Monday, January 06, 2020

All lies

The whole story of how Soleimani came to be in Iraq, and how he was identified and targeted, was a lie, as he was set up by a phony Saudi 'peace initiative' he was fooled into trying to broker. In fact. lies to the Iraqi PM were intended to give the PM and Soleimani the comfort that it would be safe for Soleimani to travel to Iraq, as Trump was supporting the initiative.  "Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’" (Blumenthal):
"Two days later, when Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi addressed his country’s parliament, Trump’s justification for killing Soleimani was exposed as a cynical lie.
According to Abdul-Mahdi, he had planned to meet Soleimani on the morning the general was killed to discuss a diplomatic rapproachment that Iraq was brokering between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Abdul-Mahdi said that Trump personally thanked him for the efforts, even as he was planning the hit on Soleimani – thus creating the impression that the Iranian general was safe to travel to Baghdad."
Thus the whole story that he was in Iraq on a mission which imminently threatened American lives was a lie.

The whole story of how the Pentagon was shocked that Trump picked the assassination option, included to make the other options look better, was a lie.  The assassination had been planned for a long time, and it was the only option on the list. Trump just had to sign off on it.

I'm not even going to dignify Pence's Soleimani-9/11 theory with a response, as it is a lie on the face of it.

All these lies represent a new low point in Assholian lack of morality.
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