Unifying Narratives, Part 2: The Soleimani Strike and the Aaron Maté Club. One of the most amazing aspects of Qasem Soleimani's death by American airstrike was the rapidity with which commentators drew ironclad opinions about the event. This was true across the board, but — as I noted in "Unifying Narratives, Part 1" — the Aaron Maté club's vehemence was exceptional. Based on Internet searches, Aaron Maté had never even once publicly mentioned the name "Qasem Soleimani" prior to news breaking of the strike. Yet, this did nothing to deter his instantaneous barrage of strident opinions in service of his catch-all narrative.
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