Some people question whether Qassem Soleimani was an imminent threat and whether killing him was justified.
Soleimani had a long history of being a bloodthirsty murderer.
In just a two-year period, between 2005 and 2007, IEDs designed to kill American troops were built and shipped to Iraqi terror groups by Soleimani. They claimed the lives of about 600 American servicemen.
According to a New York Post report, Soleimani was directly involved in planning and financing the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. intelligence facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed there.
And the list of his atrocities goes on.
To say that Soleimani was an imminent threat is an understatement — he was an unrelenting, ongoing threat. With his background, you can be reasonably certain he was planning more attacks on Americans. What other scenario is there? He gave up terrorism and was studying to become a bookkeeper?
Then there is the complaint, “But he was a state official.” A terrorist is not above the law because he happens to be a state official. Taking out Soleimani was not only justified, it was a moral imperative.