The killing of Iran’s Quds Force Commander, Qassem Soleimani by a Trump-authorised drone strike has provided stark and shocking news for everyone to wake up this morning. Shed no tears…
Soleimani, according the Guardian, can be held partly-to-significantly responsible for:
And naturally, Corbynites have come out to condemn his killing. Continuing their stellar foreign policy record…
There is a real risk of Trump engaging in a war with Iran that would be even worse than that on Iraq.
We need an international movement against war and for peace.
In increasingly dangerous times, it’s vital our Party plays its role in that movement. pic.twitter.com/OMnHwTPEQ7
— Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) January 3, 2020
Was he playing golf as he did it?
Does he even know who Soleimani is? Remember when he confused the Quds Force with the Kurds? https://t.co/9oxqrVvTu2 https://t.co/dI8FW6vcPy
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) January 3, 2020
Mason even suggests Trump is somehow using this as a way to cancel the 2020 Presidential election. Something he can’t do…
The US is so viscerally evil.
— Tom Jordan 🌹🚩 (@THRJordan) January 3, 2020
Just for clarity, the assassination of #QasemSoleimani ordered by Trump yesterday, is an intriguing one.
*Backed Kurds in Northern Iraq
This of course has nothing to do with oil…OK.
— Duncake Poundcan (@duncanpoundcake) January 3, 2020
RIP Quassem Soleimani 🇮🇷
— Labour forever (@forever_labour) January 3, 2020
So far the most prominent non-insane response from a Labourite seems to be from Stella Creasy, who calls for the recall of Parliament for an urgent statement on the killing
This thread is vital to understanding significance of trump targeting Soleimani in this way and why will have global impact – that parliament not due to meet until Tuesday surely unsustainable in such circumstances. Needs urgent statement from PM or foreign sec accordingly. https://t.co/gp0cmKQZSK
— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) January 3, 2020
Bringing Parliament back a day early is pretty redundant after the fact. Just an opportunity for more Trump-bashing and grandstanding…