“Trump thinks that a war with Iran will work in his favor. He overestimates US capacity and grossly underestimates global resistance to US imperialism.”

By Justin Umali

SANTA ROSA, Laguna – International organizations condemned the United States’ recent assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, January 2 and warned the US against launching a war on Iran.

Len Cooper, chairperson of the anti-imperialist International League of Peoples’ Struggles, described the assassination as an “arrogant act of murder by the US government and a blatant violation of international law and Iraqi sovereignty by US imperialism.”

The January 2 airstrike was part of a series of military escalations by the United States in the Middle East. The Pentagon has justified the attack as a “defensive action to protect US personnel abroad.”

Cooper stated that these acts were part of the United States’ efforts to impose imperialist will in the Middle East, the goal being to “force the Iranian government to bow down in submission to its dictates in order to further carry out plunder in the region.”

(Read story…)