The editor-in-chief of a major German paper warned that “Israel was under threat of extinction every day” while Soleimani lived.
By United with Israel Staff
Immediately after the U.S. carried out a targeted killing of Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, editor-in-chief of German newspaper Bild, Julian Reichelt, penned a scathing commentary praising the U.S. President Donald Trump’s for authorization of the military strike.
“President Trump has freed the world of a monster whose aim in life was an atomic cloud over Tel Aviv. Trump has acted in self-defense – the self-defense of the US and all peace-loving people,” wrote Reichelt in Bild.
“The Iranian terror sponsor Qassem Soleimani stood for a world that no peaceful human being could want – a world in which one could be blown up by a bomb at any time if one is at the wrong place at the wrong time,” he added.
Reichelt warned, “Soleimani stood for a world ….in which entire cities are wiped out – like Aleppo. In which bloodthirsty militia go from door to door and execute civilians. In which the kindergartens in Germany could burn up in fireballs at any time because its children are Jewish. In which Israel is under threat of extinction every day.”
According to Reichelt, Trump took “preventive military action” against Soleimani on January 3, taking out a monster whom the U.S. State Department said supervised terrorist operations that killed at least 603 American service members in Iraq.
And the U.S. warned Soleimani had plans to kill more Americans.
Soleimani also served as puppet master of terror proxies in Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, and propped up the Butcher of Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad
“Soleimani not only ordered countless attacks on Western forces and Israel, as well as his Sunni enemies, but was in the planning stages of others,” Israel Hayom recently warned.
“Soleimani, the world’s most repelling and bloodthirsty terrorist, who brought suffering and harm over humanity on the mullahs’ behalf, was an enemy of our civilization. He represented the unbearable thought that murderers will live more safely and be more untouchable the more people they kill (with the support of the state),” Reichelt wrote.
Tyrants: Powerless Against the U.S.
“US President Donald Trump has made it clear that the worst figures in the world…may torment, torture, harass, and terrorize those who are weaker and in despair, but they cannot do anything against the most powerful democracy in the world,” he said.
Before a crowd of thousands in Kerman, Soleimani’s hometown, Hossein Salami, leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard pledged to retaliate against the US for the attack. “We will take revenge,” he said, to which the crowd chanted back, “Death to Israel!”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani at a cabinet meeting, Sunday. “Qassem Soleimani brought about the death of many American citizens and many other innocents in recent decades and at present,” he said. “Soleimani initiated, planned and carried out many terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East and beyond.”
Netanyahu added, “President Trump is deserving of all esteem for taking determined, strong and quick action. I would like to reiterate – Israel fully stands alongside the US in the just struggle for security, peace and self-defense.”
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