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Opinion: Generals doesn’t get assassinated without consequences

When President Donald J. Trump of the United States gave the order or the thumbs up for a drone attack directed towards General Qassam Soleimani, the Top Commander of the Quad Forces of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran. Therefore, the direct attack on Friday, the strike, which sealed the fate of Soleimani is strike against the powerful in Teheran.

That Soleimani is a man who has sought influence by any means, that is true. That he has scorned many people, ensured their demise and killed. That he has done as covert-mission, spying and direct planning with Americans and other allies to destroy ISIS and others. To ensure more stronger allies of Iran in the Middle East.

Still, the assassination, the murder of Soleimani is a watershed movement. Not because the American Congress wasn’t informed, but random people at Miami Mar-A-Lago was. They knew more than the ones supposed to give “go” sign to it. Plus, the international laws of warfare and thus, the potential incriminating act of violations of such. Also, shows what dire straits that is ahead.

As there are more drone attacks in Iraq. There seemingly hunting season for the Americans there, as they target all things associated with Iranians. While, there is reports of giant marine ship deploying for Iraq as well. Clearly, the United States is escalating everything. While trying to say the killings of a General wasn’t escalating, but a deterrent.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and President Trump is for the first time really seeing the effects of their warmongering. They have ordered bombing in Somalia over the years, in an insane rate. The US has bombed targets in Syria, but to no relief. The US strategic friendships and allies within Syria has dwindled, as the Kurds was sacrificed a few months ago. Because, Trump fiercely gave way to Turkish President Erdogan and let him attack the Kurds. Therefore, not like he has gotten many to play with either.

As, he again breaks more protocol, no diplomacy, just drops a drone attack on one of the most powerful men of Teheran. One of the men with huge influence, one who has the ability to get people in line and get operations secured on behalf of the Iranian regime. That is the man that Trump got rid-off.

Still, the facts remain, the situation in Iraq doesn’t get better by this. Neither, does the continues drone-strikes and the possible deployment of more troops. As well, as reports of various possible targets and use of proxies in region from Iran. They have said they would avenge Soleimani. Who blame them?

Would the US have forgiven and let bygones, be bygones, if one of their most powerful and prestigious generals killed. I wouldn’t think so, they would retaliate with biblical proportions and leave no one left unpunished.

That is why the decision to take the General out, seems unplanned and not considered the implications of doing so. It seems like the U.S. is pulling the strings in the aftermath and trying to use their intelligence and do more snap actions. However, it doesn’t seem like they have a plan nor a vision. Other, than blasting more people in Iraq, which they have done for several of decades and hope to get away with in this one too.

The Iranians are naturally hurt, they are naturally feeling beaten and also scorned by this. To think otherwise is naive. Not that all Iranians would love the General, but neither does every American respect the Donald either.

In this instance, it seems it would be better seeing the General breathing. Not because his was a good man, but let mother nature do its own cause. Might have secured another stage and other possible avenues. Instead of these war-games, where the civilians, where the war-torn Iraq get even more scars and the region get even battles on its shores. All supported with the mighty American military complex and vicious cycle of destruction continues. While the dirt and soil turns red, even the moon gets the taste of blood.

That because, one President thought he would be a wise, thought he did something heroic, but instead he unleashed a beast he doesn’t control. He will possibly make Iraq and Iran suffer, because he could and let the poorest Americans draft to war-zone, where they have heart for or care. Other than its better to be in the army, than poor in Indiana. However, that doesn’t save the day and neither did the demise of Soleimani.

We are living with the ramifications of it right now. The new tenseness and uncertainty, as the there will most likely be more hurt. It will be more destruction and more death. While the entitled, the wealthy and the ones in power, never will see the damage they do. As the war-games, the casualties and the ones fleeing doesn’t hit close to home. The United States didn’t do this in self defence. They did this because they could. No one should deny that. Not like this was Pearl Harbour or anything. Not even damn close.

Whatever, the U.S. did, they didn’t do no good. They only causing more harm and more issues to handle. The have open a can of worms and they cannot close it, since they destroyed the lid. Peace.

U.S. House Committe on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler letter No. 2 to President Donald Trump: Invitasion to appear at the first Impeachment Hearing in the next phase (29.11.2019)

U.S. House Committe on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler letter to President Donald Trump: Invitasion to appear at the first Impeachment Hearing in the next phase (26.11.2019)

Trump-Ukraine: Getting closer to public Impeachment hearings!

The evidence collected paints the picture of a President who abused his power to press a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 election. The next phase will move from closed depositions to open hearings where the American people will learn about the President’s misconduct” (House Judiciary Dems, 29.10.2019).

Today there was yet another defeating testimony, that again validated the quid pro qou case. Where President Donald J. Trump used the state aid or military aid to Ukraine as clause to ensure that foreign powers did investigate into Hunter Biden, an US citizen involved in businesses in Ukraine.

The whole scandal has from day-one sounded bad. But by everything revealed to the public made it worse. The MEMCOM, the text messages, the leaked pieces of the testimony from Fiona Hill, foreign envoy Sonderland, William B. Tayor and now Alexander Vindland. All of them has collaborated the same story. Just their side of it and it’s not sounding good.

