The assassination of the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Qasem Soleimani, has prompted fears in the Middle East and across the globe that US President Donald Trump’s reportedly spontaneous decision could ultimately spawn a full-scale military conflict which could affect the entire world.

As tensions rise, the US media is digging for details on the assassination that could reportedly become a pivotal moment in modern history for humanity.

Days before Soleimani was targeted, US senior military officials reportedly offered to Trump the option of killing him. The Washington Post broke the news on Saturday, citing sources, that top Pentagon officials were “stunned” when the US president picked the most extreme option as a response to recent Iranian-led violence in Iraq.

According to the media report, senior military officials did not think Trump would take it, citing a practice reportedly introduced after the 11 September 2001 attacks which enables the US Department of Defence to offer improbable options to presidents just to make other more peaceful scenarios appear more palatable.

Trump reportedly became infuriated with media images showing Iranian-backed attacks on the American embassy in Baghdad, The Washington Post said, citing sources. The aggressive protest – which came as a response to the US strike against Kataib Hezbollah’s forces killing about two dozen of its fighters – triggered the extreme option.

Senior US officials said, cited by the media outlet, that Trump authorized the assassination of Soleimani despite dispute in the administration about the significance of received intelligence warning of alleged threats to American assets in the Middle East.

US officials were reportedly divided, as some sources claimed that Soleimani had allegedly completed a tour – checking his proxy forces in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq – and was planning an attack that could claim hundreds of lives, according to The Washington Post. Others reportedly doubted a direct strike against Soleimani as other intelligence indicated that the top Iranian general’s recent traveling amounted to “business as usual”.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Tehran will exact revenge for what it characterizes as a terrorist attack.

Trump tweeted at Tehran that the Pentagon had identified “52 sites” in Iran for possible military airstrikes in the event that Iran retaliates over the killing of its IRGC commander.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. & the winner, ladies & gentleman is… bibi netenyahu & the israeli jews.
    meanwhile, rabbi trump will move to israel, in fear of him & his families life.
    sounds like the jew in congress, is crapping it’s-self over fears of a counter attack on israel !!..
    distance america, .. distance

  2. Here is a ‘copy and paste’ of my reply at the RDS article:

    STOP WITH ALL THE INSANITY!

    Actually, I believe our ET brethren are up there looking down and laughing.
    They are the only ones who really know what’s going on.
    Or, they are like vultures waiting for the beginning of the end, so they can swoop in and grab whatever is left when the shit hits the fan, after ‘humanity?’ goes beserk.
    Or, they are just benevolent enough to step in just before “the orange clown” decides to launch, and they will neutralize the threat. Then they will make an appearance and tell ‘humanity?’, “Enough of this BS!!!” “Get your acts together”, …and the world will be a better place???
    Any of the above would make for a great movie??? Take your pick! (-:

  3. Trump “took out” the Iran and the Iraq officials that had been so very effective as “boots on the ground” fighting ISIS. This is a clear victory for ISIS that they didn’t even have to fight for. US, Israel and Saudi gave ISIS a big win….hugely. Fukking dotard and his idiot Jewish daughter.

  4. Now Iran, is offering an $80 million dollar reward for the head of Trump?
    I think Kathy Griffin should get onboard??? (-:

  5. In that top photo, doesn’t Trump’s face look like that of the lad who was beaten to death by the hit-man, Molly, in the film Charlie Varrick ; the same lad who played the psycho murderer and kidnapper I think Dirty Harry asked, ‘Well, do you feel lucky, punk… ? and something about a magnum being ‘the cat’s whiskers – and would blow his head off his shoulders, I think.

  6. Criminal interference in the government of iran in 1953 by outlaws in the U.S. and England are responsible for all the problems which followed. Quote from Wikipedia article:
    “1953 Iranian coup d’état
    Part of the Abadan Crisis, and the Cold War
    Operationajax.jpg
    Coup supporters celebrate victory in Tehran
    Date 15–19 August 1953
    Location
    Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
    Result
    Overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh

    General Fazlollah Zahedi, appointed as prime minister of post-coup military government[1][2] by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
    Monarchy increased in power relative to government
    Pro-western anti-Communist Iranian regime established
    Period of discontent among Iranians, climaxing in Iranian Revolution”
    Adolph Trump displays total ignorance of history. What a total disgrace this country is today.

  7. Tit-for-tat escalation is INSANE. Iran’s best option is to expose 9/11 TRUTH.

    PNAC, Project for the New American Century, released Sept 2000, stated US should overthrow seven mid east nations, but would require a New Pearl Harbor for that to happen > PRESTO >
    “Breathtaking: Solving Nuclear 9/11” at VeteransToday(.)com

    This shows Malice of Forethought, massive War Crimes and 20 years of coverup. EXPOSING THIS CRIMINAL CABAL WILL DEFEAT THEM FASTER THAN FIGHTING.

    • Pointless as a large percentage of Americans are bigots, drugged out, nationalist or don’t give a stuff about the truth.

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