British Conservative criticizes Trump’s Iraq assassination


This 3 January 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

U.S. Killing of Soleimani Is Major Escalation, Could Spark “Another Round of Civil War” in Iraq

After the United States assassinated Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in a major escalation of the conflict between Iran and the United States, which now threatens to engulf Iraq and the Middle East, we get response from Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who says the U.S. killing of Soleimani was reckless. “Did anyone consult Iraqis about the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on Iraqi soil?” he asks. “We don’t want another round of civil war.”

We also hear from Iranian scholar Trita Parsi, who is executive vice president of the Quincy Institute; Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna of California; Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies; and Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi who is the diplomatic correspondent for the U.K.-based Independent newspaper.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Britain had not been informed about the US air raid on Soleimani [at Baghdad international airport in Iraq], says [Conservative] MP Tom Tugendhat. He is the British committee of Foreign Affairs chairman. Tugendhat is not happy, according to The Guardian, that one of their greatest allies is not informing them.

“I’ve long believed that the purpose of having allies is that we can surprise our enemies and not each other, and it’s been a pattern, sadly, which has been a bit of a shame, that the US administration of late has not shared with us, and that is a matter of concern.”

Nevertheless, one should fear that Mr Tugendhat’s fellow Conservative, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will behave as Donald Trump’s poodle on Trump’s escalation; like Johnson’s Conservative predecessor, Theresa May, was Trump’s poodle when Trump bombed Syria.

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