In connection with the death of Qasem Soleimani, Mick Hartley posts this picture [photo credit: AFP]:
Plenty of Middle Easterners are now, it seems, rejoicing.
In another posting, Hartley quotes Gerard Baker of The Times saying:
… But this wasn’t simply a case of retributive justice. This was no Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who were all essentially busted flushes when they met justice. Soleimani was the mastermind of a vast programme of slaughter, enslavement and repression that was continuing across the Middle East until the day he died. …
Meanwhile the Daily Mail offers this characteristically terse headline:
But no, I too had never heard of Soleimani until Trump had him killed.