Politico Europe reports:
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell took aim at European governments for failing to condemn Tehran over attacks it orchestrated over the past few months, as he justified America’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
“When the West stands together and the West says very clearly that terrorism is wrong and terrorism should not be used, then that message is heard by the Iranians and they see a collective force of the West,” Grenell told Monday’s Der Podcast. “We have seen the Iranians escalate over the last several months. And there has been no, or I should say little response from the European governments.”
Referring to comments made by America’s European allies calling for a de-escalation in the wake of the killing of the leader of Iran’s elite paramilitary forces, Grenell said: “If you want to de-escalate, and you think that it’s really important to de-escalate, I would say then you must condemn all the way up the ladder of escalation, and that was not done.”
Grenell, you may recall, caused a firestorm immediately upon taking the Germany post when he breached diplomatic protocol by telling Breitbart that he wants to “empower” Europe’s far-right. Left wing parties in Germany then called for Grenell’s expulsion.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Grenell served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisor for about two days before hate group spokesman Bryan Fischer launched a campaign for his removal. Grenell then “resigned” for the good of the campaign. Yeah.