Image: Christ Pantocrator, two images. Public domain.
Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis, in re: “Iran remains the world’s worst sponsor of terrorism,”says the State Department. This may be inaccurate: terrorist incidents by year, Wikipedia list — in 2016, there were seven such attacks in the world that killed 100 or more people, with all seven carried out by ISIS, which is no ally of Iran. In the 1990s, Iran was, indeed, the leading sponsor of terrorism. We replaced Saddam Hussein with Iraqi Shi’a politicians & military leaders [in effect, an invitation to Iran].
State blamed Soleimani for thwarting US efforts in Syria, and Pres Trump blamed him for beheading Christians in Syria—but the Armenian and Presbyterian churches and another denomination in Syria mourned the passing of Soleimani for his having saved Christians in Aleppo.