Isondil wrote: For clarity on what is / isn’t a war crime...a culturally protected site (along with infrastructure such as damns, power plants, hospitals etc) cannot be targeted except where it being used to cover for military power. So should Trump attack one and cannot prove it was no longer subject to legal protection he’d be committing a war crime. Along with the military commanders, whom I do not think would risk war crimes themselves and are more likely to understand what is / isn’t.
Over the Iran nuclear deal struck under the previous US admin, it was simply a ‘can kicker’. Iran could continue to build missile delivery systems, but couldn’t develop the nuclear warheads for 20+ years. But the deal had an expiration date. So if Trump did something or not, Iran were still on a path to military nuclear power, that someone would have to deal with eventually.
The issue with killing Soleimani, you’ll delay and slow things that may have been planned but you don’t know what his replacement will be like. Will it cause WWIII like some people are claiming? Will it ‘ek!
I always find the response of people fascinating. We blame Trump because he ordered the targeting of Soleimani, Trump must be a bad man. Well what about the rules; he as POTUS, has the discretion to do that. Let us cast our minds back into the beginning of the last decade, 2011 Lybia. When a sitting US president launched an unmitigated attack on a foreign country without consulting the house. Claiming he didn’t breach the WPA ‘73 because it was “kinetic military action, not war”. He gets away with it, no one really blinks, most probably didn’t even know. He sets the low bar standard; Obama. Next guy come in. Does the same thing, though rather than against the countries government does it against designated terrorist. Ah, up roar, over dramatisation, the 4 horsemen are coming. Let us try and hike the bar back to where it should always have been; high!
Frankly, you reap what you sow. Obama ran one of the most lawless and obstructing administrations which has paved the way for Trump and how he’s conducting business today. When you let someone get away with it because you like the guy, you cannot complain when the schoolyard bully comes in and does the exact same.
Don’t know where you get your crap from, ‘ oh sorry, I forgot you are a Trump apologist’,
For a start Trump pulled of the Iran deal, only because it was partly arranged by Obama. Nothing else, the Iran deal WAS working, ask any country in the EU, including the UK, which we are backing.
Trump only assassinated Soleimani, because he is having problems at home (impeachment).
Trump is now probably a war criminal, as was Soleimani
Blimey, if only Obama was still in charge