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Who was Qassem Soleimani?

Qassem Soleimani
Qassem Soleimani

Since his death on January 3, 2020, by the United States at the Baghdad International Airport, the question that everybody has been asking is: who was General Qassem Soleimani?

Who exactly was Qassem Soleimani?

Born in 1957, Qassem Soleimani was arguably the most powerful military personnel not only in Iran but across the Middle East. Iran’s Supreme Leader once referred to him as a “living martyr of revolution” due to the enormous contribution that he made in the Iranian army. Soleimani joined the Revolutionary Guard in 1979 and was in the front line during the Iraq-Iran war that lasted for about eight years and resulted in the death of at least one million lives. Around 1998, Soleimani was named the commander of the Quds Force, which he lead until his demise on Friday. Quds Force¹ is estimated to have 15,000 members. Continue reading Who was Qassem Soleimani?

The U.S. Withdraw Troops from Syria

Withdraw Troops

UPDATE: Yesterday, Vice President Pence announced a five-day ceasefire with Turkey in Northern Syria. Whether the ceasefire will persist is questionable, at best.

U.S. President Donald Trump made a recent decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria. Since 2014, Syrian Kurdish fighters have been important allies of the U.S. in the effort to defeat the terrorist group ISIS. Now that ISIS’s numbers have diminished and more than 10,000 ISIS fighters  are in captivity, President Trump figured it was time to bring back the American troops from the region. This was a campaign promise that he wanted to fulfill before the next election in 2020. Continue reading The U.S. Withdraw Troops from Syria

The Okay Hand-Gesture is Now A Hate Symbol?

okay hand-gestureThe “okay” hand-gesture is now considered a hate symbol. Yes, you read that correctly. The innocent gesture that meant a friendly and non-verbal okay is now a sign of hate.

Controversy over the Okay Hand-Gesture

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish anti-hate organization, white supremacists and alt-right trolls are using the hand-gesture to signify “white power.” As a result, it has been added to their online database entitled, “Hate on Display,” along-side the swastika and other symbols of hate. Continue reading The Okay Hand-Gesture is Now A Hate Symbol?

Trump Plans To Remove Millions of Illegal Immigrants

On June 17th, President Donald Trump tweeted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will begin to remove millions of illegal immigrants from the U.S.

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