According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the murdering of Soleimani was just part of a ‘broader strategy’ showing 'real deterrence' against China and Russia.
He said nations have to understand that the US is not only capable of imposing cost on nations by killing their leaders but “willing to do so,” saying that the killing put the US in the “greatest position of strength ever.”
Pompeo presented the killing of Soleimani as part of the same strategy that has seen the US sending lethal military aid to Ukraine, and withdrawal of the US from arms control deals and testing of intermediate-range nuclear weapons. He also said sending more ships through the South China Sea was “restoring credibility.”
US also declared military ownership of space combined with the right to intercept and destroy whatever the US considers 'against its interest' in space or on the ground - or between.
Peter Klevius wonders whether this is any good for a global world and peace? However, it's certainly in line with US existing policy to use islamofascist terrorists as weapons in conflicts around the world.