Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination Extra-Judicial, War Crime: Ex-US Senate Candidate
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Mark Dankof, a former US Senate candidate, called the US assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani “extra-judicial” and a “war crime” under international law.
“... the Democrats would be on absolutely solid ground in impeaching the President for his extra-judicial assassination of General Soleimani, a war crime under international law, and ... if I were in the US Senate as a truly "America-First" Senator from the Taft-Buchanan-Ron Paul wing of the GOP I would vote to convict him,” Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas, told Tasnim in an interview.
Mark Dankof is a broadcaster for The Ugly Truth Podcast. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, the son of a United States Air Force Colonel, he graduated from Valparaiso University in 1977 and from Chicago's Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1983. In recent years, he has pursued post-graduate work in systematic theology and theological German at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Formerly the 36th District Chairman of the Republican Party in King County/Seattle and later an elected delegate to Texas State Republican Conventions in 1994 and 1996, he entered the United States Senate race in Delaware in 2000 as the nominated candidate of the Constitution Party against Democratic candidate Thomas Carper and Republican incumbent William Roth.
Following is the full text of the interview.
Tasnim: Recently, US President Donald Trump said he “did not really care” about a trial in the US Senate following his impeachment by the House of Representatives, but he would be happy to have a trial. What are your thoughts on the comments?
Dankof: Trump understands that the Ukraine Gate-basis for his impeachment in the House and subsequent trial in the Senate is a complete political travesty that will benefit him, on top of the fact that he knows that the votes for his conviction are not there in the Senate, which will draw out the process by design, and then ultimately acquit him.
Tasnim: Trump and his Republican allies have attacked the impeachment effort as “illegitimate”. In their articles of impeachment, Democrats say that Trump abused his power as president by pressuring Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to help him win re-election. Democrats also charge Trump with obstructing the Congress. What do you think?
Dankof: I just told your Press TV in a taping that the Democrats would be on absolutely solid ground in impeaching the President for his extra-judicial assassination of General Soleimani, a war crime under international law, and that if I were in the US Senate as a truly "America-First" Senator from the Taft-Buchanan-Ron Paul wing of the GOP I would vote to convict him. But the Zionist-controlled character of both of the major parties on Capitol Hill guarantees that this will never happen. Even worse, I believe as I told Press TV a few minutes ago, that the 2020 Presidential "election" in the United States will provide the American public with the choice between Zionist-Criminal A and Zionist-Criminal B. In any event, what began with George Herbert Walker Bush in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and accelerated after a fully orchestrated Pearl Harbor-like 9-11 attack in 2001, is quite likely to involve the United States as the chief provocateur (along with Israel) in igniting World War III. I emphasize what Ron Paul did earlier today, that Trump's assassination of General Soleimani is also the "assassination of the America-First movement." People who claim to be a part of that movement must understand that the criminal actions of Trump and his Zionist-cabal are not a part of the foreign policy of George Washington, Charles Lindbergh, Senator Robert Taft, Pat Buchanan, and Ron Paul. No one who truly understands this has any business supporting Trump in 2020. And it is likely that Tulsi Gabbard is the only announced Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2020 who understands this as well, which is why she's being savaged by the Zionist-cabal in her own party, and by a Zionist-controlled American media.
Tasnim: Trump’s re-election campaign manager claimed the $46m raised in the last quarter was boosted by a surge of donations in the wake of the impeachment. Tulsi Gabbard also said recently that impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump will increase the chances of a comprehensive Republican victory in the 2020 election. Do you believe so?
Dankof: I would have agreed with Mrs. Gabbard prior to the assassination of General Soleimani. I'm not sure how this plays out now, except that minus the election of Mrs. Gabbard herself, we will be involved in a catastrophically new phase of these Zionist wars, regardless of the outcome in the 2020 Presidential election in the United States, and the composition of the American House of Representatives and the Senate thereafter. Frankly, we may not make it to the election before global war breaks out. I hope I am wrong about this. But if a new phase of war does break out, the average American is likely to follow Franklin Delano Trump 2020 into the end of the American Empire and possibly the planet itself. Let us pray together for a Non-Apocalypse this year, and for sanity to return on the part of the government and people of the United States. But I am not an optimist on this front.