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US gave clearance to Israel to assassinate Iranian general Suleimani, report claims
Daily Sabah ^ | 1/2/18

Posted on 01/03/2018 12:03:51 AM PST by LibWhacker

The United States has allegedly given Israel permission to assassinate a top Iranian special forces commander who was the mastermind behind Tehran's military operations across the Middle East, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday.

General Qassem Suleimani has served as the commander of the Quds Force - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations division - for 20 years, and has been considered as one of the most powerful and controversial military figures by Western governments.

Suleimani is also a controversial figure in the Middle East, especially among Sunnis, due to the human rights violations committed by Iran-backed Shiite militia groups in Syria and Iraq.

Quoting an unnamed source in Jerusalem, the newspaper said a deal was struck quietly between the U.S.and Israel after coming to the agreement that Suleimani was "a threat to the two countries' interests in the region."

The source also said that a similar plan by Israel had been thwarted three years ago after the U.S. warned Iran about an attempt to assassinate Suleimani near Damascus. The incident "sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses," the report said.

There has been no reaction to the report from Jerusalem or Washington as of yet.

The news comes after Trump noticeably upped his rhetoric against Iran and its current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in recent weeks.

The U.S. leader has also been very vocal on Twitter about the protests across Iran since they erupted last week.

On Monday, he said it was "time for change" in Iran and that the country's people were "hungry" for freedom.

Earlier this month, Pompeo also said he'd sent a letter to Suleimani, warning him that the U.S. would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assassinate; clearance; israel; suleimani

1 posted on 01/03/2018 12:03:51 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Twitter is saying that guy has been dead for a while.


2 posted on 01/03/2018 12:07:08 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: LibWhacker

This story must have been posted half a dozen times already.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 12:09:21 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

I did search. It’s not a duplicate posting.


4 posted on 01/03/2018 12:16:34 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: dynoman

According to Wiki, he’s still alive and kicking.


5 posted on 01/03/2018 12:20:28 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

That is a very dangerous leak for both Israeli and US leadership. I assume that leak is treason. Who mdi leak that. We need Jeffy rip van sessions( but he is sleeping_).


6 posted on 01/03/2018 12:57:14 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: LibWhacker

letb me give you some Saudi Sunni human rights violations and you give me who we are going to kill there. 1. 911 3000 died in the WTC buildings. 2. every act by al quada since they are sponsored and paid by the saudi family 3. every act of issis since they are sponsored and paid for by the Saudi family. What did this general do to us? Isnt he pretty dear down the line for state sponsored assassination —like way down the list?
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7 posted on 01/03/2018 1:03:41 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: LibWhacker
Yeah if you believe the Iranian government. He was critically wounded and need a brain surgeon in 2015 but the government said he was doing great. Ok.

Separately why would Israel need a green light from us?? That doesn't make sense.

8 posted on 01/03/2018 2:02:50 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: raiderboy

The treason was when Obama tipped off the Iranians 3 years ago. The entire Iran deal only makes sense if Obama is a Muslim or is getting a Billion from the Iranians for selling out America. Either way he’s treasonous scum.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 3:20:10 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: raiderboy
That is a very dangerous leak for both Israeli and US leadership. I assume that leak is treason. Who mdi leak that.

Ain't I cute?


10 posted on 01/03/2018 3:49:24 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Psephomancers for Hillary!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

insha'Allah


11 posted on 01/03/2018 3:52:29 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Psephomancers for Hillary!)
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To: dynoman

Is this report even true? Is there a fake “dossier” from foreign sources on this one too? Israel has its share of Hillary loving leftists too.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 4:27:41 AM PST by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: LibWhacker

What’s worse: Someone decided it was a good idea to publish this. Jeez...


13 posted on 01/03/2018 4:28:55 AM PST by jimjohn (2nd American Civil War: ongoing since January 20, 2017.)
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To: raiderboy

In case you missed it and you did. .saudi arabia is an American friend and strong ally in the war against Iran

Your pathetic whine was never true.

BTW....... do you feel comfortable when they haul out the rattlesnakes in your church sanctuary on sunday morning?


14 posted on 01/03/2018 4:33:11 AM PST by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)
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To: jimjohn

This will give the Iranian people encouragement to fight.


15 posted on 01/03/2018 4:53:53 AM PST by txhurl (Banana Republicans, as far as the eye can see)
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To: LibWhacker

out of curiosity, why would they an okay from us???


16 posted on 01/03/2018 10:37:39 AM PST by maine-iac7 ( Christian is as Christian does mt-h)
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To: Thibodeaux

every word is absolute truth. Prince Bandar and his wife paid for pilot training for the sunni pilots. Osama bin laden was a house of Saud family member with full funding— never with drawn. The hijackers and handlers made over 200 phone calls to the Saudi embassy in Washington DC before 911. My source is the now public 27 pages of the 911 commission report regarding the co conspiracy on 911 between the hijacker and the governing family in Saudi Arabia ( Prince Bandar and his lovely wife) the chief exporter on al qaeda ans isis terrorism in the World. What is your source to the contrary of these absolute facts? Just google it, We should be on the side of iran in annihilating saudi arabia Sunnis.Why are we living a lie? because of big oil — that is why.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 10:56:58 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: LibWhacker

Why the heck would Israel need “clearance” from the U.S. or anyone else to take out a threat?


18 posted on 01/03/2018 11:19:32 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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