All of it indicates the misuse of power for personal gains. This is a impeachable offence and the House Committee’s has tried to investigate it properly. However, the stone-walling and the use of executive privilege has been out of this world. While his having secret backchannels and other avenues of sharing information, even through his own personal attorney Rudy Guiliani and the aide of Devin Nunes. There are even two aides of Guiliani that is already behind bars. Therefore, this scandal is full blown already and the proceedings hasn’t started yet. Not the public ones, but the information and evidence they have gathered. Will surely sound interesting, when the public hearings start! 

The motion from the Committee has to be taken to the House and has to get enough votes to pass. But if people care about the Constitution and the Laws of the Republic. Than they should vote for it. To test the Presidency and show it to the public. All the collected evidence and not only the small drops in the public. Which is damning enough. As there are enough play and pay, here already.

The President knows this, his allies knows this and the Republican Party knows too. But they are trying to shift blame on the process and the way its done. Even if the Committee’s has followed the protocol to the book and the White House has not answered to subpoenas or any of the questioning sent to them. That is why all the previous attempts has been sent to court. Where most of it is still in the process awaiting verdicts, if not pushed to discovery or anything else, than an official release of the documentation that is needed.

That is why its high time the Impeachment Inquiry go public and gets into the final stages. Gets through in the House and the Senate. So, that the representatives, the ones whose lawmakers can finalize and also question the man himself. In front of the cameras, in front of the public and C-Span. So, there is no denying the facts or the statements told. Where they nay-sayers cannot question it. But see it for what it is.

Surely, this is not what many envisioned, but seems like the natural step. As every person involved or has testified. Has amplified the same story and shown the evidence for it. Therefore, the Committee’s are only doing the right thing. Than to get the proper function and continue the proceedings. As the White House and President is not forthcoming with their side or their paperwork in this regard. Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: Rep. Nancy Pelosi announces moving impeachment proceedings to the public (28.10.2019)

USA: Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. letter to FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub – Subject: immediately open an investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign debts (28.10.2019)

Opinion: Trump, Kiev is calling and we got the message.

President Donald J. Trump who has already been investigated in the Russian Probe, which was dodged and botched by all means. Is now trying to do the same thing to the Ukrainian investigation, which is made by the United States House Committee’s. Where he even orders and supports in-house rebellion to storm a closed session of the investigation in-front of a bi-partisan group of representatives, both Republican and Democrats. This was also a hold of a new witness to speak there too.

Therefore, we know the Republicans and the President is desperate, when he sends his lackey Mike Gaetz and 30 other representatives who don’t care about the rules or stipulations about these hearings. Neither about the rules of telecommunication and so on. They don’t care, as long as they stall or ensure trouble around the investigation itself. That is becoming to hot for the Presidency.

As the former envoy and ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor statements about a irregular back-channel of information in concern of intelligence and also verified the quid-pro-quo. If the Ukrainian President ensured an investigation into Hunter Biden, than the Ukrainian state would get the military assistance the US had suspended. That was the arrangement.

This has already been seen in the MEMCOM of the call between Donald J. Trump and also the released text messages between many of the involved in the scandal. All evidence points to this and the envoy Taylor verified that yesterday. That’s why the GOP and the handlers of Trump is so stressed.

We know this is bad, because most of the departments, close associates to the President is not releasing the subpoenaed documents. The ones involved are not doing so, even as the associates to the lawyer of the President Rudy Giuliani is behind bars awaiting trial. While more and more people are being served time to witness before the committee. Therefore, the onion is being peeled and the evidence is very clear.

There was shady business, that is easy to see by the MEMCOM, Text Messages and the statement of Taylor. Combined with the testimony of Fiona Hill and who knows what else will come up. Who else who will leave more details and stories. Which implicates the President and his administration more. There is also talks of an aide of Rep. Devin Nunes was involved indirectly feeding documents to Trump through another back-channel to Kiev. Surely, the mess just get worse by the minute and that why the GOP had to make a fuzz at the Capitol Hill today.

This one is showing how the scandal has become such a big deal. Why the Trump Administration cannot run away from this investigation and why the US Committee has to push it through and dig deep. Not give way or stop halfway. They got to find all the details and compel a grand case. As the Senate might give-in. As they are all loyal to Trump, even if it means defying the congress out of loyalty to the President. They are putting one man ahead of the rule of law and justice. Because, they need the White House to have any significant power, by all means. That is what that would mean.

That even as the Ukrainian scandal goes through, the impeachment proceedings, as the President and his men ordered and fixed this. Trump cannot answer this and thinks he can get away with it. Especially, as long as the party stands behind him and his cronies are tagging along. But how many of them must fall or answer to their crimes, before the buck stops? When is it enough?

What does it take before the evidence of conspiracy is deep enough to break the confidence in the President. Because right now, a paper-trail of Mount Everest doesn’t seem enough. Which says more about the Republicans, than the world right now. Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: House Committee’s Letter to Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan (23.10.2019)

U.S. Senate letter to Executive Vice President Martin at Trump Organization on Trump Towers Istanbul (22.10.2019)

Trump-Ukraine: Counsel for Rudy Guilani letter to U.S. House Investigation Counsel Nicholas Mitchell (15.10.2019)

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