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CONFIRMED: Qassem Soleimani killed by U.S. in Baghdad

CONFIRMED: Qassem Soleimani killed by U.S. in Baghdad

Iran confirms the death of the man who was the architect of Iran’s war on America and Israel, who had the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands.

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, is the architect of Iran’s war on the West and Israel, including through Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist group.

There was an airstrike on a convoy of vehicles at Baghdad airport, and reportedly Soleimani was killed along with the leader of the Iraqi militia aligned with Iran.

There have been many rumors of Soleimani’s death before, but now Iraqi TV is reporting his death, via AP:

Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials said Friday that Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, has been killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport.

The officials said the strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.

Al-Jazeera reports:

Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias, also confirmed the deaths of Soleimani and Muhandis.

Two unnamed US officials told Reuters news agency that the US carried out the targeted airstrikes.

Sources from the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) earlier told Al Jazeera that the rockets destroyed two vehicles carrying “high profile guests”, who had arrived at the airport and were being escorted by a PMF public relations official.

Puts this Trump tweet in perspective:

I was hesitant, given the past history of unconfirmed rumors. to post this, but now that the mainstream media is all over it and politicians are commenting on it, consider this a place to keep updated.

As we await confirmation, it’s worth noting some of the preliminary criticism from Democrats and former Obama officials:


The death is confirmed by Iranian official media, via NY Times:

Iranian official news media confirmed that a powerful commander of its Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was killed in a strike on the Baghdad International Airport early Friday.

The Pentagon released this statement:

Trump’s first tweet after it was confirmed:


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BREAKING: US Marines have reportedly detained pro-Iran militia commanders in Iraq

    NGAREADER in reply to Leslie Eastman. | January 2, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    The Democrats will now want to add another Article of Impeachment.
    Trump kills peaceful religious leader in unprovoked attack.

    Whacked is better than detained.

    The tweets are from the same people that don’t understand why the military loves Trump (and HATED Obama). This is why.

    Because Trump isn’t a fucking pussy like the last 3 Presidents have been.

    Obama was a joke among the military rank and file. At the end of his 2nd term he had a 19% approval rating. That’s the lowest of any President EVER since they started polling the military.

    Why? Because he was an armchair pussy that wanted every action run through 3 layers of authorization and a lawyer before you could do anything.

    Obama would have bowed and scraped to Iran that OF COURSE he wasn’t accusing them of doing anything bad, here’s more money and please stop saying mean things, and please at least PRETEND you aren’t trying to get nukes.

    Trump levels sanctions on them and sends the clear message – you attack us you pay in blood. For way too long these scumbags have sat safe and secure in the belief that nobody would dare touch them no matter how many civilians they ordered killed.

Looks like George Clooney’s twin brother.

Comanche Voter | January 2, 2020 at 9:07 pm

Ah Little Ben Rhodes, the mental midget, and moral idiot is mouthing off again.

You know, if you are an Iranian military leader, you have no business in Iraq. For one thing diseases are contagious there, and you just might get a case of Hellfire missile in the ear—which will blow the top of your head off.

Fluffy Foo Foo | January 2, 2020 at 9:08 pm

If Iran responds, I guess we’ll respond back. We could obliterate their entire oil and gas industry. Maybe our intelligence in Iran shows the Quds is unpopular.

And if we can’t kill terrorists because they’re Iranian and some kind of big honcho, what the hell are we doing fighting terrorism at all?

    stevewhitemd in reply to Fluffy Foo Foo. | January 3, 2020 at 12:46 am

    We don’t need to obliterate their oil industry; we just need to take out the single refinery that generates all the gasoline they use domestically.

      Tom Servo in reply to stevewhitemd. | January 3, 2020 at 12:52 am

      Agreed – those people thinking that Iran is going to now start some major war don’t understand how incredibly vulnerable Iran’s economic structure is. If they give us the justification for an attack on their infrastructure, we have the ability to shut down the entire economy of Iran within 48 hours. Only one refinery, vulnerable power stations, oil export terminals – they could be broken easily.

        beagleEar in reply to Tom Servo. | January 3, 2020 at 2:21 am

        Or they do understand and are advocating for Iran. Recall in Britain at the start of WWII, some said it was hopeless, defense was useless, surrender, appeasement and accomodation were the best options. These were of course people who wanted the Fascist to win, it was a popular movement at the time. Every Western country has a proportion of domestic saboteurs who want to destroy from within. Obviously they don’t advertise themselves as such.

