Failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is at it again.
It seems that when it comes to military and police officers in America, he just can’t keep his mouth shut.
Kaepernick began the notorious trend of kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of the so-called issue of minorities being “targeted” by police a few years ago, garnering national attention that wasn’t so stellar… but this week, after increasing tension between the United States and Iran, he’s directly attacking combat veterans who are putting their life on the line to keep people like him living safe back at home.
Kaepernick’s online tirade came in the form of tweets that compared American troops to terrorists and claimed that the United States would stop at nothing to enact violence against “Black and Brown people”.
There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
And that wasn’t the metaphorical line in the sand where he would draw the line…
America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
According to Kaepernick, the American government habitually uses the military to “plunder” the “non white world” and enforce their will against minorities both at home and abroad.
Essentially, his argument is that the United States is racist, through and through… and will stop at nothing to continue their domination.
Kaep needs to get his facts straight. Not only has he been preaching propaganda and turning people against the men and women who hold the Thin Blue Line, but he’s been getting his facts wrong. Though no one seems to be able to get through to him.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeatedly defended the strike, saying that Soleimani was planning an attack against Iraqi and American forces.
Siding with an Iranian Islamic terrorist who's killed hundreds Americans, injured untold numbers more, and from a country that's anything but progressive to trash America?
Disgusting and unsurprising. So you're….pro-terrorism? https://t.co/EKxFnr2KLx
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 4, 2020
But to Kaepernick, who only sees things in terms of race and color, the US launched an attack against another country simply because they aren’t white.
Give us a break.
Kaepernick’s recent attacks against veterans willing to die for their country was met with some serious backlash.
Good thinking. The US government attacked these Noble Iranian Peace Merchants because they are ‘people of color.’ Colin, I truly believe that your brain is made of hummus and I say this as a Lebanese “brown person of color.” Schmuck.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) January 4, 2020
Says the pampered millionaire who’s fortune and freedom are protected by the brave patriots he attacks. He’s a world-class coward, and an embarrassment to himself, and anyone claiming him. ?? https://t.co/EV3FdMjqXI
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 5, 2020
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. It’s almost laughable that a “celebrity” (we use that term loosely…) can sit back in the comfort of his own luxurious home and attack the very people who allow him to live comfortably and enjoy the benefits of being a free American.
Others said that he was free to leave the country at any time.
You can leave anytime https://t.co/WFXDNRIjzI
— Will Chamberlain ?? (@willchamberlain) January 4, 2020
Other people reminded the Nike nitwit of who the real enemy is.
Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani killed thousands upon thousands of black and brown people through out the Middle East
The United States put an end to his murdering https://t.co/7jefx4XtQq
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 4, 2020
Again… it’s a pretty high-and-mighty stance about “imperialism” from someone who works with Nike, who uses sweatshops and child labor to create their products, which they in turn sell for a massive profit.
So… it would seem that Kaepernick isn’t just protesting police brutality… but instead has an agenda to call out our nation’s protectors.
Soleimani oversaw the murder, starvation, displacement, detention and torture of millions of brown Syrians and Iraqis. https://t.co/NrQIRw3van
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) January 4, 2020
It seems as though a few American citizens need to be reminded about who the real enemy is.
“As a former military intelligence officer on the ground in Afghanistan, I was trained to ask the hard questions before acting. A Commander-in-Chief must do the same.”
Thank you for your input, Pete Buttigieg. However, your service as a “military Uber driver,” as you put it, being responsible for the safe transport of your immediate commander is slightly different than a Commander-in-Chief’s responsibilities, which is to assure the safety of an entire nation.
Buttigieg made the above statement in response to President Trump ordering an airstrike in Iran, which killed one of their most general military leaders, Qasem Soleimani. One of those hard questions President Trump had to ask was whether military leaders such as Soleimani posed a threat to the American people.
The answer was simple. Yes.
Now the congressional left is going insane over the action. They’re “outraged.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise is sick of it. Earlier this week, he said:
“Any responsible commander-in-chief would have done the same thing, but President Trump’s the one who did it, and I’m glad that the president had the fortitude to say we’re going to put America first. We’re going to protect America and our allies around the world by doing this.”
“And you know, if somebody wants to criticize him for it, I think they’re going to have to look at a mirror and say, whose side are you on if you can question something that actually makes America safer?”
Scalise is referring to the left blasting the President for the airstrike all over Twitter, as well as actual news sources, to call out the President.
Normal people realize that Soleimani was extremely dangerous. He was tied to the deaths of hundreds of Americans.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a tweet:
“According the Obama Department of Defense, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist directly responsible for the murder of over 500 US service men & women. Why are congressional Dems outraged that he’s finally dead?”
His estimate was conservative, as the Pentagon released a statement saying:
“General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more.
He had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the last several months — including the attack on December 27th — culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.”
In response to Senator Cruz, Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar tweeted back:
“We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences.”
There are so many things wrong with her statement.
First, Soleimani was not just a foreign official.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act definition of a foreign official is, “any officer or employee of a foreign government or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any such government or department, agency, or instrumentality, or for or on behalf of any such public international organization.”
General Soleimani was a military leader of The Quds Force, which is designated by the US as a Federal Terrorist Organization. The force is part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a paramilitary group that secretly operates with other known terrorist groups, like Hezbollah of Lebanon, Shiite militias in Iraq, and Shiites in Afghanistan.
The Quds Force is known for “operations external to Iran to advance the Islamic revolution,” according to Dr. Jack Watling, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in the UK.
“Squad” member Omar is also “outraged” that the President did not seek Congress approval first.
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Interesting, since the Democrats had no qualms with Former President Obama justifying doing the exact same thing, as he mentioned in a 2013 speech at the National Defense University:
“Under domestic law, and international law,” Obama said, “the United States is at war with al-Qaida, the Taliban, and their associated forces. We are at war with an organization that right now would kill as many Americans as they could if we did not stop them first. So this is a just war — a war waged proportionally, in last resort, and in self-defense.”
Article II of the US Constitution designates the president as “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy,” which grants them the authority to launch certain military actions without congressional authorization.
Further, the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed almost unanimously in both houses after the attacks of 9/11 (only Senator Barbara Lee voted no) states:
“That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”
While it’s hypocritical that democrats would support and applaud a democratic president for striking against terrorists but condemn a republican for doing the exact same, we are hardly surprised that they would resort to attempting to divide our nation even further by publicly supporting the terrorist group over our own people.
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, and a bunch of other democratic candidates I’ve honestly never even heard of all waited approximately 2 hours after Soleimani’s death to start to speak out against the actions taken by President Trump.
Of course, all statements start out by saying that Soleimani was indeed a terrorist connected to hundreds of American deaths, and then go on to say that the Trump administration can’t handle these foreign affairs.
So first they support the terrorists, and then they condemn them when trying to secure votes.
Jordan Steckler is a research analyst with opposition group United Against Nuclear Iran. Referring to Soleimani, he said, “He is the individual most responsible for the destabilization and inflammation of sectarian tensions that Iran has sown throughout the Middle East.
Despite being outmanned, outgunned and outspent by its adversaries, Soleimani has employed tactics including terrorist attacks, covert operations and the outsourcing of fighting to foreign militias to undermine the sovereignty of neighboring states and expand Iran’s military and diplomatic influence.”
After all this research and information about Soleimani and his Quds Force, we’d have to say we agree with Congressman Steve Scalise’s questions to those opposing the President ending the threat:
“Whose side are you on?”
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. -John F Kennedy