Pentagon says Trump ‘directed’ assassination of Iran’s Quds Force chief Soleimani to ‘deter future Iranian attacks’

…from Russia Today, Moscow

[ Editor’s Note Trump may have just sentenced a number of American military personnel to death. If he can order hits like this to “protect” US personnel, then others are given permission to kill US personnel using the same reasoning.

With the high technology that many countries have these days, even finding flag officers is not a huge hurdle to overcome, as long as they are not expected to be targeted for what them might do.

As for Iraq, by its continuing to host US bases, it has to wear the fools cap now for aiding and abetting in this attack by the weakest response we have seen in modern history, the whining about their sovereignty and then doing nothing to defend it.

One could make a good case that they have sold it, historically not an unheard of thing in the Middle east. I can just imagine all the assassination plans that are beginning to be made tonight.

Trump and the Pentagon might have unleashed a whirlwind. And maybe that was their goal, to unleash a lot of attacks on US forces to crank up a military expansion in the region. 

As to why now, an operation that probably had months of planning, was it timed to kick off the new year with Trump’s impeachment trial looming, his signing the China trade deal, and his State of the Union address, all to jump start his reelection campaign? Would the Pentagon allow itself to be used like that, and by Trump no less?

It has been days now and we still do not have the name of the US defense contractor we were told was killed, no press hounds holding a candle light vigil at his home, high school year book photos, social media tributes by his colleagues, and only VT, as usual, noticing it.

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– First published … January 02, 2020

US President Donald Trump has authorized a US military strike near Baghdad’s airport which resulted in the death of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

“At the direction of the President, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and interests wherever they are around the world.”

The Pentagon said that the assassination was a response to “attacks on coalition bases in Iraq,” accusing Soleimani of being the mastermind behind a recent spate of missile attacks on joint US and Iraqi military installations.

In particular, the Pentagon blamed Soleimani for orchestrating the December 27 rocket strike at a US base in Kirkuk that killed one American contractor as well as “approving” the siege of the US embassy in Baghdad that almost ended up in the compound’s takeover by protesters furious over the US strikes that killed 25 members of Kataib Hezbollah, part of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), over the weekend.

Washington has pinned the blame for the attacks on its embassy in Baghdad squarely on Tehran, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing “terrorists” and “Iranian proxies” of instigating the unrest.

Tehran, meanwhile, has vehemently denied the accusations that it was somehow complicit in the storming of the US diplomatic quarters in the heavily-fortified Green Zone, taking aim at Washington’s “audacity” to blame it for the outrage sparked by American airstrikes.

The strikes, which the US military framed as a tit-for-tat response for the Kirkuk attack, drew ire not only from the Iran-backed Iraqi militias, but also from the authorities in Baghdad, which denounced the sorties as an “unacceptable vicious assault.”

The protests saw scores of Iraqi Shia militia members swarming the area in front of the embassy, chanting “Death to America” and settling the entrance checkpoints on fire.

Earlier, the news of Soleimani’s demise was confirmed by the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps. The influential commander was killed when Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces’ convoy traveling near the Baghdad airport was targeted in a US missile strike on Thursday.

At least seven people were killed in the raid, including the deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces.

In requiem,

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  1. Frohes Neues Jahr euch auch. Gute Besserung und wache nach dem American Delirium in Deutschland auf. Es ist Zeit, unabhängig zu werden.
    Ich verwende einen automatischen Übersetzer. Ich kann die Qualität der Übersetzung nicht garantieren ))))))

  2. Some times ago I thought that before or after will start the hunt for americans, all over the world. With that behavior the start of the hunt will happens very quickly….. Problem is……the same hunt await for all the western “allies” (enslaved by bullying very often), then we all of us want this will happens?
    I’m from western Europe, former militar policeman, when I retired I did it for the rogue action that capitalist, colonialist nations did and are doing for decades, and I do not wanted to be involved in this and in the very criminal action police are doing in their nations, same for soldiers which are going all around the world to make rich great corporations or to help zionists in their very rogue evil goals. Policemen and soldiers are average people which give service to make private interests or to help to do criminal terrorist acts

  3. Social media is ablaze with every shekelstein earning their 2 bits on this. The man that defeated isis etc must be given his dues.
    One thinks Mileikowsky will do anything to stay out of jail.

  4. Quote from NY Post:
    “The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Friday morning that “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the US after an American airstrike killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani.

    Khamenei released the statement through state media Friday and referred to the slain general as “the international face of resistance.”

    Iran’s foreign minister earlier in the morning said the US airstrike was a “foolish escalation” of tensions in the region and warned of consequences for the strike.

    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made the statement in a tweet, hours after the strike at Baghdad Airport that killed Soleimani, the former leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

    “The US’ act of international terrorism, targeting & assassinating General Soleimani—THE most effective force fighting Daesh (ISIS), Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda, et al—is extremely dangerous & foolish escalation,” Zarif wrote.

    “The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism,” he added.”

  5. Assuming the General is dead, he lowered his guard and they ambushed him. Also these evil crooks had intelligence he was on that plane. The same general plan is why General Patton was assassinated by our own government in 1945. He was ambushed on a Sunday afternoon when he lowered his guard. History books lied that he died in a car accident. Israel likely aided with the intelligence part. Israel got what they wanted but it cost them nothing. Just think of this: Even Ike and the others were in on the murder of General Patton. Israel did 9/11/01 with the aid of traitors Bush, Cheney and four star generals. Muslims were the patsies blamed. It is just like a fourth grade class where a thug in the rear of the group pushed the kid in front of him hard so it is blamed on others in front not on him. I want to see hard proof before I believe this general is dead. In 1945 a thug US two star Donovan paid a US military hit man to plan and murder General Patton. History books told some big lies to us fools.

  6. This is really sad. I think it’s more than likely certain factions of Iraq’s Jihaz Al-Mukhabarat Al-Amma (The Iraqi Intelligence Service) leaked information of Commander Qasem Soleimani’s itinerary.

  7. Oldest trick know to humanity. Invent two lies & have people arguing about which lie is true. MAGI-ck show. Zoroastrianism religion of duality. AshkeNAZI-NAZI Jew’s & Iranian Fire Temples fooled a lot of ignorant people in this one. The forces of Satan vs Ahura Mazda on display. Not many will see it. History is written by the Double Headed Eagle not scribes.

  8. We cannot be discussing Iran if in the same breath we are not discussing Israel. Trump is too chicken for a hot war. He would have started one with NoKo but schmoozed Kim for the photo ops instead. He doesn’t have a clue or control of foreign policy. Netanyahu does and tells Trump through Kushner, most likely. Trump is completely out of his element at this point and quickly unraveling.

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