      Exactly. Just as Iran did last year through its proxies in attacking a Saudi refinery.

      Where are you getting a “single” gasoline refinery? They have multiple refineries, all could be destroyed in an hour.

      I can’t find how many produce petrol Vs other products.

“F” Rhodes, the horse he rode, and the rest of the former administration….

As another site stated, a couple of Hellfire are a lot cheaper than the cash Obama gave up…


Chris Murphy, barf. Try these:

“Did Iran, by shelling a US compound and killing an American and then storming the US Embassy in an attempted replay of the 1979 hostage crisis, knowingly set off a potential regional war?”

“Did Obama, by writing a check in excess of $100 billion dollars to fund Iranian terror and insurgency efforts across the Middle East, knowingly setup the conditions for escalating conflict and war in the Middle East?”

“Do Democrats including Kerry, by meeting With and encouraging the Iranians to wait out Trump encourage escalating violence in the Middle East that could spiral out of control?”

… and so on. There is no end of the counter points to these wimps who would kneel before the Iranians and never retaliate – while at the same time root for Trump to become embroiled in a new Middle East war in Syria, in Iran, anywhere they think he can – when Trump has shown that he truly does not want to become involved with new wars and has led the way in helping the Israelis and Saudis find footing against Iran.

Repulsive, the Dems are. And a pox on Bush and Obama for gifting us this mess in Iraq.

    zennyfan in reply to PrincetonAl. | January 2, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    And Chris Murphy, where were you when Obama executed (or caused to be executed):and American citizen and his teen-age son without congressional approval or any die process at all?

      Any American actively participating in a war against this country does not require due process of any sort to be killed – by drone strike, rifle fire, or up close and personal by a special forces soldier. His American citizenship has absolutely no effect on the President’s constitutional authority to prosecute a war and to kill enemy combatants in the AOR.

    NGAREADER in reply to PrincetonAl. | January 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Obama didn’t write any check. He gave them a boatload of actual cash.
    Much harder to trace that way.

A tidbit from someone more versed on the situation:

“I can’t understate how major this is. Not just a moment in US-Iran relations, but a major global event. People comparing this to killing Osama Bin Laden don’t know what they’re talking about. This is way more significant. Equivalent to another country killing US Vice-President”.

I guess that attacking the US Embassy in Iraq is turning out to be the anti-Benghazi, as advertised.

You would have thought the smart set would have figured out the Trump Doctrine already: Talk loudly (to distract) and carry a YUGE stick.

    Fluffy Foo Foo in reply to Leslie Eastman. | January 2, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    I’m not actually sure this that big a deal, but this isn’t like some nation killing the US Vice-President. Vice-Presidents aren’t playing general in foreign countries and leading terrorism attacks the world over.

    Seriously, all we just did was kill a famous pirate. This is more like Spain trying to kill Sir Francis Drake way back in the day. Now we get to see if Iranians want to die for their most famous privateer.

    We’ll kill more Iranians, if they respond with more violence.

      More like the Secretary of State. Someone really important.

        Tom Servo in reply to RodFC. | January 3, 2020 at 12:48 am

        I think a much more appropriate analogy is the targeting of Yamamoto in the South Pacific. The Japanese High Command was never able to effectively replace him.

          Barry in reply to Tom Servo. | January 3, 2020 at 1:13 am

          Yes, exactly. The intelligence told us where Yamamoto was headed as intelligence did here. The US made the decision to take him out as they did here. Equivalent both in manner of death and level of importance.

        txvet2 in reply to RodFC. | January 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm

        Speaking of which, isn’t it just about the right time to arrest Kerry for running his own foreign policy? AKA treason?

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to txvet2. | January 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm

          It’s called the Logan Act. They wrapped up LTG Flynn on that one. Maybe a couple of FBI guys could pay Kerry a visit and see if he makes a misstatement of fact on, well, anything, and if not, then doctor the notes of the conversation a couple of months latter.

