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Killing Soleimani Was the Moral Response to Genocide
algemeiner.com ^ | 01/06/2020 | Shmuley Boteach

Posted on 01/06/2020 1:36:56 PM PST by BenLurkin

While many Iranian officials have threatened genocide, Qassem Soleimani was actually tasked with it.

As an architect of Bashar Assad’s genocidal war against the Syrian people, he was one of the most guilty men on earth. As the Godfather of Iran’s global terror network, he was also one of the most dangerous.

His terror world tour was finally cut short last Friday by a precision airstrike, in what was arguably President Trump’s boldest and most presidential move thus far. Soleimani was identified only by his hand, itself identified by a red-stone ring he was known to wear.

Soleimani was the cold-blooded commander of Iran’s hot-blooded Quds Force. Named after Jerusalem, which its officers swear to liberate, this special-ops directorate was responsible for subverting Iran’s enemies while extending the Islamic revolutionary influence throughout the world. During his years at its helm, Soleimani earned a reputation for covertly killing rivals, coordinating violent attacks, and arming, training, and directing Iran’s proxy legions throughout the Middle East.

Most importantly, Soleimani was the man responsible for Iran’s operations in Syria, which he oversaw in person through dozens of visits. His goal: to keep Assad in power at any human cost.

Directing thousands of Iranian and Hezbollah soldiers “spread out across the entire country,” Soleimani was said by one American defense official in 2013 to have been “running the war [in Syria] himself.”

In the end, Assad would maintain his throne as more than half a million Syrians were brutally murdered, barrel-bombed, disappeared, tortured, or even incinerated in the longest and largest genocide of our century.

Soleimani, more so than perhaps any other man on earth with the exception of Assad himself, directed the offensives that incurred those shocking tolls.

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TOPICS: Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/06/2020 1:36:56 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“” “” As an architect of Bashar Assad’s genocidal war against the Syrian people, he was one of the most guilty men on earth.”” “”

Oh-ah. Al-Qaeda and ISIS he fought against weren’t a problem... I see.


2 posted on 01/06/2020 1:43:47 PM PST by NorseViking
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To: BenLurkin

You really need a program to keep up with the players in the Middle East.


3 posted on 01/06/2020 1:45:49 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

I have no issue with ensuring Syria has full control over its territory.

Non sequitur by the author.


4 posted on 01/06/2020 1:52:15 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BenLurkin

Assad was not committing genocide, that was being done by Assad’s opponents, who were sponsored by Obama, the Saudis and Turks


5 posted on 01/06/2020 2:01:41 PM PST by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: blueunicorn6

Not really. The layout is quite simple unless you are getting your information from mainstream media.
Although media narrative makes it look even simplier but in a twisted deceptive way.


6 posted on 01/06/2020 2:16:30 PM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

Yes.....

Hmmmmm.....

I see......

Whodee! Whodee! Whodee!


7 posted on 01/06/2020 2:28:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

Was this from the “ISIS times”? You know, the ISIS paper of record?


8 posted on 01/06/2020 2:58:37 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: BenLurkin

Democrats and celebs are all for genocide.


9 posted on 01/06/2020 3:11:04 PM PST by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....)
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To: BenLurkin

Gross misunderstanding of the Syrian situation. Assad was the architect of his war on his own people, which was unnecessarily brutal (but fell short of genocide). Iran, through Soleimani and his Quds Force used Hezbollah to reinforce and support Assad. Continuing the mullah’s policy of fighting to the last Arab in pursuit of regional dominance.

However, Russia was the key to Assad’s victory. Iran bled Hezbollah dry and still could not win Assad’s war. They showed that they lacked the capability to have a strategic impact. Assad then turned to his father’s old patron, Russia. Who could and did provide the decisive edge through airpower and other support.

Syria was an Iranian failure, not a success. Assad appreciates Iran’s support, but owes his survival to Russia.


10 posted on 01/06/2020 4:25:16 PM PST by drop 50 and fire for effect ("Work relentlessly, accomplish much, remain in the background, and be more than you seem.")
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11 posted on 01/10/2020 11:01:24 AM PST by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: BenLurkin

The warfare in the ME wasn’t as prevalent prior to 1978. Something occurred during that time that changed that status.


12 posted on 01/11/2020 12:33:25 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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