Thursday, January 2, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: US kills Iranian General in Baghdad: EXTREMELY dangerous development in the Middle East (UPDATES COMING IN)

FILE PHOTO: Head of the Iranian Quds Force Qassem Soleimani 
(center) attending a meeting of Revolutionary Guard's 
commanders in Tehran. ©  AFP / Khamenei.IR

Almost every year there is a horrific event in Iran around this time of year. Sometimes it's an earthquake sometimes its a targeted assassination.  This time it is the latter.  I believe it has something to do with religious desecration but don't know enough about the Shia sect of Islam to be sure.  But it is always "punishment/provocation".  This year it is an extreme provocation that is aimed at starting a hot war in the Middle East.  And why not?  Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump are under threat of impeachment/conviction on their domestic turf.  The war on indigenous tribes in Syia has been shot to hell and USrael is in danger of being squeezed out of the lucrative oil fields that it has been thieving from.  Why NOT start a war????!!!!  Here are the details of this "ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand"-style event that took place in Baghdad this evening as reported by the Saker:

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The Telegram channel of RIA News reports that the US has claimed that it was responsible for that attack.

So far, PressTV has NOT confirmed the death of Soleimani but other media outlets have.

IF he is really dead, then the likely scenario is the following one:

BEGIN 100% SPECULATION
Trump threatened Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that there is nothing the US could do, and just to prove him wrong, the US murdered Soleimani. Of course, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meant that there is nothing *effective* which the US could do. He clearly did not have a cowardly assassination in mind. As for Uncle Shmuel, he now can see that he “showed the Ayatollahs” how invincible the Empire is. And to hell with the consequences.
END 100% SPECULATION.

Now back to the attack itself.

Frankly, I was hoping that Trump and/or Netanyahu had enough brains NOT to claim the attack, whether they did it or not. And, sure enough, it now appears that the US did make that claim.

Now there is only one question left: can the Iranians let this murder go unpunished?

Maybe. But I can’t imagine that they will.

Next, no matter HOW the Iranians retaliate, the US will use that as a pretext to attack Iran.

Right now, it is 01:46 GMT and it is much too early to call this as many of the key facts are missing...."

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Greencrow says:
  I'm going to post this now as "Breaking News" but then will use this post as a "live" thread to post updates.  My initial reaction is for Iran to do nothing.  Do nothing and say nothing.

Then the entire provocation will blow over like all the others.  When you are winning the war...don't get suckered in by the losers into risking your victory.  All the Iranians have to do to continue winning is to hold tight.  The Rooskies will advise them to do just that I'm sure.

UPDATE:  6:37 PM pst:  - The assassination of the Iranian General is the latest provocation of several recently, including the False Flag bombing of the Iraqi national guard militia the other day.  This wanton murder of the official Iraqi troops provoked a huge demonstration in front of the USrael Embassy in Baghdad.  USrael blamed the demonstration of Iraqis against the USraelis on the Iranians...saying that the Iranians had put the Iraqis up to it.  This was a primal insult to Iraq...as if the Iraq people did not have enough national pride to be offended at the murder of their own soldiers!  But, liars will lie.  It's the only way they know how to communicate.

We are and have for years been dealing with certified psychos with the USraelis.  When you're dealing with psychos, you cannot allow them to yank your chains every time they have their backs against the wall.  Iran should hold tight--like they have time and time again--and just let the Israelis continue to run out of water in their own pathetic patch of borderless, stolen land.  That is all they really have to do.  Nature takes care of friendless psychos.

Readers are invited to post links, updates and comments on this topic.

UPDATE:  6:54 PM pst  So far, PressTV the official news outlet of Iran is reporting the incident but not any reaction from the Iranian government.  It is absolutely essential that cooler heads prevail at this time.  Remember, we're dealing with desperate psychos.

UPDATE: 9:31 PM pst Here is a response from the Iranian government:

BREAKING
(The story is being updated...)
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says those who assassinated IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani must await a vigorous revenge.
and Here:

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), have been killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

The IRGC announced in a statement on Friday morning that Major General Soleimani and al-Muhandis were martyred in the attack carried out by US helicopters.

Greencrow notes:  Overlooked in the shock of the first announcement is the fact that a very senior Iraqi military leader was also killed.  Now, shouldn't that result [at the very least] in the Iraqi government ordering the USraelis to leave???!!! The psycho jerk-offs are very much more insane and desperate than they ever were at the illegal outset of the War on Iraq...and believe me they were very insane then.

bbl

4 comments:

RickB said...

Thanks for the post.

Funny, but not, just heard the report from Tucker Carlson,the only sane voice on MSM TV. Tucker advised that it was a dangerous escalation, unwise, and it's being cheered on by the same neocons that brought us the Iraq war.

After Carlson, Hannity was cheerleading the event... as I suspect the rest of the FOX talking heads will do.

I wonder if they'll take Carlson off the air... a la Phil Donahue in the lead up, jingoing up, for the Iraq war.

Tomorrow I work a gun show for the weekend. No doubt, all will be cheerleading Trump's resolve... like bulls following the feints of the bull fighter's cape.

greencrow said...

Hi RickB

Tucker Carlson is the only US media talking head with any brains. Yes, they probably will fire him....for "national security reasons".

Anonymous said...

Northern has kept saying they are winning for a few years now
But they are still there????
You call that winning???
Iran is not an enemy
It is a social experiment like North Korea is
I think I commented on Northern's site at the beginning
Reading his or pennies comments is like listening to mainstream
Just entertainment
It gives soldiers
I mean pawns something to do
I mean cmon
You have all these brave soldiers
I mean sacrificial pawns
You have to do something with them
It will be ten years later and you people will still be typing about this sickness
It means the same thing when we killed Iraq top commanders
Pr Afgan top leaders
NUTHIN

Penny said...

HI GC

I'm going to link your post in with mine from this morning..
This isn't good. Expected, but, not good.
US troops aren't going anywhere- they are present to tear Iraq apart