An Iraqi court issued an arrest warrant for President Trump for the killing of Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was killed in a US drone strike alongside Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani last January.
Al-Muhandis was the leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a group of mostly Shia state-sponsored militias that was formed in 2014 to fight ISIS.
The Iraqi warrant comes after Iran issued a “red notice” to Interpol for President Trump and dozens of other US officials for the killing of Soleimani. It was the second time since June that Iran requested the international police agency arrest Trump for the assassination, but the request has not been acted on.
Sunday, January 3rd, marked the one-year anniversary of the US assassination of Soleimani and al-Muhandis. Leading up to the day, US military officials were warning of Iranian or “Iranian-backed” attacks on US forces in Iraq. But the day came and went with no violence, although protesters took to the streets of Baghdad, demanding the US pull out of Iraq.
After al-Muhandis and Soleimani were killed, Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously to expel US forces. Currently, the US is in the process of drawing down troops in Iraq. By January 15th, there are expected to be 2,500 US troops left in the country.
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This was another failure of US “democracy.” Of course US presidents should not be authorizing and ordering assassinations in foreign countries. President Reagan outlawed it by Executive Order 12333, signed on December 4, 1981, which was a good thing, but the do-nothing US Congress never passed a law against it. So Obama had a weekly to-do assassination list he approved, and Trump ordered two killings of important people, citizens of Iraq and Iran. And the US accuses other countries of having dictators!
We do have an extradition treaty with Iraq from 1934. Send his fat ass over. Along with Pompeo as a bonus.
Imagine the savings to US courts….
But pity the local McDonalds.
The reason the Iraqi govt ignored the parliament vote to expel U.S. troops is because the Trump admin blackmailed them and said if they expel all US troops then all their gas and oil monies in US banks will be frozen which would destroy their economy. Scott Horton had this in one of this podcasts.
Yes. Iran-like sanctions.
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