It had been approximately 16 minutes since news broke that Iranian general Qasem Soleimani had been killed — and a full hour and 31 minutes before any nation or group claimed responsibility for the strike — when Aaron Maté, The Nation columnist and a leader of what Axios calls "the resistance to the resistance," started tweeting. Maté would spend the rest of the night, and the days following, sending out countless tweets (and hosting podcasts) hitting on his favorite themes: American imperialism, the use of false flags to justify foreign intervention, and his absolute favorite talking point: the complicity of Democrats in war, while only nominally opposing the interventionist wing of the Republican Party.
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