On January 3rd, Qasem Soleimani was assassinated via a United States drone strike. Soleimani had been a Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and one of the most influential figures in Western Asia. His assassination at the hands of the United States is an act of war.
Immediately the Trump administration jumped to spin the narrative surrounding the killing. Solemaini was branded a “terrorist” who was planning an “imminent attack” that the strike supposedly was meant to pre-empt. In reality, no such threat existed. Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission in Iraq, a sovereign nation, the US committed yet another crime in its bloody, imperialist history, and tried to save face with a brazen lie….
Now is the time to stand in solidarity with our fellow workers in Iran, and all other targets of US Imperialism. Now is the time to expose the lies of our government. They lied about Evo Morales. They lied about WMDs in Iraq. They lied about the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. There is no lie too big or too despicable when the US wants to go to war. They are lying about Soleimani now and we won’t fall for it.
No war in Iran! No war anywhere!
The only war we support is the one for the people’s liberation.
(art by: Melanie Cervantes, DignidadRebelde.com)