Tigerhaze: The author of this story, who claims to be an expert, is horribly misguided by only looking at surficial evidence, much of it provided by the Iranians. The Iranian people did not unite against the U.S. from the death of General SoleSalami- rather they silently rejoiced as the General was very brutal on Iranians themselves. You didn't see a lot of news coverage of that because press members in Iranian are highly regulated and were steered to events such as the funeral for the General which involved government hardliners and those citizens compelled or conscripted to "play along" for the sake of propaganda or lose their government jobs or worse. Yet even with the tight media control, there was still coverage of Iranian students refusing to step on American flags newly painted on steps to the university in Tehran celebrations of SoleSalami's death on social media. Trump in effect did what Obama refused to do when he was President- give a sign to the Iranian people that America will stand behind opposition to the Iranian islamic theocracy.