Tensions between the U.S. and Iran boiled over in recent weeks with tit-for-tat deadly strikes that targeted a U.S. base in Iraq, followed by strikes on an Iranian-backed and Hezbollah-linked Iraqi militia, which led to a fiery assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on New Year’s Eve.
In response to the embassy attack, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed top Iranian military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which provoked an ineffectual missile salvo on a couple of U.S.-occupied military bases in Iraq. Just hours after those missiles were fired, Iran also (purportedly unintentionally) shot down a Ukrainian airline passenger jet, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.
Naturally, given the absolute absurdity of the current day, a number of media figures, elected Democrats and liberals around the world actually saw fit to cast blame on Trump for the deaths.
Among those to blame the president was a wealthy Canadian businessman who has his own history of