Former Trump official: “Proposed to decapitate terrorist leader”

Former United States Secretary of Defense Mark Asper has written a memoir about his time at the White House, including alongside the former president. Donald Trump. Excerpts released today (Friday) show that Trump has proposed eliminating a senior Iranian officer operating outside the country. “It was a really bad idea with big implications,” Asper wrote. According to the book, the idea came up before the 2020 election.

In his book, the former US Secretary of State wrote that in a conversation with the then US Secretary of State, he learned that the former National Security Adviser had told him about Trump’s plans. But why now? What was urgent? Was there a near threat? What about gathering the National Security Team to discuss it? I did not believe, “he wrote.

Donald Trump (Photo: Reuters)

He said, “I’ve seen this movie before, where White House aides meet with the president, ‘refuel’ him, and then present one of their ‘great ideas.’ How come people in the White House haven’t seen it? “A decapitation of a terrorist leader in pig blood – as a warning to other Islamist militants.”

In another part of the book, Asper wrote that the then U.S. president came up with an idea to launch missiles at Mexico to “destroy the drug and cartel labs,” the New York Times reported. The former president reasoned that Mexico had no “control” over its country and that “no one would know it was us,” Asper said – who objected at the time – the New York Times reported.

Recall, during Trump’s term, the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards was assassinated, Qassem Suleimani, And Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, a senior Iraqi militia suspect a-Shaabi in an air strike carried out by the US Air Force on the international airport in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. In addition, five more people were reported killed during the attacks.

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement saying the U.S. attack was carried out “at the behest of the president” and claimed that Suleimani had planned further attacks on U.S. diplomats and military personnel. According to the announcement, Suleimani was behind the terrorist attacks at the US embassy in Baghdad, and his killing was intended to deter future attacks.

The assassination of Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad (Photo: Reuters)The assassination of Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad (Photo: Reuters)

He also said that Trump had proposed sending more than 200,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Not kidding. He said, ‘No, we need a quarter of a million soldiers,’ and I just turned around and turned to him and said, ‘I do not have a quarter of a million soldiers to send to some ridiculous mission on the border.’

Asfer recalls, he served as United States Secretary of Defense under Trump. On November 9, 2020, the former president announced the end of his term. His dismissal seemed inevitable since disagreements arose between him and President Trump when the latter called for the deployment of military forces on the streets of Washington, D.C. in light of George Floyd protests.

Asper publicly opposed Trump’s threats to pass the 1807 Uprising Act, which would allow the president to use active military forces to enforce the law. Trump was furious when I told reporters that the uprising law should be invoked “only in the most urgent and terrible situations” and when he argued that no United States is in the situation. Asper claimed that Trump offered to shoot protesters during the “George Floyd” protests that took place near the White House.

Trump’s entourage declined to comment. Asper told the Times: “I felt I was writing for history and for the American people,” calling the former president “a man without principles who should not be in the role of a public service.”



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