Trump Explains Exactly Why He Took Action Against Iran, And It Was Not To Start A War

(Tea Party PAC) – In the first televised comments since ordering an airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, President Donald Trump made it perfectly clear that he had no interest in starting a war.

He took action to stop it, he says.

“We took action last night to stop a war,” Trump told the press in brief comments outside is Mar-a-Lago resort. “We did not take action to start a war.”

Trump explained that Soleimani was planning “imminent and sinister attacks.”

The president is beautifully executing his longstanding stance that the US should not be involved in endless wars. His foreign policy is perfect. He remains committed to his distaste for pointless military action but he won’t hesitate for a moment when it comes to protecting American lives.

Here are Trump’s comments, from a pool report from a White House reporter following the president:

Thank you very much and good afternoon. As president my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens. Last night, at my direction, the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world, Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.

Under my leadership America’s policy is unambiguous to terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American. We will find you. We will eliminate you. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans and our allies. For years the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its ruthless Quds Force under Soleimani’s leadership has targeted, injured and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen.

The recent attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, including rocket strikes that killed an American and injured four American servicemen very badly, as well as a violent assault on our embassy in Baghdad, were carried out at the direction of Soleimani. Soleimani made the death of innocent people his sick passion, contributing to terrorist plots as far away as New Delhi and London. Today we remember and honor the victims of Soleimani’s many atrocities and we take comfort in knowing that his reign of terror is over. Soleimani has been perpetrating acts of terror to destabilize the Middle East for the last 20 years. What the United States did yesterday should have been done long ago. A lot of lives would have been saved. Just recently Soleimani led the brutal repression of protesters in Iran, where more than 1,000 innocent civilians were tortured and killed by their own government.

We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage and unlimited potential. We do not seek regime change. However, the Iranian regime’s aggression in the region, including the use of proxy fighters to destabilize its neighbors, must end and it must end now. The future belongs to the people of Iran, those who seek peaceful co-existence and cooperation, not the terrorist warlords who plunder their nation to finance bloodshed abroad.

The United States has the best military by far anywhere in the world. We have the best intelligence in the world. If Americans anywhere are threatened, we have all of those targets already fully identified, and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary. And that in particular refers to Iran. Under my leadership we have destroyed the ISIS territorial caliphate, and recently American special operations forces killed the terrorist leader known as al-Baghdadi. The world is a safer place without these monsters.

America will always pursue the interests of good people, great people, great souls, while seeking peace, harmony and friendship with all of the nations of the world. Thank you, God bless you. God bless our great military, and God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much. Thank you.

24 COMMENTS

  1. TRUMP: You should have done it earlier. Those Democrats are doing everything to destroy America. Maybe if America is lucky the Democrats will be attacked the same way by Iran. I am sure their story will change then. No matter what the Democrats think… Iran before the attack said Kill All Americans. After the attack they are saying the same thing. The Democrats are totally gutless. They are a total disgrace to America and the world.

  2. “Imminent and sinister attacks.” The Left says there is no evidence. That this statement is equivocated to Bush II’s WMDs.

    So. I guess the attack on our embassy was NOT “imminent and sinister?” So, Has anyone asked the left the definition of “imminent and sinister?”

    Does the answer come after American lives are lost?

    Maybe the Left should be a little more convincing, it was “imminent” because Trump is President and therefore needed to be “sinister:.

    Or just maybe, just maybe Iran has not changed its tune since the Tehran embassy siege of the 70s?

    I’ll tell you what else was “imminent and sinister.” Two political parties vying for power to control a government intended to be OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE, and one of them trying to utterly destroy the other because they got their lunch handed to them about 170 years ago.

    Something Presidents Adams and Washington warned us about.

    Bob Larivee, US Senate Candidate CA

  3. No matter what he does they will take the opposite side regardless of who it affects. They just can’t get over the fact that they lost in 2016 and will in 2020. So Trump get ready for 4 more years of impeachment. He actually stood up for the Americans and protected the, unlike Obama, who we all know was in kahots with the Iranians, and Hillary. If he did nothing they would be complaining he didn’t care. They have shown their true colors and have exposed theirselves to the American people. The followers in the Democratic Party condemned theirselves for re-elect thanks to the shit show of Pelosi and Schiff and Nader. Shows how stupid you are and that you will actually follow the 4 extremes in Democratic Party. Idiots, none of you deserve to be re-elected

    • While the president who is (re-)elected most often carries the House and Senate candidates of his party into office – “coattails,” the mid-term election is usually not a good one. The medium disaster of 2018 will probably be undone by the election of 2020 and hopefully it will look like a repeat of 2016.

      With more good results in the second term, maybe 2022 will NOT repeat 2018. If there are some more years of clearing the Swamp with Barr and Durham prosecutions, convictions, and long jail terms (longer than Roger Stone), then maybe our country will be free of any more costly and worthless impeachments and maybe even receive some more valuable results for the good of We The People. [Wish List for the New Decade and for the USA]

  4. Hillary and Obama managed to FU Benghazi beyond belief and we lost 4 dedicated Americans due to their ineptness !!!! Dont try to tell me that Trump is not for America !!

