January 5, 2020
Fox News has published an absolutely heretical anti-democracy screed by the traitor Joe Kent, a retired Army Special Forces soldier who has turned against democracy and human rights, and is now supporting terrorism.
I am absolutely astounded that this man has not been arrested for treason, as he is attempting to undermine the founding values of this country: democracy in the Middle East.
Kent writes for Fox News:
Iranian retaliation is now clearly inevitable for President Trump’s decision to order the killing Thursday of terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani. It appears this will set off a chain reaction of strikes and counterstrikes that will plunge America into a new “endless war” in the Middle East – unless we act to prevent it.
This is a war we don’t need. The best way to keep it from happening is to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq – a nation where the government no longer wants us, and which has allied itself the virulently anti-American regime next door in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The truth is that we have no vital U.S. interest in Iraq and there is nothing there worth fighting for.
Right now the only question is when and where the Iranians will strike, and how the U.S. will respond.
News reports Saturday quoted Iranian Big. Gen. Gholamali Abuhamzeh as saying dozens of U.S. military bases and other targets are possible targets for Iran.
And the Iranian-supported Iraqi terrorist militia Kataib Hezbollah – which led the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday – issued a warning to Iraqi security forces to stay more than a half-mile from American military bases starting Sunday night.
Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted Saturday: “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.”
Unfortunately, Iran knows exactly how to rain rockets down on American installations in Iraq, crippling critical roads and killing and maiming our troops with armor-penetrating roadside bombs. Iran has had 17 years of practice attacking U.S. forces in Iraq and controls parts of the Iraqi security forces that are supposed to be allied with America.
Of course, the U.S. military has planned for this and – as President Trump said in his tweet – is prepared to defend and fight back. Like it or not, this will most likely escalate into a full-scale U.S.-Iran war.
With war on the horizon, we must demand a clear objective for staying, fighting, spending taxpayer dollars and most certainly sending some of our young men and women to their deaths.
Getting into a war is easy, but getting out of one is much harder. As a retired Army Special Forces soldier with 11 combat deployments and as a Gold Star husband whose wife was killed in Syria last year while serving in Navy special operations, I know firsthand the terrible cost of war.
Listen, bub: I don’t give a shit about your “special forces service” or your dead wife. Based on your writings here, I assume she died in Syria fighting for Assad or ISIS or someone like that.
You know what I care about?
I care about the founding values of our Constitution.
And you know what those values are?
Bringing democracy and human rights to the Middle East and stopping Iranian influence in Iraq.