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  • >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

  • "TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT."

  • YESTERDAY AS YOU KNOW AN

  • AMERICAN AIR STRIKE KILLED A

  • GENERAL CALLED QASSEM SOLEIMANI.

  • FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS SOLEIMANI

  • OPERATED --

  • IN THAT ROLE, SOLEIMANI WAS

  • BELIEVED TO BE A PATRON OF THE

  • SHIA MILITIA THAT ATTACKED U.S.

  • TROOPS DURING THE IRAQ WAR HE

  • APPEARED HE WAS ALSO A MAJOR

  • PLAYER IN SYRIA DURING THEIR

  • CIVIL WAR AS WELL AS IN THE

  • CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS.

  • HE WAS LITTLE KNOWN TO THE

  • AMERICAN PUBLIC, SOLEIMANI WAS

  • AMONG THE MOST FAMOUS LIVING

  • FIGURES IN IRAN AND ALSO ONE OF

  • THE MOST POWERFUL.

  • SECOND ONLY TO THE SUPREME

  • LEADER.

  • THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT IS

  • ALREADY VOWED TO EXTRACT

  • FORCEFUL REVENGE AGAINST THE

  • U.S. AND IN RESPONSE TO HIS

  • DEATH.

  • WHETHER THAT WAS FORMED IS

  • REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

  • BY THE NEXT TIME THE SHOW AIRS,

  • WE COULD BE ENGAGED IN A

  • CONFLICT, A REAL CONFLICT WITH

  • IRAN.

  • FROM IRAN'S PERSPECTIVE WE ARE

  • ALREADY THERE.

  • IF THE IRANIAN FORCES KILLED THE

  • CHAIRMAN OF OUR JOINT CHIEFS OF

  • STAFF, WOULD YOU CONSIDER AN ACT

  • OF WAR?

  • WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY WASN'T

  • JUST ANOTHER SYMBOLIC BOMBING OF

  • THE KIND WE'VE SEEN IN SYRIA, IT

  • WAS A PIVOT POINT.

  • WASHINGTON UNDERSTOOD THAT

  • IMMEDIATELY.

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED

  • IN ELIMINATING QASSEM SOLEIMANI

  • TWEETED GRIST DISGRACED JOHN

  • BOLTON.

  • HOPE THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO

  • REGIME CHANGE IN TEHRAN.

  • THAT OF COURSE HAS BEEN THE

  • NEOCONSERVATIVE OBJECTIVE ALL

  • ALONG.

  • THE PRESIDENT HAS FOR YEARS

  • OPPOSED THAT OBJECTIVE IN THE

  • STATEMENT SAID THAT REGIME

  • CHANGE IN WAR ARE THE POINT AT

  • ALL.

  • >> WE TOOK ACTION LAST NIGHT TO

  • STOP A WAR.

  • WE DID NOT TAKE ACTION TO START

  • A WAR.

  • WE DO NOT SEEK REGIME CHANGE,

  • HOWEVER THE IRANIAN REGIME'S

  • AGGRESSION IN THE REGION

  • INCLUDING THE USE OF PROXY

  • FIGHTERS TO DESTABILIZE ITS

  • ENABLERS MUST END AND IT MUST

  • END NOW.

  • IF AMERICANS ANYWHERE ARE

  • THREATENED, WE HAVE ALL OF THOSE

  • TARGETS ALREADY FULLY IDENTIFIED

  • IN THE I AM READY AND PREPARED

  • TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS

  • NECESSARY.

  • >> Tucker: ACCORDING TO

  • SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO,

  • SOLEIMANI WAS KILLED FOR LEADING

  • ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

  • THOSE ATTACKS WOULD'VE HAPPENED

  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST, NOT ON

  • AMERICA.

  • >> THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO

  • REMOVE QASSEM SOLEIMANI FROM THE

  • BATTLEFIELD SAVED AMERICAN

  • LIVES.

  • THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

  • HE WAS ACTIVELY PLOTTING THE

  • REGION TO TAKE ACTION, BIG

  • ACTIONS AS HE DESCRIBED IT, THEY

  • WOULD UP AT DOZENS IF NOT

  • HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN LIVES AT

  • RISK.

  • LAST NIGHT WITH THE TIME WE NEED

  • TO DISTRACT AND MAKE SURE THIS

  • IMMINENT ATTACK THAT HE WAS

  • WORKING ACTIVELY, WAS DISRUPTED.

  • >> IS THERE ANY IMMINENT THREAT

  • TO THE U.S. HOMELAND?

  • SPEAK OF THESE WERE THREATS THAT

  • WERE LOCATED IN THE REGION.

  • >> Tucker: THREATS IN THE

  • REGION.

  • IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN WASHINGTON

  • COME HERE IS THE TRANSLATION

  • THAT WOULD BE IN HOSTILE

  • MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES.

  • PLACES WHERE AMERICAN TROOPS

  • WOULD NEVER BE IN THE FIRST

  • PLACE IF NOT FOR THE INSISTENT

  • DEMANDS OF JOHN BOLTON.

  • NO ONE IN WASHINGTON IS IN THE

  • MOOD FOR BIG PICTURE QUESTIONS

  • RIGHT NOW.

  • QUESTIONS LIKE THE OBVIOUS ONE

  • LIKE IRAN IS THE GREATEST FRAUD

  • THREAT WE FACE OR WHO IS

  • BENEFITING FROM THIS AND WHY ARE

  • WE CONTINUING TO THE IGNORE THE

  • DECLINE OF OUR OWN COUNTRY?

  • BY THE WAY, IF WERE STILL IN

  • AFGHANISTAN 19 YEARS LATER WHAT

  • MAKES US THINK IS A QUICK WAY

  • OUT OF IRAN?

