Another one bites the dust

I see, in a Jerusalem Post article reproduced in the Middle East Forum, that “Qasem Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 06.30.32Soleimani, the “shadow commander,” Israel’s “most dangerous enemy,” has been killed in Iraq alongside his key disciple Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. An airstrike near or at Baghdad International Airport targeted a motorcade with the men in it just days after their followers stormed the US Embassy compound and scrawled “Soleimani is our leader” on its walls. US President Donald Trump approved the airstrike. The Pentagon confirmed the US killed the Iranian Quds Force leader.

All I can say is “good shot,” and “well done” to the air-strike team.

It is not exactly clear who did the actual deed. The article says that “It is not known if the US acted alone or who else may be responsible for the airstrike. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called Middle East leaders in the last days to firm up support and discuss strategy.” It doesn’t matter, and I’m sure that all the Middle Eastern leaders are happy to let President Trump take the credit. What does matter is that …

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… and we, Canadians, must encourage the USA and our friends in the region to keep up the good work.

 

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