The Trump administration’s shifting lines on Qasem Soleimani’s ‘imminent threat’



Initially, the Trump administration said Iranian Major Gen. Qasem Soleimani was plotting an “imminent” attack on U.S. facilities. Then it was an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad before it was an attack on four U.S. embassies. Now less than two weeks after the strike that killed Soleimani, the Trump administration is backtracking again. Read more: https://wapo.st/2RgQKIz. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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44 thoughts on “The Trump administration’s shifting lines on Qasem Soleimani’s ‘imminent threat’

  1. Obama ordered/authorized over 550 drone strikes, murdering over 4,000 people, many of whom were innocent men, women and children civilians. During that time, not once did duplicitous, hypocritical, witless Democrats question whether "imminent threat" was a deciding factor in any of those strikes. Why? Because it is not now, nor was it then a prerequisite to execute that type of operation. But now that Trump is president, the media and traitors on the hill chirp it in unison and the parrots out here regurgitate it as if it matters. It doesn't.

    Choke on it! 🖕

  2. Sensitive? putins puppet. Orchestrated and designed by his handler. So each day they refine this lie trying to find something that resonates like truth instead of the reality of protecting trump and giving him cover from the looming and damaging impeachment. BS folks, this entire administration is a CON RAN by donny and the GOP.

  3. Probably probably probably probably probably probably

    I believe I believe I believe
    I believe I believe I believe

    No facts at all this administration is purely ran on shyt never no facts.
    A lying scheming crooked bunch of idiots that gonna year the US apart piece by piece as long as we let them keep this control..you trumpers it will come back to bite you in the azz.

  4. Imagine if Obama caught this much crap with all those drone strikes and collateral damage, I can't even imagine that reality. Media was too busy swinging from his nuts.

    Trump killed a bad guy, no Innocents killed, let's move on.

  5. WP its got to STOP. Your endless hatred for the president only shows your bias. The media is supposed to be non bias and only report the facts. There was no coverage like this when Obamas drone strikes were going on. This is just crazy. You didnt hear every news outlet question him when he killed a terrorist without going to Congress. And you all wonder why the president attacks the media. That's all you do to him.

  6. These guys better meet up at a Waffle House and collaborate their stories,,because it looks unbelievable every hour that goes by.. think the vast majority of Americans have had enough from this bullshit. 🇺🇸

  7. It's not that they saw a threat but that the solomi Guy had already killed American troops and it's well known they want death for America even before the strike on him was made they hate us. You all want to defend Iran and make it seem like a mistake it's never a mistake to defend our country.

  8. It is not hard to believe in a country like Iran the citizens are protesting their government, but it is far more important that in a country like the USA about 54% of the citizens are wanting to impeach the President because he is a liar, a crook, a criminal and a tyrant that is dividing the entire country based upon lies, criminal acts and conspiracies. The wall that Trump wanted may actually be needed to separate the American people he is dividing. Watching all this you could assume that the two sides are like separate opposing countries. It scary to think that if Trumps opposition was in another country they could be seen or at least labelled terrorists. Look at this real and more important fact going on in your own front yard

  9. Did anyone else come here just to listen to WP's one sided view and dislike their video? Fake news! Gtfoh! Learn how to be nonjudgmental and start bringing realism back to journalism! Yes, I watched the entire video before commenting, because I can listen to stupid before coming to a conclusion.

  10. as stated previously in the similar context of concern, what we consistently have are 1. the presidents instructions discretion decisions as promised without apology and 2. the pathetic polluted dishonest disgraced desperate democrat demands to define victims oppressors right wrong justice fairness, according to their ford flopped terms and criminal scam excuses.

  11. "probably" is a layman's term meaning "based on evidence we assess that…"

    That president speaks plainly. Get over it and stop trying to twist it into your left-wing extremist anti-American narrative. The election was over in November 2016. It's time to quit crying, man up, and act like real Americans.

  12. LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR. How is it possible for the grown men in Trump's cabinet to be such cowards? When they know exactly what cowards they are being and the possible consequences of their cowardice. Except for Mike Pompeo he just wants to be next Pres or the new Dick Cheney – except he is not quite as smart.

  13. Voted democrat my entire life. Done. Amazing how a murderous terrorist who is responsible for thousands and thousands of people, both Iranians and Americans, is now being used to boost democratic votes. Wow. Sick. Done. Many hate Trump. Fine. Vote in 2020. But love America.

  14. 111The Washington Post, As soon as I see that name I know that article will be against our president, Donald Trump! AND I know it will be FAKE NEWS! The Washington post and the new York times are two of the most corrupt news agency's on earth!!!

  15. NEWSFLASH: "'Imminent Threat controversy debunked' President Trumps' killing of Iranian Major Gen. Qasem Soleimani was not constrained by the War Powers Act because it was authorized under the Patriot Act. It wasn't an act to target a Foreign official but rather one to target a terrorist who just happened to be a foreign official.

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