      Since Sir Francis Drake was THE biggest foundational block for what became the British Empire, his assassination would have been spectacularly huge. And since Soleimani was the architect and thus, keystone to the military power structure that enables Ayatollahs to mouth off and murder people, his assassination was probably bigger than killing a US VP. This is YUGE!

      Iran is now in turmoil (the best kind of oil for them). Crippled economy, restless natives in the streets, military in disarray…. facing an angry America that is ready to fight a war TO WIN! This isn’t a phony “shock and awe” display. This is for real. And it doesn’t look like we are waiting for their next move. What to do, what to do, eh Ayatollah?

      More interesting, let’s see how the EU and Russia respond. This is a pivotal moment for many world players.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 3, 2020 at 9:19 am

        More interesting, let’s see how the EU and Russia respond.

        The EU will condemn Pres. Trump and the United States for killing Soleimani as the EU has been a significant trading partner with Iran since sanctions were reimposed and this might affect their trade agreements. And Russia? I”m betting Putin stays silent on the matter and allows the United States to deal with the Iranian mess.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Fluffy Foo Foo. | January 3, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Hear! Hear! Fluffy Foo Foo.

      SPOT ON on all your points!

    Then use the “stick” when appropriate..??

    This one, he fights.

      rangered in reply to Andy. | January 3, 2020 at 7:18 am

      Excellent. Lincoln was able to ignore Sam Grant’s personal flaws just as the voters overlook some of DJT’s.

And the Festivus miracles keep coming.

This had to be the will of their Allah.

Dead, again.

BONUS ROUND: “Also killed was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of Kata’ib Hezbollah. Muhandis was a leading figure in the recent riots attacking the US Embassy in Baghdad.”

Trump’s Benghazi, indeed.

Calling this an assassination implies it was an illicit killing. But then the Dems are shopping for more bogus impeachment bait.

I think killing the bastard was a great tactical move.

    daniel_ream in reply to Demonized. | January 2, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Given that this a legal site, can someone help a Canadian reader out: I know Congress has to authorize declarations of war, and ISTR there’s an outstanding prohibition on outright assassinating foreign heads of state, but beyond that what is the legal authorization for the President to command an action like this? Is this considered retaliation for the US Embassy attack? Or is there a some kind of existing state of hostilities between Iran and the US that Trump is simply escalating?

      Notanymore in reply to daniel_ream. | January 2, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      President has a Congressional Authorization.

      On September i8, 2001, after negotiation with the President and significant discussion, Congress authorized the President to:
      [U]se all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided
      the terrorist attacks that occurred on September ii, 2001, or harbored
      such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations
      or persons.

      This Authorization has never been revoked.

        Tom Servo in reply to Notanymore. | January 3, 2020 at 12:55 am

        I know some Brits who like to point out that under our current rules, the US President has more war making power than any English King ever had, even the Warrior Kings back in the bad old days.

          mailman in reply to Tom Servo. | January 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

          I think the warrior Kings probably had it slightly easier back in the day given they could also execute anyone who sided with the enemy (like the media today).

      gospace in reply to daniel_ream. | January 2, 2020 at 11:37 pm

      That and reports are that the recently deceased responsible for the recent attack on U.S. territory, to whit, the U.S. embassy.

      If you direct an attack at another nation’s territory – you’re fair game.

      ConradCA in reply to daniel_ream. | January 2, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Self defense. This evil scum was responsible for the deaths of numerous US soldiers. He no doubt organized the militia who attacked one of our bases killing an American. Furthermore, Iran has promised to attack our country, striking first is self defense.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to ConradCA. | January 3, 2020 at 10:08 am

        Yes, self-defense, no different than the Texas Church Congregation shooting down their Terrorist Invader this past Sunday!

        “Now let us all sing that sacred hymn
        ‘Praise the Lord, and Pass the Ammunition.'”

      Fluffy Foo Foo in reply to daniel_ream. | January 3, 2020 at 12:24 am

      It’s grounded in the common law too… the defense of others.

      beagleEar in reply to daniel_ream. | January 3, 2020 at 2:17 am

      Let’s see:
      I”m no lawyer, but let’s look at what this austere, errr, revered leader was up to.

