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Avenging Soleimani: Iran Identifies Possible American Targets

This is from the regime-friendly Mehr News Agency in Iran. The Iranian government is explicitly talking about how–not if–it will avenge the U.S. drone attack that took the life of Gen. Qasem Soleimani last January. Like him or not, Soleimani was instrumental in three Iranian military victories in recent years. That’s why Iran is keen...


The Case for Attacking Pro-Iranian Militias in Iraq

In the wake of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the United States faces the issue of what to do with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of Iraq. The PMF are a veritable deep state in Iraq destabilizing the country and threatening U.S. forces The PMF includes dozens of Iraqi Shia...

John R. Bolton

Bolton Pushed Soleimani’s Assassination Last June

National Security adviser John Bolton pushed for the assassination of Iranian Gen Qassem Soleimani last summer, according to U.S. officials cited by NBC News.  In a break with past U.S. policy, Bolton recommend killing the Iranian general whose battlefield successes had disturbed U.S. policymakers worried about growing Iranian influence in the region.  After Iran shot...

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