It looks like the neocons are going to get the war with Iran they’ve been lusting after for decades with America’s soldiers sacrificed on the battlefield to advance the interests of Israel.
UPDATE: The Pentagram confirmed the US carried out the attack.
The Associated Press
Iranian state television, citing Revolutionary Guard statement, says Gen. Qassem Soleimani — head of Iran’s elite Quds Force — has been killed in Iraq, backing up reports from Iraqi officials. http://apne.ws/Z04QGlo
Pentagon says US airstrike killed powerful Iranian general
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Pentagon said Thursday that the U.S. military has killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump. An…
BREAKING: The Pentagon says the U.S. military has killed Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Trump. Follow @AP‘s coverage of this developing story. http://apne.ws/8RKK3Bm
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ALSO KILLED HEAD OF KATAIB HEZBOLLAH ABU MEHDI MUHANDIS https://twitter.com/alarabiya_brk/status/1212902092538552320 …العربية عاجل
التلفزيون العراقي الرسمي يعلن مقتل أبو مهدي المهندس و قاسم سليماني #العربية_عاجل https://www.alarabiya.net
This is the beginning of the end…
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 3, 2020
The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, has reportedly been killed in a strike near the Baghdad International Airport, along with senior leaders of the Iraqi Shia militia the US blamed for the attack on its embassy.
“The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, as cited by Reuters.
Al-Muhandis is the deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces, the umbrella group of Shia militias integrated into the Iraq’s armed forces, which was blamed for the siege of the US embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.
Al-Muhandis and Soleimani were apparently in a convoy traveling near the Baghdad airport when it was struck by multiple missiles. The PMF earlier confirmed the deaths of five of its members and two “guests.”
Reuters reported that the Pentagon has claimed responsibility for the strike, citing an unnamed US official.
In terms of significance, this is as if Iran assassinated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Iran is going to retaliate. Odds are very high this will spiral into a larger war.
America Last Neocons are already celebrating.