Two weeks ago, Iran looked like a serious threat to American lives overseas.
Today, Iran has become a laughing stock, overflowing with incompetence and buffoonery.
And it’s all their fault.
First, there was the failed raid on the United States embassy in Baghdad. Several Iran-backed militia groups besieged the compound, all shouting “Death to America” while they tossed torches and attempted to breach outer corridors of the building.
That’s when Trump selected the overnight option on 100 Marines, 750 paratroopers, and two Apache helicopters.
Iranian militias retreated the next day and a Benghazi situation was avoided completely — something they were hoping would happen under Trump’s watch.
Second, in the aftermath of the president’s strategic strike on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, a massive funeral was held in Kerman, the hometown of the military leader. Over a million Iranian nationals attended the gathering to weep and mourn over the killing of Soleimani — and that’s when things went downhill, in the form of a city-wide, human stampede.
“Unfortunately as a result of the stampede, some of our compatriots have been injured and some have been killed during the funeral processions,” Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, told Iranian media, according to Fox News.
The word “some” would be an understatement.
Over 200 people were injured and 56 were killed. That’s a lot. In fact, six more people were killed in the stampede than the largest modern-day mass shooting in U.S. history, which happened in Las Vegas in 2017 and captivated news publications for weeks.
And yet Iran’s state officials and military leaders couldn’t seem to care less about the lost lives — they were too preoccupied with issuing threat after threat to the United States. Imagine having to hold 56 more funerals because of what happened at a single funeral.
At best, it’s an embarrassing news story. At worst, it’s an utter tragedy for the Iranian nation.
But at the end of the day, it’s another stain on Iran in a time where eyes across the world were watching to see how they would hold up in a time of turmoil. Not great so far.
However, the ridiculousness doesn’t stop there.
Thirdly, after launching a barrage of over a dozen missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq — an event that resulted in zero American casualties and minimal damage to the military compounds — Iran supposedly shot down a commercial airline containing 176 people, a majority of those being either Iranian or Canadian.
The trigger-happy, reactive Iranian military must have thought that the U.S. was retaliating and sent their anti-air missiles flying.
This is the story of Iran.
There are 232 dead people and over 200 injured because of Iranian incompetence. Meaning, they should be very glad the U.S. didn’t suit up and unleash the sun on their land.
Thankfully, President Donald Trump could see these things, knowing Iran can’t afford to start a war with the United States. He knows that Iran would be a bug under the boot that is America, hence why he stepped up and began de-escalating tensions on Wednesday.
American leadership was simply impeccable in the wake of the chaos and threats coming from the Middle East. Hopefully people will begin to realize that in the coming days as the sensationalized headlines about a possible World War III begin to fade away.
All in all, President Trump and his administration showed incredible diplomacy, exposed Iran as the world’s three stooges, and eliminated a long-time terrorist all in one fell swoop.
America is back, baby.
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