      Commander of a militia that had just attacked a US base
      Acting as a terrorist: Not in an official capacity as an officer of Iran, but in a 3rd country to attack said US base with through terrorist proxy.
      Appears to be in the process of executing a coup against a recognized government which has ties to the US.
      and if that’s not enough
      Leader of a designated terrorist organization, and thus a fully lawful target anywhere, at any time, by any means.

      Would you rather we launch a counterstrike on the entire Iranian military-industrial-propaganda machinery, which would kill Cthulu knows how many low-level Iranians while the leaders either hide in bunkers or such out to achieve martyrdom, the last option chose if they’re old, diseased or about to be executed for raping the wrong boy.

Ben Rhodes now has a “based on a true story” script that he can bring to Obama to produce for Netflix. Maybe he can bring on fellow fabulist Adam Schiff to co-author.

I’m just going to leave this here.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Valerie. | January 3, 2020 at 10:12 am

    “Iran’s external security agency?”

    What the Heck?

    Oh, TERRORIST ORGANIZATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fluffy Foo Foo | January 2, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Some Iraqis are celebrating this asshole pirate’s death.

Conservative Beaner | January 2, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Soleimani, many of your victims are clapping as the demons haul your ass to hell. May you rot there for eternity asshole.

Someone should really to wellness checks on John Kerry and Valerie Jarrett.

    Since it is okay to use unnamed sources, an unnamed source told me the Kerry is assuring the Ayatollah that Trump is not going to be President much longer so be patient. It’s all good. Cue James Taylor.

Iranian Hadi al-Amiri, a Muslim Shiite terrorist leading a Jihad attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, visited the Hussein White House in 2011..

this had to happen–obama fostered the idea of harming americans without consequence via his ” apology tours ” and pallets of cash, etc–terrorists were emboldened to attack americans and other innocents with impunity as they were confident that obama(or clinton)would do nothing but continue their treasonous apology/appeasment/bribery bs–more jealous of their power than concerned with the lives and security of american citizens–POTUS just sent them a message in real time

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to texansamurai. | January 3, 2020 at 10:15 am


    Those Terrorists knew which side Barrack and Hilary were Buttered on…..cause the Terrorists buttered them themselves with Big Buck kickbacks!!!!!!!!!!

RIP. Rest in piss.

Here’s to the end of the line for ayatollahs. Fire them up, behead and disembowel them. Offer the civilians an opportunity to purge the beast and restore democracy

    txvet2 in reply to NotKennedy. | January 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I get the sentiment, but in that part of the world the more likely result is that the strongest warlord will become a dictator.

So time to use this as the opportunity to use what ever force to take out any Tech that supports their Nuclear goals.

My choice would be Glass Parking Lots. Especially around Oil and Gas properties.

Good. I have strong reason to believe that the head of security for the Green Zome was really working for this guy.

The militias never would have gotten into the GZ if Aboudi didn’t have his men open the gates. There is video of it

The only downside is his death was too quick. Burn in hell, savage!

Iraqi Aboudi was captured by Iran during the war and they turned him. He served in with Amiri, Obama’s WH guest, in the. Badr Corps. Another Iran-backed Iraqi militia.

It’s a good night to be an American.

Pray for Trump’s safety….and for all US and Israeli citizens. Enemies both foreign and domestic (I’ll include press and politicians) have been served notice.

This is Yamamoto territory here. Strong move. So many dead because of this man and finally someone did something . Actually pre-emptive in many ways.

But it is an asymmetric warfare and soft targets abound. Keep your powder dry.

Awww, one less invitee to Obama’s dinner parties eh…

“some people did something”

May his rats obama, jarrett and kerry soon join him.

Perceptive AB. Preemptive indeed. Right now we are the only thing stopping Iran from rolling through Syria and linking up with Hezbollah. Who run Lebanon. That would give them direct access to the Med plus they’d be right on Israel’s borders. Don’t know if they would do it given there problems at home. But they could if we weren’t there.

Pretty sure killing an enemy officer in a war zone isn’t “assassination.”

