Locsin says Soleimani was the ‘greatest commander since Julius Caesar’
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy “Boy” Locsin Jr. on Saturday hailed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike, as the “greatest commander” since Roman general turned dictator Julius Caesar.
“He [Soleimani] is possibly one of the great commanders in history. Soleimani, you cannot beat him on the battlefield he is arguably the greatest commander since Julius Caesar. That’s all there is to it,” Locsin said over dzMM.
Locsin also defended the slain commander of the Iranian Quds Force, saying that as commander, it was his job to kill Iran’s enemies.
“The west said.. ‘but he killed so many’.. excuse me, it is a war. What is the job of a commander? To kill the enemy. What is the job of the enemy? To kill the soldiers of the commander,” the foreign affairs secretary said.
On Friday, US President Donald Trump said he ordered the airstrike on Soleimani “to end a war” and not start one.
Edited by MUF
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