Voices Radio: How do we build a movement against assassinations. Defending the humanity of General Soleimani.
As the strongest military power in the world with virtually no history of fighting a war on its own stolen soil, the U.S. is virtually impervious to the consequences of its brutality. The assassination of Iranian General Kasem Soleimani was a terrible act of inhumanity but even Iran’s measured and in fact muted response indicates a terrible reality–after the U.S. murdered General Soleimani, even if one “American” life would be lost in self-defense the U.S. would launch merciless air strikes and murder countless civilians and soldiers. The U.S. does not a viable anti-war movement and with all the self-righteousness of groups calling for “no war in Iran” Nancy Pelosi dresses up to mock Arabs and Muslims and Bernie Sanders opposition to the murder as “an assassination that violates international law” is followed by the most racist and hawkish slander of every other government in the world—creating a de-facto support for or at least justification of Trump’s act of murder.
Today we will examine this in great detail and again ask the supporters of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren to engage this catastrophe with a sense of introspection and activism inside those campaigns.
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 presidential contender, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday night that the missile attack on Iran’s Gen. Qasem Soleimani was an “assassination” that violated “international law.”