The New York Times has really been covering itself in glory over the death of IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.
Guess who @nytimes just called a "national war hero"?
Gen. Qassem Suleimani of Iran's terrorist regime
That's the same Soleimani who butchered hundreds of thousands of the region's ppl. They actually printed this garbage from a regime apologist #FakeNewshttps://t.co/4XYIzQx9bs pic.twitter.com/D365xIv76q
— M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) January 6, 2020
Did you know that according to the opinion piece, Soleimani is a “national war hero” killed in what can only be understood as an “act of war?” Let’s just leave out the multiple immediate “acts of war” from Iran including rocket attacks on U.S. Forces that killed one and wounded several, as well as the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
“For decades now, the United States has often seemed driven to hurt Iran,” according to the Times, noting the date 1979 but dismissing the Iranian hostage crisis where 52 Americans were held for 444 days as an incident that “killed nobody in the end but poisoned relations to this day.” Gee, ya think?
Perhaps that whole thing about “Death to America,” the hundreds of Americans they’ve also killed and all the terrorist actions they’ve been involved in has a little bit to do with it too?
“At a certain point, Iran started retaliating.” Poor beset upon Iran, pushed by that evil America.
The article speaks about Soleimani’s role in Syria, saying “many consider him” responsible for the deaths of thousands there as well but he helped secure Iran’s position there.
“It is for these maneuvers, in part to provide Iran some deterrence against relentless American hostility, that General Suleimani is remembered.”
But it wasn’t just opinion pieces.
Here’s the obituary:
An Ascetic and Charismatic Warrior-Philosopher…
"…his asceticism and quiet charisma joined to create an image of a warrior-philosopher who became the backbone of a nation’s defense against a host of enemies."https://t.co/ELVfGTX6Zj
— De Plorabus Unum (@TedCornwell) January 7, 2020
They apparently were jealous of the Washington Post’s stupidity calling ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “austere religious scholar.”
Then there’s this:
“Knowing General Suleimani was out there made me feel safer,” said a student about the commander killed in an American drone strike. “He was like a security umbrella above our country.” Listen today's episode of The Daily. https://t.co/U3YUEnxqtX
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 7, 2020
One might want to ask American soldiers who he injured and attacked how safe he made them feel.
Ask him how many of his friends Suleimani shot last month?
— Dead Agent (@Recursion_Agent) January 7, 2020
What fresh hell is this Iranian ayatollah propaganda, @nytimes
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) January 7, 2020
Does my opinion count? I live in Iran and I am so happy that he is dead.
— yellow (@Yellow37508082) January 7, 2020
"Because Iran is a totalitarian state that just recently killed thousands of dissidents, so their citizens are scared that if they do not mourn, they will be killed next."
— EJ (@Ejmiller25) January 7, 2020
This is nothing more than Iranian propaganda. You should drop the name @nytimes & change it to the Ayatollah’s Fan Club.
— ATennesseePerspective🇺🇸 (@SpeakinFromTN) January 7, 2020
Your own paper reported that 1,500 protesters were killed over the last two months:https://t.co/Lk1AyQUL8l
— You Should Have Voted For Gary (@colorblindk1d) January 7, 2020
From Daily Caller:
Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad reprimanded western media for falling for such “propaganda,” explaining that Iranians are compelled to attend national public events like Soleimani’s funeral.
“In the city of Ahvaz, where large numbers of people turned out to mourn Soleimani, the government has forced students and officials to attend,” Alinejad wrote for The Washington Post. “It provided free transport and ordered shops to shut down. According to videos sent to me by people inside the country, the authorities are making little kids write essays praising the fallen commander. First-graders who didn’t know how to write were encouraged to cry for Soleimani.”
She continued, “I have received thousands of messages, voice mails and videos from Iranians in cities such as Shiraz, Isfahan, Tehran and even Ahvaz, who are happy about Soleimani’s death. Some complain of the pressure to attend services for him.”
But that hasn’t stopped folks like the New York Times from pushing this propaganda.