Foreign Policy/Politics

Sebastian Gorka: ‘America’s enemies know our strength’ after Trump strike against Iranian general

A former aide to President Donald Trump said on Saturday that after his strike against Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, America’s enemies and nemeses know of “our strength” and are far less likely to challenge the United States on his watch.

“One of the first things we did on the official presidential transition team working for General Flynn, that great American patriot, and after the election, we were authorized — as transition teams are — to reach out to heads of state who wanted to congratulate the president-elect, and who the president-elect wanted to establish good relations with,” Dr. Sebastian Gorka said in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday with host Matt Boyle.



“One of the most important objectives we had, especially in the Asia region, was to assure all of our friends [and] allies who had been intimidated for decades by Beijing — by Communist China — who were very, very worried after eight years of capitulation under Obama — who traveled the world apologizing for America — our job was to reassure them that America is back, not the imperialistic America, not a colonizing America, but an America that follows in the footsteps of that great saying from President Ronald Reagan; ‘that shining city on a hill,'” he added.

“One of the things we, first things we planned for president after the inauguration was an extensive trip through the capitals of Asia … to send a very clear message that we’re back,” Gorka said of the president’s transition.

“America is led by somebody who believes in America, and as a certain Marine Corps slogan goes, which I used whenever I was on media to explain the Trump doctrine, under the new president — America, no better friend, no worse enemy — and Beijing, Pyongyang, Moscow, Tehran, now know that very, very well,” he added.

President Trump has been criticized, mostly by Democrats, for his strike against the late al-Quds Force leader, though he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemen and women over the years.




Republicans mostly have praised Trump’s decision to strike, which the administration said was also due to intelligence indicating that Soleimani was planning additional strikes against American targets in Iraq and elsewhere.

Gorka said that the rise of Trump has led to a redrawing of previous political fault lines and geopolitical alliances, as well as domestic politics.

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  1. That was not “strength”. That was the act of a (bone spurs) Coward murdering a man “Under a White Flag”
    Every Leader on Earth is pondering the fact America no longer respects White Flags or any other NORM.
    Trump has just shown Iran, North Korea, and every other country on earth why they HAVE to get and keep nuclear weapons.
    There is no such thing as a “preemtive murder” murder is murder. What if other countries start taking out OUR MISleaders?
    Trump created a martyr.
    If he was so bad …. why was he not ARRESTED at the airport ???
    Going to tell me we do NOT have lots of Troops stationed at Baghdad Airport?!
    Soleimani OPENLY TRAVELED through Baghdad airport and we did not ARREST HIM??!!
    Trump claims we have all this PROOF of Soleimani’s crimes.
    We KNEW he was in the airport.
    We did not arrest him, we MURDERED him.
    We KNEW he was “Under a White Flag”.
    Trump has shamed and blackened the name of America Worldwide …..
    how could anyone trust a Nation that breaks Treaties & Agreements willy-nilly. Would You sign a Trade Deal with someone who will declare bankruptcy or just tear up the contract?
    Trump has now murdered a man “Under a WHITE FLAG””There was nothing to suggest to the Iraqis that it was unsafe for Soleimani to travel (he had a DIPLOMATIC passport) to Baghdad – quite the contrary. This suggests that Trump helped lure the Iranian commander to a place where he could be killed. It is possible that the president was unaware of the crucial role that Soleimani was playing in the attempted rapprochement with the Saudis. Or that he knew but did not care.”

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