On January 3rd, 2020, President Trump exacted revenge for the many American and Iraqi soldiers and civilians killed by Iran’s notorious Quds Force when he killed Iranian General Soleimani via drone.
While the targeting killing of the thuggish IRGC commander was much cheered by those in American and around the world that remember Iran’s depredations in the region, many Iraqis were less pleased by it, tied as they are (through organizations like the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMFs/PMUs) and harbor resentment about it to this day.
They’re now protesting us and threatening to burn down the American embassy in Iraq on the anniversary of Soleimani’s killing.
In what was likely an Iran-backed and Iran-instigated event, protesters in Baghdad gathered and protested outside the Green Zone and videoed themselves burning down a mock US embassy. Read more