For Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, killing civilians is a good thing.
“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government—the mullahs, I believe that Sunni forces have attacked them,” said the congressman. “Isn’t it a good thing for us to have the United States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us, isn’t that a good thing? And if so, maybe… this is a Trump strategy of actually supporting one group against another.”
This sort of drive-by psychosis is not uncommon for Rohrabacher. Recall that he was one of the prime motivators behind Reagan’s effort to fund and support the Deobandi mujahideen in Afghanistan, fanatics that morphed into the Taliban. After the Soviets left the country a civil war cost over 400,000 people their lives.
Trump was a little better than Rohrabacher, but not much. While he condemned the attack on the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday that killed 17 civilians, he added “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”
While the Islamic State took responsibility for the attack, the Iranians say Kurds are responsible. The Ministry of Intelligence identified one gunman, Serias Sadeghi, as an Iranian Kurd from the city of Paveh near the Iraqi border.