollah militia. Such an attack was retaliation for a series of American attacks on the Kataib Hizbollah militia on December 29 — attacks that were carried out in response to the militia launching a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, killing an American civilian contractor in the process.  So on January 3, the United States launched an airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force (a unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps).

Soleimani’s death has been praised by many people and protested by some as well.

Actress Rose McGowan (who once expressed her sympathy for the Irish Republican Army) took to Twitter with the following remarks:

“Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani.”

McGowan also tweeted a series of attacks against the Trump Administration, a response to some of her followers speculating that she was doing drugs and calling for her to delete her comments or her Twitter account.  She also responded to one request to delete her comments by telling the individual to “eat s—t.”

McGowan acknowledged that Soleimani was an evil man, but also tweeted the following remark:

“Of course #Soleimani was an evil evil man who did evil evil things. But that at this moment is not the f–king point. The United States is morally corrupt and acts illegally. It is only logical to appeal to Iran’s pride by apologizing. I’m taking one for the team. #TeamStayAlive.”

Some individuals referred to McGowan as a traitor, while others called for her to move to another country.

First of all, I’m not sure how the Trump Administration qualifies as a terrorist regime, let alone not knowing how to escape, considering no one is preventing her from leaving the country.

Second, her begging the Iranians not to kill Americans will fall on deaf ears as the Iranians (Soleimani in particular) have killed Americans in the past, and intend to do so regardless of whether or not the United States launched its strike at Soleimani.

Third, how exactly is she taking one for the team?

Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick is also criticizing the Trump Administration for killing Soleimani, saying that he was targeted because of his race, labeling the airstrike as “American terrorist attacks against black and brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”

First, the airstrike was not a terrorist attack.  It was a response to terrorist attacks, given Iran’s role in sponsoring terror.

Second, Soleimani was not targeted because of his race, since Middle Easterners are considered to be Caucasian.

Third, I don’t think there are too many blacks living in the Middle East.

Fourth, the United States is trying to promote freedom, not imperialism.

Thus, the killing of Soleimani has made the world a little safer.

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.