Steve Kerr Blasts Pence for ‘Lying’ About Soleimani 9/11 Involvement

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Having stayed relatively quiet on political matters since bowing to the People’s Republic of China, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr broke his political silence on Friday and took a shot at the only government he’s apparently willing to attack, ours.

The NBA coach targeted a tweet from Vice President Mike Pence, attacking the VP for “lying” about the rationale for the fatal strike on IRGC General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday.

Pence posted a series of tweets crediting the president for taking decisive action and listing the reasons for the strike on Soleimani.

Pence then listed a series of atrocities committed by Soleimani. Among them, the killing of 603 American servicemen and servicewomen, in addition to the wounding of thousands of others. Pence also listed the planned assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, in 2011.

But of the more than ten different atrocities and provocations that Pence listed, Kerr seemed to focus on a particular claim that Soleimani aided in the transit of 10 of the 12 9/11 hijackers to Afghanistan. Kerr accused Pence of “lying” about the claim in the captioned portion of a tweet from The Week:

Since his tweet accusing the vice president of lying, Kerr has retweeted another article from The Week, this one highlighting four reasons to be dubious about President Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani:

He has also retweeted several other pundits making comparisons between the Iraq war and Iran.
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