Over the past several days, Americans have witnessed some of the most disturbing acts of support for Iran’s deceased General Soleimani, one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists, by Democrats and their allies in the media, that we have ever seen.
Today, however, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel’s breathless reporting the funeral for a man responsible for killing hundreds of U.S. troops and thousands of Iranians, took the cake.
An excited Richard Engel reported on the funeral of Qassam Soleimani, Iran’s murderous thug general, who was killed by a U.S. airstrike, saying: “Now, after this killing, you see people not only going out into the streets in the millions,” adding “but, throwing articles of their own clothing up onto the coffin so that attendants could rub in on the coffin so that they could have some sort of memento of an object that was close to Soleimani’s body.”
“They turned him into a martyr if not a saint,” Engel told NBC News viewers.
Finally, Engel wrapped up his reporting by making it clear that every person in Iran and Iraq was devastated by the loss of the brutal terrorist/general. “And we’re seeing now, all around the region, Shiite groups, allies of Iran, speaking as one voice, and that is that U.S. troops have to leave the region, starting with Iraq,” Engel waxed poetically.
— Kyle Drennen (@kjdrennen) January 6, 2020
Engel’s breathless reporting of “Saint Soleimani” shouldn’t surprise anyone. In October 2019, Engel compared President Trump to communist dictator Joseph Stalin in a tweet about his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.
.@realDonaldTrump calling on the Kurdish people to head to Syria's "Oil Region" where they have never lived. He's saying Kurds should abandon their cities, farms and homes. Mass population transfer was a tactic Stalin often used, not one called for by modern American presidents.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) October 24, 2019
Quick question for Richard Engel—If Trump decided to stay in Syria and then killed Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, would Al-Assad have been elevated to sainthood in the small mind of NBC News’ Richard Engel?