  5. Remember Hillary’s Benghazi and her ineptitude that resulted in the deaths of the Americans and ambassador
    Thanks to president trump and his decisive role in defending American lives

  6. 1. Hillary LOST in 2016. GET OVER IT!
    2. President Trump is Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States. GET OVER IT!
    3. The President is running the show, driving the train, draining the swamp, building the wall, etc, WHATEVER! GET OVER IT!
    4. For anyone having any kind of problem with this (are you listening, Demoncraps?), refer to items 1,2, and 3 above!

  7. President Trump has shown the Democrats what a real President should do and does when an American Consulate or Embassy is attacked, and when Americans are killed at the hands of terrorists, through their leaders and sponsors, such General Qassem Soleimani and Iran, unlike what Obama did not do after the terrorist attacks at Benghazi and the killing of our US Ambassador for Libya, his assistant, and two patriotic Americans who saved the rest of the lives of the Americans left defenseless at the Benghazi Consulate by Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

    Now the Democrats are complaining to the American people that President Trump did too much in defending our Baghdad Embassy and the American life that was taken by General Soleimani’s Iranian militia forces in Iraq, that attacked our troops and Iraqi troops that are still fighting ISIS remnants left in Iraq and Syria. General Qassem Soleimani is known to have cased the death of at least 608 US military personnel, as well as other American citizens and citizens of many of our allies around the world, which numbers in the many thousands, even more than Osama Bin Laden, and General Qassem Soleimani is known to have been planning even more attacks in attempts to kill even more Americans and US military personnel.

    It’s going to be interesting to see how the American people react to the Democrats propaganda that implies that President Trump should have done the same as Obama did during and after the Benghazi attacks of 13 hours, resulting in the deaths of our US Ambassador to Libya and three other American citizens, “NOTHING”!

  8. They attacked our Embassy for goodness sake! Y’all want to give them more money? A medal for attacking US? Do you remember Pearl Harbor? You remember 911? You people who are criticizing this action make my Ass TIRED! You want to give them money to buy guns and you want to take mine! Up Yours Mammy Jammer and your Romeo-Alfa-Golf Hotel-Echo-Alfa-Delta-Echo-Delta Bravo-India-Tango-Charlie-Hotel-Echo-Sierra in Congress

    • And what would YOU have done? Sang Kumbya while holding hands in a circle. Side line quarter backing does not work with important military operations! Got it?

  9. Good Job, Mr President. You still have my vote of confidence. Terrorist that prey on innocent people have got to be stopped and there is no one else who will stop them but United States of America. Thank you to all the Men and Women in our Military, who are there to keep us safe.

  10. As much as this President would like to pull ALL of our precious men and women out of the Middle East, we can not leave Israel at the mercy of the evil that exist there, additionally the Arabs do not want the USA out, consequently any time there is talk of a pull out they react with a “war like” action to stop the USA from leaving. ARABS have never been able to live together, they are a warring group of people, rather like the Boco Horan in the wilds and tribal Africa. War is all they know, they have never evolved into people with real love, apathy. forgiveness, generosity, care, human kindness, graciousness, honorableness, integrity, et. al.

  11. 1) There is no reason to think Hillary or another democrat would not have done the same.

    2) It’s oh so apparent that Trump was finally smart enough to get a speech writer to write his comments… because none of that reflected Trump’s syntax or vocabulary. There are too many “SAT” words in the content (perpetrating, harmony, friendship, unambiguous, caliphate) to have come from Trump’s brain.

    • Jerry, you have fallen for the LIES. There is an abundance of reasons to know Hillary or other democrats would not have done the same. They speak LOUD AND CLEAR their positions on all foreign policies, immigration, budget, debt, military, let’s face it the DEMOCRATS ARE A DO NOTHING GROUP OF PEOPLE who are only in the game to gain money….hoards of money, added to their perks and pensions and pictures in the press.

    • JERRY SMITH : “There is no reason to think Hillary or another democrat would not have done the same.” YEAH JERRY JUST LIKE HILLARY AND OBAMA IN BENGAZI…You should really have your memory checked….

    • TO JERRY SMITH…………….YES THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THE COWARD DEMOCRATS WOULDN’T HAVE DONE THE SAME. OBAMA, ESTABLISHED A RED LINE IN SYRIA OVER WHICH THE ENEMY COULDN’T MOVE OR USE POISON GASES. WHEN THEY DID BREECH THE RED LINE, OBAMA DID NOTHING, LOSING RESPECT FOR THE U.S.A. !

    • Oh, but Jerry, we do have an example, BENGHAZI; 13 hours of pure hell for our State Department Officials and their security forces. They were left to fend for themselves at the hand of Hillary and Obama. Syria and the Red Line? $150 million sent to the Iranian Govt, for four hostages? Bowe Bergdahl and the exchange of five Taliban Leaders from Gitmo?

      Go back three Presidents and we can talk about our policies in Somalia and how well it played out for us there. Who did that embolden? Osama bin who? 1993 WTC attack? Embassy attacks in Tanzania and Nairobi? The USS Cole? Dems set the stage for terrorism in the last 25 years with they policies. How can you say they would have done the same? Not following the logic. As far as Trump’s Speech, name me one President in recent times that didn’t use a speech writer or a TelePrompTer….

  12. God Bless you President Trump. The right man at the right time in history. Can’t even imagine if Hillary has been in charge or if one of the Demwits wins in 2020.

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