Sometimes, you just have to sit and wonder what gets in the heads of some people to think any particular thing is a good idea.
Iran has been doing ridiculous things for decades. It seems to be where a lot of people get stupid ideas from if Iran did it first.
It is like a lot of empty threats that people give out. Sure, they seem like a big deal when they are said but there really is no way for them to get what they want. It is all a scare tactic.
It’s hard to tell which is more brazen.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump for his role in the January killing of Quassem Soleimani, Tehran’s terrorist general who was responsible for any number of attacks on U.S. and allied forces in Iraq as well as on Israelis through Iran’s client groups in Lebanon.
As bad as that is, though, the American news outlet The Daily Beast was even worse: Using a Twitter post to actually take Iran’s side in the matter.
As news spread Monday that Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr told the Islamic Republic News Agency that Trump and others were facing “murder and terrorism charges” related to Soleimani’s death in a Jan. 5 missile strike, the blatantly anti-Trump outlet The Daily Beast was cheering the mullahs on.
“You can’t blame them for trying,” The Daily Beast noted in a Twitter post.
If this might look like a case of ludicrously provocative Twitter language aimed at generating clicks, it’s worth nothing that those are the actual first words of The Daily Beast’s story capsule – a brief summation that links to larger story by, naturally enough, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera.
According to The Associated Press, Iran isn’t stopping with its own efforts. It has also requested a “red notice” from the international law enforcement organization Interpol, which theoretically at least could put the president in danger of arrest while in another country.