Scholar: U.S. Officials must face execution for ordering Soleimani assassination

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Note: This was Press TV’s headline, not mine. I think Trump and Pompeo should get a fair trial and THEN be executed, in accordance with international law and US law. -KB


Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

US President Donald Trump and senior officials in his administration must face execution for ordering the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, which was an “act of murder” based on lies and false claims, an American scholar says.

“That makes the murder of General Soleimani completely illegal, and clearly a war crime, an act of murder,” said Kevin Barrett, an author, journalist and radio host with a Ph.D.  in Islamic and Arabic Studies.

“Here in the United States, murderers are still executed, so President Trump, [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo and whoever else is behind this crime should be executed,” Barrett told Press TV on Wednesday.

The US military carried out an airstrike on the order of Trump at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3, assassinating General Soleimani and the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, as well as eight other companions.

In an apparent about-face, Pompeo said on Monday the assassination of Soleimani was part of a “bigger strategy of deterrence,” a shift from Trump’s previous claim that the deadly drone strike was carried out to prevent an “imminent” attack.

Immediately after the January 3 drone strike that claimed the life of General Soleimani, Pompeo alleged that Soleimani had been involved in planning an “imminent attack” in the region that “put American lives at risk.”

US Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a resolution curbing Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval, which would be a rebuke of the Republican president for ordering the killing of General Soleimani.

To become law, the measure must pass the House of Representatives and either be signed by Trump or garner a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress in order to override his veto.

Many members of Congress, including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have been pushing the administration for more information about the killing.

Criticism grew as Trump and his top officials have offered shifting justifications for the drone strike.

 

 

Biography
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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  1. The problem is that the Corporation of The United States of America is controlled by a Criminal Cabal, Just as the Murdered President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said. Not just America, but as the “Economist” Rothschild Predictive Programming Tool said a long time ago, the USA would be the “World’s Policeman” and that Remote Controlled Strikes would be how that would be implemented. The only way to beat that is Boots On The Ground, which is the USA Weakness, because of Body Bags.

  2. @wjabbe,
    ich habe damals den Anschlag gesehen 9.11. hatte sofort nach Amerika geschaltet, ich bin bei zwei Damen gelandet. Die hatten eine sehr gute Übersicht von dem ganzen Geschehen. Es kam die Durchsage world 7 ist
    eingestürzt, die beiden zoomen darauf und es steht noch, sie waren total überfordert damit. Nach etwa 5-7 Minuten kracht es zusammen aber gekonnt es war mir sofort klar dass war eine Sprengung.
    Dann der Clou : Herr Bush sitzt in einem Klassenzimmer, ein Herr läuft auf Ihm zu und sagt etwas in sein Ohr
    der bleibt ruhig sitzen,verzieht keine Mine es war genau nach dem Einsturz des Gebäude 7. Ich dachte er müsste etwas unternehmen aber nichts geschah. In dem moment dachte ich “der Herr ist die Blendgranate ”
    Ich erlebte alles mit eigenen Augen. Gruß

    • I saw the attack back then 9.11. had immediately switched to America, I ended up with two ladies. They had a very good overview of the whole thing. The announcement came world 7
      collapsed, the two zoom in and it is still standing, they were totally overwhelmed with it. After about 5-7 minutes it collapsed but it was immediately clear to me that it was an explosion.
      Then the highlight: Mr. Bush is sitting in a classroom, a gentleman runs up to him and says something in his ear
      he stays calm, doesn’t move a mine, it was exactly after building 7 collapsed. I thought he had to do something but nothing happened. At that moment I thought “the gentleman is the stun grenade”
      I experienced everything with my own eyes. greeting

  3. @ TheUnipayIsReal,
    Hey,greeting you.Was für ein richtiger Artikel welchen Sie schreiben. Genau dass ist der Punkt, an dem Amerika zugrunde geht. Amerika war für alle Menschen ein leuchtendes Beispiel gewesen. Ich wollte damals 1945 auswandern, heute sage ich Gott sei Dank das ich es nicht getan habe. Es ist das verkrüppelte Geld
    was die Menschen verdirbt. Nun Herr Trump ist schon durch seine Vita geschädigt wenn man die liest. Auch
    bei einem Herrn Pompeo läuft etwas falsch. Der Größenwahn hat die alle befallen. Mit Mord und Totschlag haben sie keine Bedenken.Man stelle sich nur vor seit 9.11. wie viele Menschen man unschuldiger weise umgebracht hat.Und es geht immer weiter. Ich sehe immer noch die Veteranen welche ihre Orden in Washington weg geschmissen haben, es waren nicht wenige die erkannt haben dass sie Missbraucht wurden.
    Ein Bild kann ich auch nicht vergessen,es ist in meinem Kopf eingegraben. Es geht um den Ehrenfriedhof der
    gefallenen Soldaten. ” Da lag eine junge Lady am Grab Ihres Mannes, und weinte bitterlich ” es hat mich so erschüttert ,ich werde es nicht los dieses Bild.Ich lebe nun in meinem 92 Lebensjahr, daher begreife ich dieses Leid welches Sie ertragen muss. Bringt die ganze Bande zu einem Tribunal, um der gerechten Strafe zu zuführen. Grüsse an alle Ehrlichen und Anständigen Amerikaner.

