This is in response to Harriet Heywood’s Jan.18 letter to the editor, “Trump’s actions are reckless.” The basic tenet of Ms. Heywood’s comments is that President Trump was reckless in his order to kill — assassinate preferred by some — Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a torturer, murderer and butcher of thousands of Americans, Iranians and others. She also said the general was “wildly popular.”

Hmm! Perhaps Ms. Heywood hasn’t been following the news lately. The outpouring of Iranians’ joy at Soleimani’s demise is palpable. There is even a video of protesters in Baghdad cheering the death of Soleimani. The Iranian regime painted an American flag on a pavement that Iranians refused to walk on to further show their support for Trump’s killing of the general. As for pulling out of the ridiculous Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by Obama and Kerry, Iran had absolutely no plan from the get-go to stop their efforts; they lied in the judgement of many to disguise their continuing efforts to develop an intercontinental missile.

The Iranian government is violent and evil, but it’s not stupid; it knows that Trump is not a pathetically weak Obama. He delivers on his promises and Iran has no desire to be destroyed. Iran will not start World War III no matter their rhetoric. I wonder what Ms. Heywood’s attitude would be if one of her loved ones was killed by Soleimani. If given the opportunity for one-on-one conversations, what would she say to the parents, wives and husbands of our American military killed by this monster? That Trump was reckless? That because Soleimani was a member of the ruling elite he was untouchable? And finally, where was Ms. Heywood when Obama killed Osama Bin Laden? When a Democrat president kills a terrorist, all’s well. When Trump does likewise, his actions are reckless.

Hypocrisy at its finest!

Al Schroedel

Hernando

(19) comments

CitrusCo Citizen

Ms. Heywood is a highly skilled thinker and writer and provides evidence for her opinions. She tells the truth and you ought to open up your eyes and ears to it. Trump is a mentally ill loose cannon and his base (including you) think that's charming and normal behavior for a president. If you think the last three years were chaotic and surreal, wait for the rest of this year!

Bell-Man

Perhaps Al should change the channel at Fox entertainment and inform himself. Heywood's letter was correct, Al's was not. No doubt Maj Gen Soleimani was a very bad man, but that was his job. Within hours Iran replaced him with another very bad man his equal and maybe worse. Obama and Bush both had an opportunity to take Soleimani out and declined because they knew it could start an international war. Trump is just plain reckless. The difference between Soleimani and Bin laden was one was a terrorist and one was an nominated leader of another countries military doing exactly what he was ordered to do, and we still don't know if their will be further retribution in the future for this reckless act. On a final note, I would not complain about Hypocrisy if you are a republican as they have been the most hypocritical of either party.

alflorida

LOL. HogwashA!

CitrusCo Citizen

Al, Ms. Heywood is probably the best of all of us when it comes to skilled, scholarly, logical writing. She's correct in her opinions and backs them with evidence. You ought to read more of her writing--you just might learn a thing or two.

alflorida

Pleas do show, "She's correct in her opinions and backs them with evidence." where the evidence for her comments can be found in her Letter to the Editor. Take your time, I can wait.

lifelonglearner

Where is your proof for your allegations? Go to any independent vetted source to check Harriet's comments. She always bases her opinions on facts. In your letter, you just stated your argumentative opinions using emotion and propaganda. Where are your facts?

alflorida

lifelonglerner pears you're no earning anymore. See: http://www.thetruthvoice.net/2020/01/iranian-students-say-america-is-not.html?fbclid=IwAR04mbtkn8XXNKoQ3y8Co1dbDZvW_4eenkK122aa8GdoZ-k_5K9ue3PKkgw

alflorida

CitrusCo Citizen Still waiting for your evidence in Ms. Heywood's letter. Having a tough time, Are you? By the way, here are some additional facts if you can handle them; http://www.thetruthvoice.net/2020/01/iranian-students-say-america-is-not.html?fbclid=IwAR04mbtkn8XXNKoQ3y8Co1dbDZvW_4eenkK122aa8GdoZ-k_5K9ue3PKkgw

CitrusCo Citizen

Trump's the loose cannon, about to put a hole in the side of America's ship. He's shady, impulsive, unschooled, crude, and selfish. We have one more year to go with the reckless, risky, dangerous behavior and I don't know if we'll make it without him starting a war. Four years ago, when he said he could shoot someone on 5th ave,. and get away with it, I knew we were in trouble.

SJOHNSON

That's what democrats do ! Absolutely - hypocrisy at its finest.

Ssabmud

As a Jefferson said, "“The government you elect is the government you deserve.” You, SJOHNSON, truly deserve this government. I feel bad that it will haunt you for ever.

alflorida

The Communist (alias Democrats) Do Nothings controlling the House of Non-Representatives is a total disgrace and an ongoing national embarrassment. The problem is that the ignorant and don't-care voters who elected them are delighted so long as they get their freebes. America definitely doesn't deserve the chaos and destruction these folks are causing. Fortunately, President Trump continues to make progress draining the swamp of these critters.

Ssabmud

alflorida, you should really try to come up with a few new talking points. Yours seem to be going on three years old now. My newest talking point is the fact that Trump is charging his secret service personnel, the American taxpayer, $650 per person a night to stay at his property, where he pockets that $650 a night, while they are there protecting him. Now that is a talking point. Look and learn.

Miuke Nelson

Funny. These days, Republicans seem to be the champions of projection. When they have a flaw, they accuse someone else of having that same flaw.

"The Iranian government is violent and evil," Change Iranian to American. So, so sad.

alflorida

Are you familiar with the Democrats' Bible? It's Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals". Your comment aligns with his philosophy to a 'T".

alflorida

They know no other way. It's embedded in their DNA :)

CitrusCo Citizen

This nasty troll has finished expelling garbage and gas and is now ready to crawl under his nasty rock. Don't feed the troll.

alflorida

I'm trying not to feed you, madam troll, but you keep coming back and asking for more. Please do return to your gathering to Trump Derangement Syndrome lemmings.

alflorida

That's the ticket. Spew your hate. Feel better now?

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