(Liberty Bell) – So it has been confirmed that the Islamic Republic of Iran accidentally shot down a Ukranian aircraft full of civilian passengers.
176 lives lost because a jumpy terror state that just fired missiles at bases in Iraq used by American and coalition forces and thought that a passenger plane was part of the response they understandably expected from the unmatched military might of the United States of America.
But guess who the left, particularly South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, blames for this?
You guessed it!
Donald J. Trump.
Not the people who fired a missile at a civilian aircraft.
Buttigieg wrote on Twitter:
Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight.
Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat.
My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight. https://t.co/zWaVgWxfdL
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 9, 2020
American officials noted Thursday that Iran likely fired two missiles at the Ukranian flight that took off from Tehran just hours after the strike. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the reports, but said the attack “may well have been unintentional.”
While Buttigieg did not explicitly blame Trump, he criticized the president’s “unnecessary” strike in Iran killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani for prompting Iran’s decision to launch a missile strike against U.S. targets in Iraq.
“Taking out a bad guy is not a good idea unless you are ready for what comes next,” Buttigieg said in response to Trump’s order, warning that it was extremely provocative.”
After Iran launched over a dozen missiles at two United States military sites in Iraq, President Trump did not order any retaliatory actions or strikes.
The rebuke from the pundits of Twitter was swift:
No, innocent civilians are dead because Iran has waged acts of war on the U.S. for decades & Obama’s appeasement led Iran to believe they could kill us without consequences. If Iran hadn’t killed Americans, this wouldn’t have happened. It’s not a “both sides” thing. Period.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 9, 2020
Did you serve in the Iranian military?
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 9, 2020
The Iranian government thanks you for this weapons’ grade idiocy.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) January 9, 2020
Interesting way to blame Trump instead of putting the responsibility at the feet of those who shot down the airplane.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 9, 2020
I just ran out of coffee. That too is Trump’s fault.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 9, 2020