Did Trump ‘Start’ a War that Began 40 Years Ago?

Originally Published on American thinker

In recent weeks, President Trump has been accused of starting a war with Iran.  Democratic media activists — and even some never-war, “America First” isolationists among the Trump base on the right — have reacted with a bit of hysteria over his major punch back at the Islamic regime.  In a remarkably surgical strike, Trump took out the hostile Islamic Republic’s “beloved hero,” General Qassem Soleimani.  So Trump has now been branded a “neocon” who committed a “war crime” and started a third world war.  But if we look back at the Iranian regime’s past behavior, it is clear that Trump’s missile strike was a rare act of defensive retaliation against four decades of Islamic jihad.

On November 4, 1979, a terrorist gang of the Muslim Students of the Imam Khomeini Line stormed the United States embassy in Tehran.  They kidnapped 52 American diplomats and civilians.  By definition, an embassy is the sovereign territory of one nation on the soil of a host nation.  When the host regime allows — or actually plots — invasion of an embassy, that is an act of war.

In that case, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as first “supreme leader” of Iran, had brought the country under rule by Islamic law that past January.  So sanctity of the embassy simply no longer mattered to the Muslims who seized that power.  As the Quran commands them by verse 47:35, “[s]o do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of [the reward of] your deeds.”

By the Islamic supremacism of Allah’s law, Khomeini’s embassy invasion was a righteous act of war.  Such warfare intent even became codified in the newly imposed Islamic constitution.   As it declares for itself, “the constitution prepares the ground for continuing this revolution at home and abroad.” To be clear,  “abroad” means the entirety of the non-Islamic world — and especially America.  That is why when I grew up there, I was trained to chant “Death to America!” in school.

That Islamic constitution spells out for the Muslims of Iran their “ideological mission, i.e. striving ( jehād) on the path of God and struggle on the path of expanding the sovereignty of the law of God in the world; in accordance with the Qur’anic verse: ‘Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies’ (8:60).”

As one of Iran’s first acts of Islamic war, the embassy attack was triggered by President Carter’s refusal to hand over the Shah — Mohammed Reza Pahlavi — who had sought treatment in the U.S for stomach cancer.  Khomeini’s war hostages remained captive for 444 days, until release on Ronald Reagan’s inauguration on January 20, 1981.

Over the past forty years, Islamic Iran has maimed and killed many hundreds of Americans, and others, in endless acts of warfare and terror.  Some people might think to explain those casualties as the folly of American interventionism abroad — if only America would stay out of Islamic lands, then Muslims would not fight us, is their hope.  But repeatedly, the Quran proves them wrong, as commanded in verse 2:216: “[f]ighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”

Even if we put all of that aside, it remains fact that over the past forty years, there has never been any peace treaty or ceasefire declared between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States.  The two countries have been effectively at war ever since the embassy invasion.  We have no indication that Iran will ever stop, as long as the regime remains in power.

On December 31, 2019, in echoes of the 1979 invasion, a mob organized by Soleimani’s terrorist army, the Quds Force, attacked the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.  It also seemed to be a replay of attacks on America’s compounds in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

But President Trump’s resolve to defend Americans in the war zone proved to be the weakness of neither 1979’s Jimmy Carter nor 2012’s Barack Obama.  By Trump’s leadership, on January 3, 2020, both Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Iraqi allies of the Quds Force, were killed in a U.S. drone strike.

President Trump did not start this war, either forty years ago or last year.  He has no intent to perpetuate it for another forty years.  In fact,  President Trump’s strong actions have moved the region farther away from a devastating war.  The sanctions he has put in place have crippled the Islamic Republic’s ability to scale up any war it might fuel.  Trump negated the $150-billion bribery deal Obama paid in hopes to pacify the regime’s nuclear ambitions.  The 2019 embassy attack — like the oil tanker attacks that summer — was a loser’s gamble by the regime.

By standing strong against the Islamic regime, President Trump has won the hearts of the Iranian people, most of whom detest their own oppressive and warmongering government.  Iranians celebrated Soleimani’s death.  In fact, the tweet President Trump sent out in Farsi in support of the Iranian protesters became the most “liked” Persian-language tweet in the history of Twitter.

President Trump’s moral clarity and support are indispensable to the protesters in Iran, who are being murdered in the streets because they hate being ruled by Islamic law while they show love of America’s flag.

Khomeini was fond of saying, “America can’t do a damn thing.”  However, Trump proved that America can.  Strong American leadership could result in a new Iranian Revolution for freedom, rather than the “World War III” of the doomsayers.  They consistently fail to understand why Iran’s Muslim soldiers have kept making war upon us non-Muslims in the world for the past forty years — and for the past fourteen centuries.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. From 1979 to the year 2020 it been forty years of horror and misery since the establishment of Islamic tyranny of Iran Based only lies, deceptions and deadly violence from those in power in that harshly oppressive “mullah tyranny ‘ of Iran . Just look what Islam which Sharia law has none to people of Iran.

    In other words, since 1979 this Sharia law Islamic regime was founded on false promises, Islamic violence and lying words of Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran in his deception of the Iranian people.

    To put this in another way, that Islamic regime is based in the foundation of false and empty promises. As well as lying words. After the fiendish Muslim clerics obtained total power in Iran they showed their true colors by having their Islamic state police who are called the “Revolutionary Guards truest the people on Iran in many heinously brutal and ruthless ways. As, for example, their brutal, callous misogyny against both girls and women.

