The Photo Above is a photo shopped version of Donald Trump wearing the ring of the Iran General who was killed under Trumps orders.
What you need to know
- President Trump ordered an airstrike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic.
- The Pentagon said Mr. Trump ordered the “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel,” accusing Soleimani of “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Soleimani was killed “in response to imminent threats to American lives.”
- The Defense Department blamed Soleimani for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, and said he was behind recent attacks on coalition bases in Iraq, including one on December 27 that killed an American defense contractor.
- The strike drew a vow of “crushing revenge” from Iran.
- Lawmakers are divided over the strike, with Republicans applauding Mr. Trump’s action and Democrats warning about the possible repercussions.
- The State Department told Americans in Iraq to leave the country immediately.
- U.S. troops in the region are on high alert.