Given past Iranian attacks on U.S. embassies, I don’t use the word “war” lightly, either.

Comanche Voter | January 3, 2020 at 12:28 am

For our Canadian friend who was worried about whether Trump needed some sort of declaration of war from Congress before blowing some militant foreigner up—both Obama and Trump have done quite a bit of that. If you can get accurate, timely intelligence about the whereabouts of some Jidahist, ISIS, or other general Mujaheedin jerk, you’d naturally like to take the opportunity to send him off to his 72 virgins.

Obama in particular liked to use a Hellfire missile to do the job. Assuming that your intelligence is good enough that you can stick that missile in the target’s ear, you tend to minimize blowback. You don’t have US troops on the ground, so they’re not going to take any casualties if a fire fight were to develop. There’s also less “collateral damage”–you don’t have troops tromping all over and shooting things up. And if you miss–well there’s always another day.

Obama’s military people used a lot of Hellfire missiles. He sorta showed Trump the way–although Obama also liked to use pallet loads of cash in hundred dollar or smaller denominations.

    alaskabob in reply to Comanche Voter. | January 3, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Just wondering….US intelligence, Israeli intelligence or both? This really helped Israel also. Another reason for the Left to claim Trump is anti-Semitic !

    I would favor Israeli agents in Iran passed on word to Jerusalem and on to us about travel plans. We would have better assets to whack the general in Iraq.

    All of this mess started with Carter. “Peace through weakness”.

Oh to be a fly on the wall in Bibi’s ranks right now.

If he’s such a bad ass, he must have a hell of an immunity to Mossad motorcycles and explosives.

    Andy in reply to Andy. | January 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t understand the down votes… why didn’t Israel give this guy a dirt nap before this?

    It’s like we’re dunking on their home court.

Soleimani had been very successful at putting people he trusts in places where they can do him the most good. Like Aboudi. Iran has compromised much of the Iraqi govt. Al-Amiri is in parliament. I don’t know high the rot goes but high.

They are deathly afraid we’ll install an interim govt and ruin everything.

WaPo: “Airstrike at Baghdad airport kills Iran’s most revered military leader, Qasem Soleimani, Iraqi state television reports.”

Note to revered Iranian military leaders: if you want to remain alive and revered, stay home in Iran.

Just the other day the Financial Times of London was saying that Trump’s policies were helping Mr. Soleimani in his quest to be the next president of Iran. That aged well…

Compare and contrast:

Under Obama, four Americans including our Ambassador are brutally murdered in Benghazi, no help comes, and the man behind it sits outside a cafe in Tripoli and laughs.

Under Trump, the US embassy in Baghdad is attacked, the facility is immediately reinforced, the attackers flee, and a major Jihadist commander AND Iranian general are whacked.

It’s now being reported Soleimani was entering Iraq to lead a coup against and overthrow the current Iraqi government, with a view toward installing a pro-Irani government in its place. If so, they got him just in the nick of time.

We (finally!) have a CinC who understands the military concept and application of “reprisal”. And about damned time!

Iran has been at war with the US, officially, since 1979.

All those “illegal” “war crimes” comments by reporters quoted above are nonsense.

This was a legit target.

Trump is like Michael Corleone. “Tonight we settle all the family’s business.” Feras Kilali and Naem Qasr were killed in airstrike in Lebanon. Kilali was 2nd to Nasrallah in Hezbollah’s hierarchy while Qasm was the “deputy leader.” I always thought those were the same. But Arabic is a difficult language.

TBH this could have been the Israellys but I just liked the image of Trump as the Godfather.

How do you think the WaPo will describe them? Devoted family men?

Iraqi people celebrating now in Tahrir Square, #Baghdad after news of Qassem Suleimani’s killing.#Iraq #Iran

— Sara Assaf (@SaraAssaf) January 3, 2020

Remeber this? January 2007
“In perhaps the boldest and most sophisticated attack in four years of warfare, gunmen speaking English, wearing U.S. military uniforms and carrying American weapons abducted four U.S. soldiers last week at the provincial headquarters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala and then shot them to death. The U.S. military confirmed a report earlier Friday by The Associated Press that three of the soldiers were dead and one was mortally wounded with a gunshot to the head when they were found in a neighboring province, about 25 miles from the compound where they were captured. A fifth soldier was killed in the initial attack on the compound.”

