Letter: Assassination was a criminal act

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Editor of the Reformer,

As expected, corporate media and the White House are pushing lies to rationalize Donald Trump's criminal act of assassination. In reality, the justifications used by the Trump administration for the murder were false. Qassem Soleimani was not planning any attacks on the U.S. or its interests in Iraq. He was targeted and assassinated because of his recent political activism in convincing Russia to intervene in Syria and for his support for the Houthi tribes in gaining control of northern Yemen. In these instances Soleimani was standing up against American imperialism which was heavily invested in the forces he was in opposition to. And finally he was on a diplomatic mission to deliver a letter from the Iranian government to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi when he was killed by U.S. drone missiles as he was driving to Baghdad from the airport. The bluster and idiocy of one mentally unstable clown by the name of Donald Trump has now guaranteed that America will suffer more 9/11 type events in the years to come. He has condemned the nation and its people to live under an eternal cloud of fear and anxiety, for in seeking retribution for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Iran will most likely play the long game, putting into action the old maxim that revenge is a dish best served cold.

Ralph Corbo

East Wallingford, Jan. 6

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