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Old 03-01-2020, 11:15   #1
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Exclamation U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

BREAKING: The Pentagon has confirmed, US forces have killed a top Iranian general in a drone airstrike on Baghdad airport - an attack that marks a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran.

Pentagon also confirms the strike was ordered by U.S President Donald Trump, in retaliation for storming U.S Embassy in Iraq earlier this week.

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Iran immediately threatened a "crushing revenge" for the assassination in Iraq of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East.

The Pentagon confirmed US forces had killed the general, a revered figure in the region, on Friday.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:34   #2
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

As was foretold...

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Old 03-01-2020, 11:49   #3
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

What a stupid meme.

So earlier this week, you expect, an Iranian sponsored attack on a US. Embassy to go unchallenged Hugh?
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

What was an Iranian General doing in Iraq? That alone made him a fair target.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

From an Iranian citizen:

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A month ago IRGC killed 1500 peaceful protesters in Iran and demanded money from the families to return the bodies for burial. This is a pleasant scene to watch for us Iranian ppl. #Soleimani
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

Judging by the amount of hardware being ferried to the gulf over the past couple of days it’s all going off. Haven’t seen this much activity since Desert Storm.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

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Lots of people crying "war war war" over the recent strike by the United States against Iran. We are not that concerned. Contrary-wise, we feel there may be more covert/proxy action rather than a frontal assault. But war is not on the horizon now. #Relax
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

Killing another country's top general would conventionally be an act of war, it is quite the escalation. Iran isn't going to start a war over it because this is the United States but it is a big moment.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

Seeing lots of Iranians posting in Arabic on Social media, probably living in Iraq, as Iran controls it’s internet, celebrating in jubilation.
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Killing another country's top general would conventionally be an act of war, it is quite the escalation. Iran isn't going to start a war over it because this is the United States but it is a big moment.
And an Iranian General being in Iraq uninvited isn't an act of war?
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

Trump designated the IRGC a terrorist organisation last year so in the eyes of the president and no doubt the joint chiefs he was fair game.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

More interestingly, Russia is an ally of Iran, they have been relatively silent on this, the sheer boldness by the U.S, probably the element of surprise has flabbergasted them for now.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

There's been a constant stream of C17 and C5 heavy transport aircraft ferrying kit from the US to the Med and the Gulf. They seem to be dropping off in Jordan and Kuwait and coming back for more. These flights are normal but not on this scale.

A train of KC-135 tankers left Mildenhall for the Med at first light this morning so it looks like the majority of the 48FW residents at Lakenheath (F-15 Strike Eagles) have made their way down there before any of the spotters have rolled out of bed.

Last night a couple of AC130 Gunships were making their way in and a few other bits and bobs you don't often see.

Belt and braces eh.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

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There's been a constant stream of C17 and C5 heavy transport aircraft ferrying kit from the US to the Med and the Gulf. They seem to be dropping off in Jordan and Kuwait and coming back for more. These flights are normal but not on this scale.

A train of KC-135 tankers left Mildenhall for the Med at first light this morning so it looks like the majority of the 48FW residents at Lakenheath (F-15 Strike Eagles) have made their way down there before any of the spotters have rolled out of bed.

Last night a couple of AC130 Gunships were making their way in and a few other bits and bobs you don't often see.

Belt and braces eh.
Hope the Iranians haven't read this Peter, you've given them some top intel. The FBI will be on to you!

Must be an election coming if there's a war in the offing... How predictable, its the only card Trump has left. Shame politicians reckon lives are dispensible for their own political careers. It was the same with Blair, Bush and Thatcher.
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Re: U.S Assassinates Top Iranian General

What this also demonstrates is the background intelligence needed to know where and when this individual could be targeted and also the precision munitions used to achieve it.

Here is his 4WD. Note how only it is destroyed, nothing else. Even the palms still have their fronds.



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