That was Qassem Soleimani.

Esmail Ghaani

Ghaani was appointed Commander of the Quds Force by Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei on 3 January 2020

smalltownoklahoman | January 3, 2020 at 6:27 am

Iran got it’s nose bloodied last night, good! This sends a strong message to Iran that while Trump is President they had better not mess with the U.S.!

Democrats are now yelling, “How dare you.” to President Trump as he takes out Irans top terrorist by sending a pallet of 72 virgins.

Wiseweds, possibly. I said in an earlier comment they are deathly afraid we will do just that. So maybe they thought they needed to beat us to the punch.

I wonder how the Iranian people will react to this. Wasn’t the Quds Force responsible for killing many of the protesters in Iran recently?

If that reporting is true, how much you wanna bet the next guy offered the job of heading a new Iraqi Gov’t thinks twice about taking it.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Arminius. | January 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

    You actually believe the “next guy” given that job is going to have a choice in the matter? I highly doubt it. I’m guessing we’ll see a series of people appointed and disappeared over the next weeks/months as Iran desperately attempts to find someone to replace Soleimani. This isn’t going to be pretty.

It’s easy to say, Israeli intelligence, but Iran has got to be asking who and how.

Interestingly, the New York Times ran an article hours before, that speculated on this scenario.

So did Iran just assume that no one had the guts to do this?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Petrushka. | January 3, 2020 at 9:32 am

    So did Iran just assume that no one had the guts to do this?

    Yes, after the disastrous appeasement that went on during the eight years of the Obama administration Iran simply didn’t think anyone had the balls to do anything to them. But Iran’s leadership forgot one major fact – Obama isn’t in office any longer. And the rest is history.

The vile Dhimmi-crats — right on cue — are predictably castigating Trump for killing yet another Muslim “austere religious scholar.”

Seems the only time these reprobates show grief is when Muslim terrorists who’ve murdered innocents of all nationalities, meet a just demise.

And just like that Democrats are back to hating wars.

Khamenei has got to know that Trump has no plans to go down the chain of command in any future retaliatory actions.

BiteYourTongue | January 3, 2020 at 9:03 am

Democrats are in mourning. Asking, couldn’t we have just sent them more money.

Paul, Viator said earlier Iranians are celebrating in Tahrir square. The IRGC of which Quds is a part have massacred their own people. Quds is supposed to operate outside Iran but who knows. But since he’s IRGC they hate them all.

Iran likes to bring in Hezbollah for these jobs. They are Lebanese so they don’t care about Iranians. Iranians describe them as massive like they spend all day lifting weights, high on drugs, and vicious.

Mailman, all I know is they were both riding in the same car and it was outside Beirut. Makes sense. You wouldn’t want to do this inside a city if you can help it.

Whoever did this had their itinerary. Must have been the Israelis.

Russians are probably having a party with dancing and vodka. The EU is likely calling many meetings to draft a sternly worded letter.

Disagree with the assassinated designation. This waste of oxygen was a commander of a designated terrorist organization killed in the immediate aftermath of an attack that constitutes an act of war against our embassy.

He was not there as an Iranian official, he was there as a terrorist. If Iran claims he was acting in an official capacity, it is causus belli. Does Iran have the stomach for that after having been reminded that Obama is not commanding anymore?

Absent Iran claiming him officially, he’s just another terrorist leader that forgot who he was attacking, and paid the price. Bonus that we got another terrorist commander, who was escorting him. Twofer.

I didn’t notice your comment from yesterday, mailman.

You caught. I lied about the video.

Or here is another possibility. My computer shit the bed and I am commenting from my android phone which doesn’t give me the ability to even bookmark a video let alone insert a link.

I am selling my house. It closes on the 8th and the movers come on the 10th. Too damn busy until I am outta here to go computer shopping.

BTW. Do you have any idea how irritating these tiny little on-screen keys are? I have maybe a 60% chance of hitting the right key if I really concentrate.

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