Qassem Soleimani isn’t a Terrorist, America is.

Photo of Qasseem Solemani

I always see this barrage of tweets coming from Black twitter whenever some white devil decides to do a mass murder of colonized people. Colonized people online then march to their keyboard to tweet “Why isn’t he being called a terrorist.” 

As Colonized people, we are very confused about the world we see. This is because we have some kind of faith in this system and believe that at its core it means well. This type of foolishness will always lead you to foolish outcomes. The reason why the white man that shoots up a mosque isn’t called a terrorist is because the killing of Colonized people is not something the system is against and doesn’t do themselves. 

The united states of america is the real terrorist. What is a terrorist? This is what the dictionary says: a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Were the atomic nuclear bombs that were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, not unlawful violence against civilians to politically intimidate Japan and the world into submission to u.s. imperialist? 

Photo of child affected by napalm bombs in Vietnam

Wasn’t it america that went to war against Vietnam to force them to submit to french imperialism? When america went to Vietnam they dropped napalm bombs on highly civilian-populated cities and towns because the Vietnamese people wanted to be a free people. Napalm combusts the oxygen in the air, turning CO2 (carbon dioxide) into CO (carbon monoxide). In some cases, people have been boiled to death in rivers made hot by the heat of nearby napalm bombs.

Even here within their own borders, the united snakes is a terrorist to colonized people that dare to be free. The MOVE organization was a group of young black people that wanted to live a life away from technology, processed foods, and american propaganda. When they decided to criticize the police on a loudspeaker the police decided to illegally evict the men, women and children out of the MOVE house. When the MOVE members did not leave, the Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on them and their neighbors. This bomb killed eleven people (John Africa, five other adults, and five children aged 7 to 13).

Photo of the Philadelphia police department’s attack on members of the Move 9

This terrorism is what america does at home and abroad to the entire Colonized world! It attempts to crush the natural will of the people to resist its domination of their land, labor, and resources through terrorism! The military travels around the world and shoots, bombs, and now drones people to submit to the rule of the white ruling class. So when a white man shoots up some black church how do you expect the machine of terrorism to properly criticize another proper terrorist.

You are telling me this beast of terrorism is rightfully calling Qasem Soleimani a terrorist? The only crime Qasem Soleimani is guilty of to america is defying the will of white power imperialism. Qasem Soleimani didn’t use the cowardly terrorist tactics of america by killing defenseless citizens. He attacked u.s. and western imperialist invading soldiers who are trained, armed to the teeth and who are the real terrorists. Terrorists who have brought nothing to his region other than the death of millions of people to steal the oil that lies underneath their feet. 

Soleimani spent his life going around and assisting and training the people of his region who were brave enough to resist against this inhumane western oppression. No wonder millions of people all over his region (Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan) came out and mourned his death for days in the streets. 

Photo of millions of Iranians mourning Qassem Solemani

Those millions of people that came out are people who all have lost loved ones to this snake known as west imperialism. These are people who have generations of stories of the horrors america and colonialism have put them through. The largest funeral in human history was for Qasem Soleimani! The largest funeral in human history didn’t go to a Royal, a President, an Actor or a Musician it went to someone that resisted Colonialism. The largest funeral in human history was chanting “death to america”. Those who want to be on the right side of the question must ask why is that?

8-10 million Iranians died over The Great Famine caused by the british in the late 1910s. The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, during which american documents show that the british prevented imports of wheat and other food grains into Iran from Mesopotamia, Asia, and also the usa, and that ships loaded with wheat were not allowed to unload at the port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf. britain intentionally created genocide conditions to destroy Iran and to effectively control the country for its own purposes. Iran at that time was called “land of desolation and death”.

This is important because what the british did to Iran back then we call “Economic Sanctions” today. These earlier imperialist tactics of terrorism are the origin of the modern terrorist tactics of today. The economic sanctions keep resources away from the Iranian citizens and force them into dire economic conditions. This tactic is used to force the people of the target country to overthrow their country’s government and replace it with a government that will yield to colonialism. Then the u.s. will lift the sanctions so people can have food and medicine. If the people don’t try to overthrow their government and resist colonialism then the people will die from limited access to food and medicine. 

Last month over fifty babies died because they didn’t have access to medicine that was being sanctioned away from Iran by america. The trump administration has restricted the pharmaceutical sanctions so tight that only 3 percent of Iran patients are able to attain the medicine that was prescribed to them by their doctor.

The united snakes of america have not only funded and trained terrorist groups in Iran killing tens of thousands of people a year but also started a war between Iraq and Iran that killed over a million people.  

If Qassem Soleimani was planning anything he was planning the continuation of his life’s work which was organizing his people to fight and defeat Colonialism. For this reason and this reason only did they assassinate him! For this reason and this reason alone did they assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Huey P. Newton, Patrice Lumumba, Che Guvera, Thomas Sankara, Paul Bogle, and so many more of our leaders who dared to resist and organize others to defeat Colonialism! 

What is the definition of terrorism again? A person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. The united snakes and western imperialism illegally killed all of these Freedom-Fighting Colonized leaders to intimidate the oppressed people and make them throw in the towel to the unquestioned dictatorship of Colonialism. 

The Massa labels the slave that fought back as a terrorist while the massa defines himself as the keeper of freedom and peace around the world. 

I refuse to surrender to COLONIALISM! The terror they have issued to our leaders and our people has failed its mission! It will always fail its mission to force us to bow! Because the spirit of revolution will always burn bright in Colonized people! It burned bright at the largest funeral in history among the millions of people all over the middle east! It burns brightly in the hearts of colonized people worldwide! We know who the real terrorist is and it ain’t us. 

The Iranian Parliament approved a bill Tuesday designating the entire U.S. military and Pentagon terrorist organizations. 

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have reportedly suspended any profile mentioning Qasem Soleimani in a positive fashion. Facebook says they are complying with u.s. sanctions.