Wheeler: Opposes the use of assassination

Retaliation almost certain

Assassinations are a moral abomination committed by a killer, or killers, who appoint themselves judge, jury, and executioner of their victims.

Civilized nations uphold the sanctity of life with commandants like “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” and “Everyone accused is entitled to a fair trial” to guard against the rule of assassins and tyrants.

If the victim is an official of a sovereign state, then the assassination is an act of war.

Retaliation, in this case by Iran, is almost certain with thousands of fatal casualties possible on both sides.

The target nation will seek more lethal weapons, ultimately nuclear weapons.

Already President Trump has rushed thousands more troops into the war zone despite his promise to end “endless war” in the Middle East.

The Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to order U.S. military forces to leave, signed by the Iraqi Prime Minister in angry protest against the assassination of Iranian General Soleimani on Iraqi soil.

Trump’s reckless acts in the Persian Gulf are dangerous war provocations.

Trump has united the Iranian people against the U.S. with millions marching in Tehran mourning Soleimani.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to invoke the “War Powers Act” to block further Trump provocations.

The Senate should approve it too.

Trump has united Iraq against the U.S. telling us in one voice, “Yankee go home.”

We should make our voices heard: Bring our troops home alive.

No war for oil in the Middle East.

Tim Wheeler

Sequim

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