NEW YORK, January 3, 2020: The American Freedom of Defense Initiative (AFDI), one of the leading human rights organizations in the United States, on Friday applauded President Trump’s decision to target General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of the Iran-backed militias called the Popular Mobilization Forces, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport.
The strike came after the Iranian government masterminded the siege at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad earlier this week. President Trump tweeted that “General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!”
AFDI President Pamela Geller said in a statement: “There is no doubt that Soleimani was a dangerous and determined enemy of the United States who had been targeting Americans for a considerable period. The President was wise to show the bloodthirsty Iranian mullahs a strong response to the Baghdad embassy siege; a weak response would only embolden them further.”
AFDI Applauds the Drone Strike That Killed Iranian Military Leader Qassem Soleimani gellerreport.com/2020/01/afdi-a
Nothing to applaud about the assassination of a beloved political leader.