‘There are many who accuse U.S. President Donald Trump of “wagging the dog” when it comes to the recent bombing that killed Al Quds commander Qassem Soleimani due to the fact he is facing impeachment. While many media outlets have stated this accusation suggesting the assassination of Iran’s Soleimani was pre-planned, to this writer’s knowledge no one has pointed out that five total Pentagon officials resigned prior to the murder or Eric Trump’s strange tweet about “opening a can of whoop ass,” right before the New Year.
Wag the Dog was released one month before the outbreak of the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan by the Clinton administration in August 1998, which prompted the media to draw comparisons between the film and reality. The comparison was also made in December 1998 when the administration initiated a bombing campaign of Iraq during Clinton’s impeachment trial over the Lewinsky scandal. – Wikipedia
Many said they were resigning for various different reasons but the probability of all resigning at once before a big move that could spark global conflict is slim to none. This may be because the option for killing Soleimani was presented around this time which many saw as a potential “war move” and these Pentagon officials didn’t want to be involved with the next conflict. Entirely speculation, but warranted, since if we dig even deeper we can see this option indeed was presented to Trump as an “extreme measure” according to government officials who spoke under the condition of anonymity to the New York Times. Further, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, also tweeted that it was “long in the making,” congratulating his former administration.’