Iran has already stated it wants some payback for the death of General Soleimani.
In an effort to deter Iran from carrying out attacks as well as protecting our assets in the Middle East, President Donald Trump has ordered 3,000 more troops to be sent to the Middle East.
Soleimani’s death was necessary
Any respectable American would readily admit that the world is better off with Soleimani no longer present in it. He has the blood of hundreds of U.S. service members on his hands and has been responsible for the injuries to thousands over the years.
That is not even taking into account the atrocities he has carried out against his own people and the citizens of Iraq.
After the death of Soleimani was confirmed, Trump tried to explain to Democrats and liberals why he took him out.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020
The leadup to the Soleimani attack put the United States in some very dangerous waters. Iran has been ramping up its attacks in recent months, getting bolder and bolder as time passed.
As you may recall, our naval vessels being harassed in the Strait of Hormuz in the late summer of 2019 was how all of this got started. Then Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone.
More recently, an Iran-backed missile strike occurred that resulted in the death of a U.S contractor. Trump has been patient, but enough was enough. Trump ordered an airstrike that reportedly killed almost two dozen enemy combatants and injured dozens more.
Then, after an Iran-backed attack against our embassy in Iraq, intelligence reports stated Iran was getting ready to carry out more “imminent and sinister” attacks.
When Trump found out that Soleimani was going to be exposed in Baghdad, he took him out.
Knowing full well Iran will look to strike back, 3,000 members of the 82nd Airborne are now putting boots on the ground to bolster the 14,000 troops that had been ordered there earlier this year.
Trump is now being proactive rather than reactive, and, hopefully, it will be enough to prevent an all-out war. However, if Iran wants to take it in that direction, the United States is clearly ready to stand its ground.