(Liberty Bell) – While many regular Americans may not have known who General Qassem Soleimani was when he was taken out by a US airstrike on Friday, it is reasonable to assume that the biggest names in the news media would have known who he was.
Solemani, of course, was the head of the Quds Force, the elite arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated terror group by the United States for some very good reasons.
He was the man behind what is often referred to as the “insurgency” during the Iraq War and is certainly responsible for the death of thousands, including many Americans.
He has continued to the destabilization of Iraq and is responsible for the brutal suppression of pro-democracy activists in the fraught nation.
He was the man behind the militant attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week (or “mourners” and “protesters,” if you’re listening to the mainstream news).
The president has explained that Solemani was plotting an attack on American lives, something which certainly would have caused far more tension with Iran than taking out their top general, that’s for sure.
Naturally, because this was an all-around sound military decision and excellent surgical strike on the part of the Trump administration, the mainstream media is hailing Solemani as an innocent in all this.
Because Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Anderson Cooper may be one of the most reputable figures at CNN, but it’s still CNN, and so it’s not easy to appear halfway sane next to Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo.
According to Anderson Cooper, Solemani is not, in fact, a cold-blooded Islamic terrorist mastermind with a fierce animosity for the west, he’s an inspiring, revolutionary figure, like Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the French Resistance during World War II and first president of the French Fifth Republic.
Another day, another absurdity from the fake news media.
These comments came during a discussion on Solemani’s murder.
“Soleimani is — it’s difficult to convey how revered he is in Iran,” CNN’s had Fareed Zakaria said, according to The Washington Free Beacon. “Imagine the French Foreign Legion, at the height of the French Empire. This guy is regarded in Iran as a completely heroic figure, personally very brave.”
“I was trying to think of somebody, and I was thinking of de Gaulle, although he became leader of the country,” Cooper said.
Zakaria, by comparison at least, offered by the more level-headed perspective that that was “not quite” accurate:
“Other than the Supreme Leader Khomeini and maybe the president, he looms larger in Iran than almost any other figure. He is regarded as personally incredibly brave,” Zakaria said.
“The troops love him, and he has been the kind of mastermind of Iran’s policies in Syria, in Iraq.”