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Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Demands Official UN Probe of Soleimani Assassination

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/07/special-rapporteur-extrajudicial-executions-demands-official-un-probe-soleimani

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Good.

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For decades many of Trump’s rural voters have had signs on their property demanding that the US pull out of the UN, so it won’t be long before the GOP pulls the US out of the UN.

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Still the avoidance of the Bethlehem Doctrine which has been used to justify hundreds of drone killings by USA, UK and Israel, as explained by a former British Ambassador

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Two decades of constant, and obvious war crimes, but NOW the UN is going to act? Yeah, right.

Only America being defeated in a World War, or American voters getting our heads out of our asses and voting democrats and republicans out of office will save humanity.

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Thank you. All we ever hear over and over and over again, FROM THE FASCIST MEDIA…ad nauseum is: " SOLEIMANI WAS A BAD GUY! SOLEIMANI WAS A BAD GUY! "

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Refusing to buy into the Pub/Dem duopoly with its deeply impaired historical amnesia is a good starting point. Not defending General Qasem Soleimani nor those that perpetrate endless imperial madness without accountability.
What does the actual, integrated history of the region tell us about American vs Iranian conflicts? It doesn’t look good on the America that can’t grasp that its imperial, fictional theocracy will always be contested by other fictional theocracies defending their territories and economic interests.
At the bottom of the very large pile of middle eastern historical manure is the cause of that really bad smell - imperial, western capitalism denying its brutality, manifest destiny extremism and aggression, traditionally championed as the best and most civilized way to live! Whew! What a stink! The oil market is a foundational corruption of our world order that needs be removed from power.

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I’m tired of the media and so-called experts saying this assassination was “likely” illegal. If Iran or North Korea did such a thing, it would be called illegal, terrorism, etc without any equivocation. But the powerful in history always carries out what it desires with little consequence

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And while they’re at it, how about demanding as per the UN Charter and international agreements, that the Iranian Foreign Minister be “granted” a visa (that was refused by trump) so he can speak before the Security Council in NYC . Refusing the right to speak is censoring opposition as trump has done so often. The truth doesn’t matter to trump & co, only their extremist war-mongering propaganda and countless incitements, “sanctions” that kill Iranians (their lives apparently do not matter!) and propaganda narrative demanding Iran beg on bended knee to the trump regime!

We are all threatened by the idiot of orange in so many ways his diseased mind and “handlers” come-up with!

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Lord that you would bless this nation of ours with a special drone made just for the abomination better known as 45.

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Time for a hanging?
Gee, we have generals that plan attacks on many middle-easterners. Does that mean it is okay for them to be assassinated?
This round of anti Iran crap is again rooted in Israeli hate. imho.

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From the following article:
‘Within hours of the assassination, the vast American propaganda machine began churning out the latest update of its never ending “bad man” theory of politics. Yet another anti-American evil-doer had received his just desserts.’

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Yet Interpol wants Evo Morales, who stepped down to avoid bloodshed.

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This military action must be questioned by the proper congressional committees.

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Andrrew Bacevich has a good overview in his article in The Guardian this morning:

Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory (Andrew Bacevich)

I am a believer in the United Nations - the seeming last refuge of sanity on the planet.

I think this initiative should proceed, realizing that Andrew Bacevich is entirely correct in his assessment - that this situation has been long in the making.

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Fascist Media (no hype when corporate-captured control over mass communications is put to service of the Feudal Lords of High Finance and Tech enabling their hired Pay2Play Neo-Liberal E-CON FREE rather than fair TRADERS) do in point of fact, know better. When Dexter Filkins was exiting his beat for the NY TIMES his cover feature in a 'zine I’m no longer wild about gave us a fuller measure of General Qassem Soleimani back in 2013:

Meanwhile, the Obama-Biden “Banking Collapse Re-Form” 2nd term admin with Kissinger & Associates Madame Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already having the Honduran military coup under her belt and that bi-partisan continuity of RepubLeCrats\Goldman Sachs tax-payer TARP bail-out of too-big-to-fail\jail Supermarkets of Financial Services and the AIG that insured them unable to stop the taking of more territory by ISLAMIC STATE in both Iraq and Syria. Who did Washington depend on, and the Kurds who in fact were massacred by the same complex Iranian General Qasem Soleimani who made his military bones in counter-insurgency when the Kurds expressed some aspirations of the U.N. making good on Kurdistan’s national cause?

Yet, our professional class of journalists not only wouldn’t risk their lives informing U.S. about how the billions of dollars U.S. spent on invasion of Iraq that empowered Iran beyond its borders required actual Iranian military trainers and leaders with boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria to start taking back the gains of Sunni Islam’s ISLAMIC STATE. That professional class of corporate-captured broadcast journalists of ours wouldn’t even risk their swimming pools. Neither Obama nor Biden not even Madame Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could explain why we were still starving the Iranian people of medicines, foods and a market for their petrol exports by imposing economic sanctions on the Shia Islamic Revolutionary Republic that was checking the power of Sunni Islamic State. Countering Obama-Biden-Daddy Warbucks own funding of Sunni Islamic State splinter groups in Syria and the funding across the Arab World of Washington and their partners in the House of Saud and ARAMCO.

Not to mention the Israelis providing medical treatment for ISLAMIC STATE fighters near the Israeli border who’d already taken territory in Syria.

Nothing about this tragic region is easy or simple to resolve. Yet we in the U.S. are kept in a state of juvenile dependency without even being able to use Mass Communications to discuss what course of action would be in the PUBLIC INTEREST when PRIVATE INTERESTS hog the air and tax-payer built cyber platforms…And Ivy League pedigree’d President Obama was even using his 2-term bully pulpit to advocate that vocational higher education was a better investment than the liberal arts education he got. On second thought, mebbe he was right about that…

Obama-Biden’s successor President Trump had already gone into bid-net with higher echelons in the Iranian Shia’a Revolutionary Guards and expeditionary Al Quds forces on a currently vacant luxury residential tower in oil rich Azerbaijan that hasn’t been fit for consideration under impeachment: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-iran-irgc-revolutionary-guards-tower-baku-azerbaijan-sanctions-a8861736.html

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Well said! Thanks.

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OMG - another UN probe? They should call these “Probes to Nowhere.” Justice is never served.

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For more accuracy in your statement, just stop there: You do not think. You literally do not know, and yet you fling mud based on your prejudice.

The main criminal regime that very blatantly and very obviously wants no transparency and no investigation, is the global terrorist regime currently in power in the USA.

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About 100% of generals must formulate offensive contingency plans ahead of time, just in case. In this respect general Soleimani and his staff were creating plans to fight United States military forces, somewhat as advertised.

The Premier of Iraq reported that the U.S. Government requested a round of negotiations with a peace feeler through the Iraq government. The Iranian government sent an authoritative negotiating team. That’s how General Soleimani and his staff were lured to Baghdad. Then the U.S. blew up Iran’s negotiating team.

So far, this version of events falls under the Special Rapporteur’s jurisdiction. Trump’s status as an elected public official doesn’t give him immunity from the charge.

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