    This statement is explained, in some detail, by the following. This tyrannical Islamic regime in Iran that so falsely and inappropriately has the word “republic” in its title. It should be made known that this called the “Iranian Revolution” turned out to be a hoax. Ayatollah Khomeini before achieving power in Iran in his lying and deceptions presented himself to the Iranian people as if he was someone who would be in power would give freedom to the people of Iran with any tyranny. The reality turned out to be just the opposite. As explained by a former Muslim as well as a man who took part in this Islamic “revolution “ ,who is now a Christian informs the reader of his book that “Prior to the Revolution no one ever imagined that other political parties would be suppressed under the rule of Ayatollah Khomeini. He had promised that all groups would have freedom to run their own campaigns after the Revolution. He even stated that governing system would be based on the decision of the people via a referendum. He never spoke of a system that would be governed by Islam. He even made clear that mullahs would not take part in any political activities, and that they would only be allowed to teach spirituality… Immediately after the Revolution, mullahs rushed into government offices to occupy the most important political l positions, making it difficult for the interim secular government to function … The mullah’s occupation of position was exactly the opposite to what the Ayatollah Khomeini had promised before the Revolution.”. [1] In other words, the insincere, disingenuous and outright lying Ayatollah Khomeini made many bogus promise he really had no intention of keeping. His lying deception worked, for he achieved great power in Iran.

    Furthermore, of the many heinously evils outcome s of that Islamic “revolution” is the extremely cruel, brutal and demonic misogyny of this hideous Islamic regime. Not only against women but even young girls. As explained by a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who defected to the West and how now lives in America his book also informs the reader about the malicious and murderous affront girls in Iran’s Evin prison which reads that those in power ,the “paraded teenage girls in front in front of me as they led them to their deaths. These girls were barely out of their childhood, barely old enough to think of themselves, much less form thoughts against the state. They knew nothing about the machinations of politics. They were innocent in every sense of the word and certainty innocent of trumped –up charges that led to their imprisonment. Yet they suffered fates too brutal for even the most vicious criminal. ..Their few remaining moments of life had been filled with the level of abuse that few can imagine…The author further states “They tortured and killed young girls, in God’s name and before their execution they raped them because they believed that if a girl dies virgin, she will go to heaven, and they wanted to deny them this reward.” [2] This is as malice -filled and viciously wicked as can possibly be. This, very much, reflects the wisdom found in POOR RICHARDS’ ALMANAC in which Benjamin Franklin printed “Those who are feared are also hated.”

    [1] ISLAM THE HOUSE I LEFT BEHIND by Daniel Shayesteh . Pages 90, 91
    [2] A TIME TO BETRAY by Reza Kahlili. Pages 2,3. 117.
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  2. The mullahs of Iran brainwash the Iranian people against the USA. So much so that they keep getting them all worked up into chanting and yelling out “Death to America” should tell us something

    Before the coming of that, old fool Joe Biden, that during the time that Donald Trump is still the President and Chief Executive of the United States of America. For President Trump has the wisdom to enact strong sanctions against that brutal ,cruel and oppressive “mullah tyranny” of Iran that engages in brutal, cruel and murderous violence against its own Iranian citizens, so how much do those in power in Iran care ,if possible, about the human rights of people of other nations ?

    Back on the date of 4/22/19 the US Secretary of State ,Michael Pompeo spoke of that brutal and oppressive tyranny which oppresses the people of Iran and said “We will not appease their oppressors as that last administration did .” Pompeo then stated “We will support the Iranian people.”

    As far back as on Tuesday, 2/5/ 19 in his second State on the Union a speech President Trump spoke of that Islamic tyranny of Iran as well as those in total power and complete of that tyrannical rogue state. For the President declared “It is a radical regime, they do bad, bad things.”

    Moreover, an author of an article on a Freedom Site, Dariush Afshar, had explained the reality of the situation well when he wrote that the “People of Iran who fight for freedom in Iran and abroad put a huge gap and draw a prominent line between Iran and the Islamic regime in Tehran.”

    This is sadly and tragically the terrible reality of this Islamic tyrannical regime of Iran. This Islamic tyranny has been well nicknamed “the mullahs regime” in which them mullahs and ayatollahs as well as other fiendish and fanatical Muslims in power have a strong and awful control of the Islamic regime of Iran and through their band of Islamic state “police” , who are called the “Revolutionary Guards “come down hard human rights of the Iranian people .

    Therefore, the Iranian people who are trapped and forced to exist in this Islamic tyranny live in terrible fear of the mullahs and others in power in Iran. This is a tragic and sad reminder of the wisdom that was printed in the periodical of Benjamin Franklin which is entitled POOR RICHARDS’ ALMANAC that reads “Those who are feared are also hated.”

    It also should be added, to this that the actual word “Republic” has on origin the Latin meaning “Of the people” With the mullahs ayatollahs in so much power and even influencing the parliament of this Islamic regime is tyranny is hardly a real republic .Furthermore the ruthless gang of thugs who are the stooges of those Muslim clerics, called the “Revolutionary Guards,” those Islamic State “police” come down hard on the human rights and freedoms of the Iranian people. Therefore the people do have the right to overthrow a tyranny. This reality had even been expressed and described by men of great intelligence .For example the philosopher .John Locke. This is wisdom that mullahs and other villains in power in that Islamic tyranny don’t want the Iranian people to know about or understand

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