Iran Responds To Trump's Attack

Iran Responds To Trump's Attack

Iran has responded to being attacked by the United States. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:

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“Less than a day after the U.S. killed a top Iranian military commander, assassinating Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an overnight drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport, the questions eddying around the world can be simplified to just one: How will Iran respond?

Both of the leading figures in Iran’s government, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, have vowed to take revenge for the killing — or “harsh retaliation” in the words of Khamenei during a televised statement.

“The flag of General Soleimani in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region will be raised, and the path of resistance to US excesses will continue,” Rouhani tweeted Friday, hours after the strike. “The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime.”

The assassination came near the end of a turbulent week in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, where Iraqi militiamen and their supporters had repeatedly attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy. In a series of clashes with U.S. forces defending the gate, the two sides exchanged volleys of rocks and teargas.”

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola


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  1. Pompous, like ALL GOP-ers, speaks about what he would like the truth of the situation TO BE, not what it is and what the rest of the world is, in fact, dealing with!

  2. Once d.Chump was Impeached his status as 'Commander-in-Chief' should have been withdrawn or suspended, leaving him as a President without powers until he is voted out, or otherwise. The Founding Fathers didn't figure a "desperate man" when they drew up The Constitution, and desperate people do desperate things!

  3. I say you two are ignorant and you don’t express whole the story, Trump killed the Iranian general because with the order of the general there was an attack to the US embassy that killed American contractor and several injured, we Iranian people know, the General was killed by the order of Trump he was the most criminal man hated American and hated Iranian who have objection against the sort of Khomeiniye made Islamic ideology, in addition of his crimes in the past by order of this general more than 1500 Iranian youth protestor about a month ago were massacred, in which they protested peacefully that they have no job and they are in poverty, he also with his proxy troops in Iraq ordered and killed more than 500 protestors.
    More than 95% of Iran’s population are against the regime, participation of people in the funeral of this general is by force they attended with member of their family from the fear of loosing their job,
    The Iranian regime has hate and no mercy, as you see the fundamentalist are against American, Saoudi, Israel and allies of western countries but the Iranian nation many time expressed we have no hate against American or any other nation, we want to live comfortably. The regime took over the power by conspiracy of KGB and mostly execute the Russian orders. The regime is based on death, destruction, plundering the wealth of the nation and commit the most crimes.

  4. What is funy is that Trump is busy waging wars Chine is busy on world infrastructure is busy building roads, ports, railways connecting their countrys economy to the rest of the World and The question is? Is this the right time to go for the war no I think trump should think twice war is expensive

  5. Iran stormed our embassy in an act of aggression. An embassy is legally recognised under International Law as part of territory of the resident nation. This was US territory. They held our people for over a year, whilst President Jimmy Carter wrung his hands and the Ayatollah played him. When President Reagan was elected, the Iranians made sure they released the hostages lickety-split as he was being inaugurated. These folks in Iran ? They are thugs and bullies, but they recognise powerful men when they see them and Reagan had already promised action. During successive presidencies, the Iranians lied, broke treaties, continued to pursue their Jihad against the West and directly sponsored terrorism. They also continued to work towards creating nuclear weapons. As Mohammed himself did, they will always lie to your face, go back on their word and plan your destruction. John Kerry and President Obama gave them billions in capital–trying to 'buy them off'–but this appeasement attempt only emboldens bullies. They continued to build their programme and used much of the money to sponsor terrorism. This regime will always hate us, swear to destroy us and move towards mayhem, but now we're not playing the 'let's pretend' game anymore. We hurt them and crippled their ability to export terrorism. President Trump came right out and–before he even greeted us–promised that during his watch, Iran would not become a nuclear power. Take him at his word. He also gave the Ayatollah and the Iranian government a 'Gold Bridge' to retreat across. They took it to save face, but immediately screwed up when some trigger-happy wankers shot down a passenger jet. Iran isn't invited to any more parties now. Even Russia–remembering what the militiamen did in East Ukraine in 2014–won't be trying to defend them anymore. We need President Trump. Bernie Sanders, my dear lady, is a Communist. Under his watch, America would crumble and Iran would become a nuclear power overnight. Perhaps the Pontic Massacre and the Armenian genocide didn't hit you close enough to home for you to understand exactly what sort of ideology you are dealing with…and how it must be handled by civilised nations.

  6. Why do Muslims ALWAYS insist on murdering infidels and claiming religious Jihad on innocent women? Why is there so much homophobia, misogyny, and intolerance in the Islamic culture? Its hard to negotiate with people who think they’re going to meet 72 virgins after they blow themselves up!! lol

  7. Unless you're privy to classified info on the military intelligence/counterintelligence of Iranian influence in the Middle-east, every time you open your mouths you're just farting in the wind.

  8. Because the leader of that country needs to be at dinner with his family when the nuke hits and feel what american parents feen when a soilder is killed by a sewer fat like pvt . salami that we just took out thats why

  9. What the hell US was doing in Iran's backyard in the first place, Soleimani was invited by Iraqi government to deliver a message, he was an official guest of Iraqi government…. I guess it is time for US to leave this region…

  10. Ana, I would love to buy you a one way ticket to Iran, pack your bags and see you to the plane! You are what is wrong with this country, a complete waste of oxygen, total douche canoe. You make me sick.

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