JORGE RAMOS: How do you see the...President Trump’s decision to assassinate General Halem (sic) Soleimani?
DR. ABDOLRAHIM “ABDY” JAVADZADEH: Right. That’s one of the things, like I said, that…
RAMOS: Nobody expected it.
JAVADZADEH: ...that sounds very...it’s very erratic and from what I’ve...you’ve probably known this, too... what we’ve heard from the Pentagon is they gave him options. And he took the most extreme option, which is the assassination of Soleimani. Now that, within itself the war context, is an illegal act. Assassinations are illegal- worldwide and domestic.
RAMOS: The Trump Administration says that he was a terrorist…
RAMOS: That six hundred Americans have died because of him.
JAVADZADEH: Right, but you have to be considered first, to be a terrorist, you have to be considered an enemy combatant.
RAMOS: But...and why now, Professor? Why...why killing him now?
JAVADZADEH: (Sigh) I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the “Wag the Dog” concept?
RAMOS: I am. But please explain that.