Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) repeatedly advocated for Iran — the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism — on Thursday, tweeting multiple times that the United States should not take action against Iran, even as Iran has repeatedly attacked cargo ships in the area and shot down a U.S. military drone this week.
“‘To carry out such wars, American leaders have contrived pretexts to justify American aggression,” Omar said in a tweet that included a link to a news article. “That’s what Donald Trump’s administration—and especially its national security adviser, John Bolton—is doing now with Iran.'”
Omar then falsely suggested that the U.S. was the “aggressor” in the situation with Iran, completely ignoring Iran’s multiple attacks on oil tankers in the region in recent weeks and Iran’s decision to shoot down a military drone this week.
“Just as in Iraq, aggressors are using illegitimate pretexts to beat the drums of war,” Omar claimed without evidence. “Just as in Iraq, our media is taking these claims at face value. Just as in Iraq, children will die, American lives will be lost, and the world will be less safe. #NoWarWithIran”
Omar then tweeted at President Donald Trump, telling him that if he takes action against Iran that “it makes you weak.”
Later in her tweet thread, Omar wrote: “So I urge you: be strong. Do not listen to the warmongers and war profiteers whispering in your ear. Do not send our men and women into harm’s way. And I urge the American people to make your voice heard. Organize. Call your member of Congress. Let all our leaders know that a war with Iran would be a catastrophe. #NoWarOnIran”
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