It Didn’t Start with Soleimani: Iran Has Wanted War with the US for Decades
Leftists are outraged and is claiming that Trump's targeting of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani will start a war. However, all those who are blaming Trump for ramping up tensions with Iran are ignoring the fact that Iran has been working toward a war with the U.S. for decades.
On November 2, 2015, a commanding majority of the Majlis, 192 of its 290 members, agreed to a statement saying that "Death to America," which continues to be chanted at every Friday prayer in Iranian mosques as well as at anti-American protests, was not just a slogan: it had "turned into the symbol of the Islamic Republic and all struggling nations."
A communal desire to destroy the United States and commit mass murder of its citizens is the Islamic Republic of Iran's very identity.