The Kremlin has officially condemned the American airstrike (by drone) that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the chief of his country’s feared Quds Force and a known terrorist mastermind. It’s rather interesting that Moscow has the same interpretation as Democrats. If you didn’t know any better, you’d almost think that leading Democrats are all on Putin’s payroll.
The condemnation was made by President Putin himself in a phone call earlier today with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, the Epoch Times reports. A readout of the phone call has been released. It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Putin warned/told (you can choose the option you think best describes the meaning behind Putin’s words) Macron that “this action can seriously aggravate the situation in the region.”
Putin’s words were backed up by an official statement from Russia’s Foreign Ministry. “We consider the killing of Soleimani as the result of an American missile strike in the vicinity of Baghdad to be a bold step that will lead to increased tension throughout the region. Soleimani was devoted to protecting Iran’s national interests,” the laughable Russians proclaim in the statement. “Such actions do not create … solutions to complex problems in the Middle East. On the contrary, it will lead to a new round of escalation of tensions in the region.”
In other words, if the United States had only let General Soleimani kill more Americans, Sunni Syrians, and Sunni Iraqis, tensions would somehow be less than what we can now expect. Funny how evil actors always think that threatening to do what they’re already doing will somehow scare the rest of the world.
Of course, some in the rest of the world are scared or pretend to be. As PJ Media’s own Tyler O’Neil reported earlier today, Democrat candidates for president have all condemned the assault on Soleimani, arguing that it would — wait for it — create more tensions in the region.
Funny how that’s exactly what Russia says. You’d almost think that if there are any Russian agents active in American politics, we have to look at the donkey’s party to find them.