Tensions have only risen between the US and Iran since Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US Drone Strike one year ago, yesterday. However, an act that should have ignited the fires of patriotism extinguished unity, and prompted more debate, Democrats still insisted President Trump (R) was wrong, yet again. Iran has made it known that they have not forgotten Soleimani, as President Hassan Rouhani proclaimed the US committed an “unforgivable crime.”
Senator Rick Scott (R) of Florida also believes that the killing of Soleimani should not be forgotten, in a much different light. Sen. Scott in a written statement to The Floridian said that Soleimani, “was responsible for the deaths and maiming of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands worldwide,” adding that the U.S. “must remember the lives lost at the hands of this monster and honor the brave members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission to take out Soleimani.”
Sen. Scott is passionate about honoring the lost lives of Americans and appears to maintain a peace through strength mentality, in regard to the recent threats made against President Trump . Iran’s Judiciary Chief stated that Soleimani’s killers [Trump] should, “not feel safe on Earth.” Other officials such as President Rouhani went into more detail regarding threats to the United States at large in light of the upcoming anniversary.
Sen. Scott stated in response to these mostly ambiguous threats, “We should all be concerned about the potential for retaliatory strikes and escalating tensions with Iran.”
“All the Democrats want to do is keep asking Iran nicely to stop killing Americans, and that clearly doesn’t work,” said Scott. ” The Iranian dictators must understand that the United States will not tolerate threats to Americans and our allies.”
Regardless of if the words are delivered hollow or not, the anticipation of a potential attack prompted the US military to fly two B-52 bomber planes over the Persian Gulf. One can only assume it was to flex the muscle of American might over Iran, in spite of the recent tension.
In essence, we can always assume that the government of Iran would love to act on these threats. But we must also consider their ability to carry out such actions. Politicians like Scott and the US military appear to be responsive, as well as cordial in defending American lives. Unfortunately for Iran, this pride battle leads to a dead-end for any chance of vengeance for Soleimani.