The United States assassinated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday with drone strikes near the airport in Baghdad, Iraq. It was an extremely controversial move as many experts believe it will escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran and possibly lead to war between the two nations.
Actress and activist Rose McGowan is among those concerned about the repercussions of the attack. She took to Twitter to share her strong opinions about it.
"Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani," she wrote in her initial tweet.
Then said, "Thanks a lot, dickhead@realDonaldTrump."
"Of course #Soleimani was an evil evil man who did evil evil things. But that at this moment is not the fucking point. The United States is morally corrupt and acts illegally. It is only logical to appeal to Iran’s pride by apologizing. I’m taking one for the team. #TeamStayAlive," she continued in a third tweet.
She later responded to one user by saying, "I do not side with Iran, but I most definitely do not side with the USA #TeamStayAlive."
She wasn't finished. "I’m a registered Republican in California. I loathe the Clintons. I hate Trump. I will not vote Republican, but I cannot vote Democrat. I’d rather know what evil I’m getting, so I’ll go Republican. This is about WWIII, so none of that shit matters anyway. #TeamStayAlive #RoseArmy," she tweeted next.
"I will never vote Republican. I want the Democrats to win because we are less likely to die. I am a conscientious objector to the USA, it’s policies, lies, corruption, nationalism, racism, and deep misogyny. It is our right and duty as citizens to dissent," she wrote about an hour after her initial flurry of tweets.
Then, on Friday morning, she followed all of it up by writing, "Ok, so I freaked out because we may have any impending war. Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right. That is what so many Brave soldiers."
Trump supporters flooded her mentions with their own opinions on the matter. "This is one of most anti-American and anti-human race tweets I’ve ever seen. You are siding with a man who has been designated as a terrorist since 2005 and a nation who is responsible for the death of so many innocent people around this world. Sick!" one wrote.
"Hey Rose, If Iran is so great, you should go hang out there in the EXACT OUTFIT you're wearing in your profile picture and let us all know how it goes," another enlightened user said.