President Donald Trump’s assassination/murder of Iranian general Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, wasn’t a part of a coherent foreign policy, it wasn’t the first stage of a master plan to destabilize Iran and strengthen Israel, Saudi Arabia and our other Arab allies in the Middle East.
What was the impetus for the stable genius’ self-created crisis in Iran? Perhaps Trump was constipated on that day or maybe it was payback for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter taunt that Trump couldn’t do anything about the storming of the American embassy in Iraq.
Trump’s impulsive, illegal and ill-conceived action hasn’t yielding any positive results, it’s only served to strengthen Iran’s resolve to sow terror and sectarian discord throughout the Muslim world. And the inevitable bloody revenge of Iran’s terrorist proxies will make Iran’s measured response look like a diplomatic nicety.
Trump’s assassination of the Iranian military and political leader was universally condemned by the world community and by most Americans, but it was applauded by white evangelicals.
The evangelical community has a religious orgasm wherever violence breaks out in the Middle East, they believe that Trump’s short-sighted assassination of the Iranian general will usher in the return of Jesus Christ. Evangelicals believe that Armageddon will take place when Russia, Iran and other Muslim countries join forces to battle Israel, and they become ecstatic whenever any event in the Middle East seems to expedite this prophesied final battle.
I’m not a religious fanatic with an apocalyptic bent or a geopolitical genius, but I agree with white evangelicals that Trump might just usher in the end of the world. His foolhardy murder of Soleimani has blown up any chance for peace anytime in the near future, and it has lit a fuse in the most volatile region in the world.
Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned, Trump will tweet while the world explodes, and white evangelicals will erupt in cheers and praises to God.