Citizens across Middle East celebrate US take down of Qassem Soleimani

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    As politicians and pundits in the United States debated the merits of President Trump's order to take out Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, citizens of countries across the Middle East celebrated the swift killing of Iran's top military mind.


    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared a video of Iraqi citizens celebrating in the street after hearing the news of Soleimani's death.

    One artist painted a mural of Soleimani in a trash heap with Trump's likeness next to the Iranian general's dead body.

    Citizens across Middle East celebrate US take down of Qassem Soleimani

    For some reason I couldn't copy the videos and images, but they are worth watching.
     
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    You mean like they celebrated the toppling of Saddam which led to years of bloody sectarian civil war, over a million civilian casualties, increased instability throughout the region, the rise of one of the most brutal terrorist regimes since Hitler, and a war of 15 years now that America is STILL engaged in? Like that?
     
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    More than likely the celebrating was by Sunni's...........The Sunni's in the Middle East hated him and Iran..........

    The Shia versus Sunni War continues.............A major player for decades has been removed.............The War goes on...............The only question will Iran be dumb enough to escalate towards us.............Which would be a HUGE mistake.............and they know it.
     
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    Yea not as if it were never bloody under HIS rule.
     
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    Did any one say it wasn’t?

    The question is was it worth the cost?

    And the cost continues.
     
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    Yet, what would the cost be if he lived???
     
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    Nothing like what unfolded.

    He would have continued as he had, and in the process continued to have provided a counter balance to Iran’s ambitions.
     
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    Are you freaking high, he was Iran's influence and projected their ambitions. He destabilized shit all over the ME and North Africa. Hopefully his number 2 is stupid enough to raise his head so we can take it off as well.

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    Nothing???? What about the cost of American lives??? And others?
     
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    Of that we won't know right off. Speculating doom and failure is fine but no more valid than speculating success.

    And a Hitler reference. Nice ouch.
     

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