Twitter Reacts to U.S. Assassination of Qassem Suleimani

Twitter erupted Thursday night when news of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani broke. The social media platform shines brightest (and stinks worst) when major news hits, serving as a one-stop shop for takes across the spectrum. So when people began griping about Trump’s lack of Congressional approval or chest thumping over a perceived “victory,” it was nice to read some takes that cut through the B.S.

Democratic presidential hopefuls weighed in quickly, but only two offered up tweets without qualifiers about Soliemani’s inherent badness.

And this morning, it looks like the airstrikes had their desired effect. At least from those who shill for endless American war.

When you have no control over a situation, sometimes it’s best to find jokes to laugh at. Or get pissed off about how truly meaningless everything is.