Colin Kaepernick Calls Drone Strike Killing Iranian General ’American Imperialism’
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in the news for comments he made on Twitter claiming the United State’s airstrike against Iran’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, was “American imperialism”.
A second tweet mirrored the same sentiments.
America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
Conservative pundits have jumped all over the quarterback, who hasn’t played an NFL game after kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren tweeted:
You’re welcome to move to Iran. Maybe you can get a job over there? Oh but P.S. you should see what they do to protesters over there….yikes.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 5, 2020
Conservative commentator Michael Knowles tweeted out:
Colin Kaepernick: opposes America, defends terrorists https://t.co/Qz31shUpNf
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) January 4, 2020
The strike that killed the Iranian general is one that has both sides on edge. Iran has vowed revenge and this issue seems to be no where close to a resolution.
The Defense Department said it targeted Soleimani because he “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.
No concrete evidence was provided of this, however.
Kaepernick is no stranger to Donald Trump, who criticized his on-field protests at the time. Once the second-highest paid quarterback in the league, he now faces a rematch on Twitter with the president as the subject goes from domestic to global.