    • Hey, greeting you, what a real article you are writing. That is exactly the point at which America perishes. America had been a shining example for everyone. I wanted to emigrate back in 1945, today I say thank God that I didn’t do it. It is the crippled money
      what spoils people. Now Mr. Trump is already damaged by his vita if you read it. Also
      something is wrong with a Mr. Pompeo. The megalomania has affected them all. They have no concerns about murder and homicide, just imagine since November 9th. how many people you innocently killed, and it goes on and on. I still see the veterans who threw their medals away in Washington, and there were quite a few who realized they were being abused.
      I can’t forget a picture either, it’s buried in my head. It is about the cemetery of honor
      fallen soldiers. “There was a young lady lying at her husband’s grave, crying bitterly” it shook me so much, I can’t get rid of this picture. I am now in my 92 year, so I understand this suffering that you have to endure. Bring the whole gang to a tribunal to bring just punishment. Greetings to all honest and decent Americans.

  4. Masonic Zionism pushing the Outer Limits of it’s Neo-Roman Empire Edict Decree w/ it’s MIBC Technocracy Drone Warfare. Of course they should be held accountable for Murder but they won’t b/c they run the corrupt Circus’s system.

    • One Australian Prime Minister did not want to have Aussie personnel at Pine Gap because it was a link in the Chain of Extra Judicial Murders By Drone Strike. I may have even been Turnbull, who was a Lawyer before his Goldman Sachs time.

  5. Wasn’t Donald Adolph Hitler basically acting as judge, jury and executioner of General Soleimani all under the authority he assumed he had in our good names? He gang raped every principle of due process and justice and compassion for another human being in ordering this criminal act. Every member of our corrupt military who aided in this crime is just as guilty as war criminal Donald Adolph Hitler. How would this unindicted war criminal like to be treated this way in reverse? What happened to the Golden Rule?
    Did Israel Lover Liar Donald Adolph prove the General was guilty of anything? NO. He only provided hot air lies with zero proof. Every American must reject this despicable criminal piece of garbage who took the life of a top Iranian General and citizen in vain in our good names. I hope and pray Donald Adolph Hitler rots in hell along with every corrupt U.S. Military dupe who aided and abetted in this crime against humanity and Iran. Americans are the biggest fools on planet Earth for allowing this criminal punk from NY to occupy this office today. Criminals in Israel who hate their neighbors are behind this evil act, bet on it. They did 9/11/01 the false flag attack to foment the phony war on terror because they hate their neighbors and seek to steal all their lands. It is shameful our corrupt government supports these outlaws of the world.

    • Every American Citizen should take a hard look at the 535 worthless whores called Congress. Why many of these traitors are even dual citizens with the outlaw State of Israel which did 9/11/01 with the aid of unindicted criminals Bush, Cheney and some despicable coward whores called four star generals. What a total disgrace this country has degenerated into today. Just imagine if giants like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin were alive today to witness the current criminal outlaws who have totally betrayed everything these former giants stood for. Americans are unbelievably stupid and ignorant today. They deserve their plight into the sewer of humanity.

    • Every concerned citizen should read the writings of top investigative journalist the late
      Wayne Barrett in the Village Voice who clearly documented for over 30 years what a despicable liar, cheater, swindler, thug, criminal con artist Donald Adolph Hitler was in New York. He was a well known unindicted criminal before ever being “elected”, if one can dignify it with that phrase. Americans are unbelievably ignorant and stupid for placing this criminal low life, who does not even know the meaning of the Statue of Liberty, in the so called “highest” office! According to the late Professor Lawrence Peter, Ph.D., everyone rises to their level of incompetence. Well this explains why our corrupt government of the USA is falling apart because the inmates have taken over who all support a foreign corrupt garbage country called Israel. They have all been bought and paid for in Shekels. Donald Adolph even declared he was a Jew! How about that! If such a declaration isn’t spitting in the faces of every good American what is?

    • and hundreds of people all around the world to accomplish corporation’s orders? or zionist orders?
      it’s matter of time, maybe a lot of time, but when justice will find these assassins, criminals, racist and sons of whores which killed millions in one century the price to pay will be very high. Also for all americans which did NOTHING TO STOP THESE MURDERERS.
      What will be the price? many people all around the world are awaiting, also many americans (aware of being accomplices)