World Leaders Condemn & Criticize US Assassination - Even FOX News Tucker Carlson

World powers on Friday criticized the US killing of a top Iranian military commander and called for restraint and calm in its wake. France, Russia and China condemn the slaying of Soleimani as a destabilizing act

The US strike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, had made the world “more dangerous,” France’s Europe minister said, calling for efforts to deescalate the deepening conflict in the Middle East.

“We have woken up to a more dangerous world,” Amelie de Montchalin told RTL radio, saying President Emmanuel Macron will consult soon with “players in the region.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has harshly denounced the United States for assassinating Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and for resorting to targeted killings whenever it feels right.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Mohamad said the US drone attack on Soleimani had been against international law.

He urged Muslim countries to unite to protect themselves against external threats.

“The time is right for Muslim countries to come together,” Mahathir said.

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FOX NEWS Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson stood apart from most of his Fox News counterparts by openly criticizing the decision to assassinate top Iranian general Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani. In a segment on his show Friday night, Carlson largely avoided directly criticizing President Donald Trump, but he did condemn “chest beaters” who want the United States to get involved in more foreign wars. Carlson openly criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion that the strike that killed Soleimani was called due to “threats in the region.”

“Threats in the region? If you don’t live in Washington, here’s the translation: That would be in hostile Middle Eastern countries,” Carlson said. “Places where American troops would never be in the first place, were it not for the insistent demands of nongeniuses like Max Boot and John Bolton.”

Carlson went on to ask four questions to make his point that he thinks the United States has bigger things to worry about: “Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And who’s actually benefiting from this? And why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit? By the way, if we’re still in Afghanistan, 19 years, sad years, later, what makes us think there’s a quick way out of Iran?”

Some of Tucker Carlson's Qs: "Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? Who's actually benefiting from this? Why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit?"

Carlson also criticized Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who had characterized the assassination of Soleimani as “very simple” because “he was an evil bastard who murdered Americans.” Even if that is true, Carlson said, it doesn’t explain why the United States isn’t launching similar attacks against Mexico and China who are also linked to the deaths of Americans. “Soleimani was certainly a bad guy. But does that make killing him quote ‘Very simple?’ It does not,” Carlson said. “Nothing about life and certainly nothing about killing is ever ‘very simple’ and any politician that tells you otherwise is dumb or is lying.”

Trump, Carlson said, ran for president “on a promise of fewer foreign adventures” and he vowed “to focus on our problems here at home.” Since then, Washington and some of the president’s advisers “have been committed to ignoring the results of that election and its implications. Washington has wanted war with Iran for decades …. They may have finally gotten it.”

Carlson’s skepticism “stood out on a network of outspoken supporters of the president and Thursday’s airstrike,” points out CNN. Right after Carlson’s show, for example, Sean Hannity began his own show by saying that “the world is safer as one of the most ruthless, evil war criminals on Earth has been brought to justice.”

Comments

  • Carlson is right about Trump wanting to return our troops home. However, Trump will not let Americans be targeted and killed by Iran's terrorists. It's his constitutional duty, as President, to defend Americans who are in the Middle East to serve national interests. I'm just glad he hasn't given Iran a path to a nuclear bomb or pallet-loads of unmarked bills.
  • Actually, by pulling the U.S. out of the multilateral agreement, Trump is encouraging Iran to build a nuclear weapon, especially now that he has killed one of their leaders.

    Thanks a lot, Trump.
  • Wrong. Iran was violating the law even when it was still being enforced under Obama. There are no mechanism or provision under the obama iran nuclear deal that allow on the side inspection.

    And as Trump said yesterday. Never will Iran have nuclear weapons under his watch.
  • Another sad day for democrats. Their iranian friends failed yesterday in their attacks. No American coffins for Democrats to dance upon.
  • Trump is asking for a new nuclear deal with Iran after Iran sent a warning shot. what the heck? LOL
  • That's new news visa, where did you get it from?
  • from his addressing the nation from his resorting Fl state.
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