  • NOBODY IS THINKING LIKE THAT

  • RIGHT NOW.

  • INSTEAD, CHEST BEATERS LIKE

  • SENATOR BEN TAFF OF NEBRASKA ARE

  • MAKING THE USUAL WARLIKE NOISES

  • LIKE THEY USUALLY MAKE.

  • THIS IS VERY SIMPLE, HE WROTE IN

  • A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, GENERAL

  • SOLO MONEY IS DEAD BECAUSE HE

  • WAS AN EVIL BASARD

  • WHO KILLED AMERICANS.

  • DOES THAT MAKE KILLING HIM

  • SIMPLE?

  • IT IS NOT.

  • NOTHING ABOUT LIFE AND CERTAINLY

  • NOT KILLING IT'S EVER VERY

  • SIMPLE AND ANY POLITICIAN WHO IS

  • OTHERWISE IS DUMB OR IS LYING.

  • YES, SOLEIMANI WAS LINKED TO THE

  • DEPTHS OF AMERICANS COME IN THE

  • NOBODY MOURNS HIS PASSING.

  • BUT MEXICO AND CHINA ARE ALSO

  • LINKED TO AMERICANS DYING.

  • NOT THAT ANYONE IN POWER CARES.

  • DOES THAT MEAN WE GET THE BOMB

  • THEM?

  • CAN WE START ASSASSINATING

  • GENERALS AND THE PEOPLE'S

  • LIBERATION ARMY?

  • MAYBE.

  • MAYBE HE WILL CALL FOR THAT TOO.

  • IS A VERY TOUGH CHARACTER.

  • BEFORE WE ENTER A SINGLE AND THE

  • WAR, THERE'S A CRITERIA THAT

  • OUGHT TO BE MET.

  • OUR LEADERS SHOULD EXPLAIN TO US

  • HOW THAT CONFLICT WILL MAKE THE

  • UNITED STATES RICHER AND MORE

  • SECURE.

  • THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF BAD

  • PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, WE CAN'T

  • KILL THEM ALL.

  • IT'S NOT OUR JOB.

  • INSTEAD, OUR GOVERNMENT EXISTS

  • TO DEFEND AND PROMOTE THE

  • INTEREST OF AMERICAN CITIZENS.

  • THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT.

  • HAS THE KILLING OF SOLEIMANI

  • DONE THAT?

  • YOU MAY BE.

  • NOBODY IN WASHINGTON IT'S

  • EXPLAINED HOW.

  • INSTEAD THEY ARE TELLING US WHAT

  • AN AWFUL PERSON HE WAS.

  • HE CLEARLY WAS.

  • THAT'S IRRELEVANT IT'S PRETTY

  • CLEAR THAT THINGS WILL START TO

  • MOVE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

  • PRETTY QUICKLY.

  • WERE PRAYING THEY DON'T, BUT

  • THEY COULD.

  • WE SAW QUITE A NUMBER OF WARS IN

  • THE MIDDLE EAST ACROSS THE

  • DECADES.

  • WE'VE MADE IT IN AN OCCUPIED

  • AFGHANISTAN.

  • WE TOPPLED MUAMMAR QADDAFI IN

  • LIBYA.

  • WE FOUGHT ISIS IN SYRIA AND

  • STUCK AROUND.

  • WE ARE STILL THERE.

  • WE ARE SPECIAL FORCES HAVE BEEN

  • FIGHTING IN YEMEN, PAKISTAN, WHO

  • KNOWS WHERE ELSE.

  • IN EVERY SINGLE PLACE, EACH OF

  • THESE CONFLICTS HAS TURNED OUT

  • TO BE LONGER AND BLOODIER AND

  • MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WE WERE

  • PROMISED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  • OFTEN THE BENEFITS HAVE BEEN

  • NONE EXISTED.

  • A LOT OF LECTURES ABOUT HOW THE

  • PEOPLE WE ARE KILLING DESERVE TO

  • DIE.

  • I HOPE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL

  • BETTER.

  • WE DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THINK

  • ABOUT ALL OF THIS?

  • JUST FIVE MONTHS AGO, AFTER

  • MONTHS OF SUPPOSEDLY IRANIAN

  • PROVOCATION, AMERICANS DIDN'T

  • SEEM TO VIEW IRAN AS A MAJOR

  • CONCERN.

  • NOT EVEN CLOSE.

  • IN A GALLOP POLL TAKEN LAST

  • AUGUST, JUST 18% OF AMERICANS

  • SAY THEY BACKED MILITARY FORCE

  • TO SHUT DOWN IRAN'S NUCLEAR

  • PROGRAM.

  • 70% THEY PREFER DIPLOMACY AND

  • ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ALONE.

  • SO IN A DEMOCRACY YOU WOULD

  • THINK THIS WOULD MATTER.

  • A BODY, AS IS SO OFTEN THE CASE,

  • THE PREFERENCES OF ACTUAL

  • AMERICANS DON'T ENTER THE

  • EQUATION AT ALL.

  • THEY ARE IMMATERIAL.

  • IN 2016 DONALD TRUMP RAN ON A

  • PROMISE OF FEWER FOREIGN

  • ADVENTURES.

  • HE VOWED INSTEAD TO FOCUS ON OUR

  • PROBLEMS HERE AT HOME, WHICH ARE

  • GROWING.

  • AGAINST THE ODDS COME HE WON

  • THAT ELECTION, PROBABLY BECAUSE

  • OF THAT PROMISE.

  • BUT EVER SINCE, WASHINGTON,

  • INCLUDING SOME ARE ON THE

  • PRESIDENT, HAVE BEEN COMMITTED

  • TO IGNORING THE RESULT OF THAT

  • ELECTION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS.

>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

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