Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Soleimani

Most recents (24)

It's finally here!
I'm extremely excited to announce that my book "Iranian-Saudi Rivalry since 1979: In the Words of Kings & Clerics" has been published by @BloomsburyBooks @ibtauris.
Let me tell you a little bit about my book & my decade-long journey in this thread🧵1/25
This book is a revision of my DPhil Dissertation at @UniofOxford @StCrossCollege which covered Iranian & Saudi Mutual (mis)Representations 1979-2009 & subsequent work that covered this rivalry up to 2021 as an Academic Visitor at @StAntsCollege @OxfordMEC . 2/25
This publication builds on the work of great experts, scholars & academics including [in alpha. order]
@PaulAarts2
@Adib_Moghaddam
@S_Akbarzadeh
@MadawiDr
@altoraifi
@HAmirahmadi
@abaabood
@wbeeman
#ShahramChubin @carnegienpp
@AnoushEhteshami
#HennerFürtig @GIGA_Institute 3/25
Read 25 tweets
A Terrorist is a #Terrorist!
No one 'll cry for a coward terrorist!

When Presisent #Trump elliminated #Soleimani, @JoeBiden said “No American'll mourn Soleimani’s passing” /“he was a murderer, responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of Americans,” @SenWarren
Is killing a known terrorist wrong?
I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No,
then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag. / T.R. Wallace
“Terrorism works better as a tactic for dictatorships, or for would-be dictators, than for revolutionaries.”
― Christopher Hitchens

“The greatest danger of a terrorist's bomb is in the explosion of stupidity that it provokes.”
― Octave Mirbeau
Read 4 tweets
THREAD

1)
2 years ago today, the US military took out #Iran’s IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, the world’s No. 1 terrorist.

Don't listen to MSM. Soleimani was a ruthless killer hated by people in Iran & across the MidEast.
irancommentary.wordpress.com/2022/01/02/nev…
2)
We all remember how #Iran’s dictator Ali Khamenei wept at a ceremony for Soleimani, knowing his regime had suffered a strategic setback.
3)
A simple question for certain DC politicians & MSM who glorify Soleimani & describe him as a "popular general," a "divine" figure & a "national war hero"...

Why were Iranians tearing down posters of such a beloved man (!) & calling him a terrorist?
Read 40 tweets
Im Nahen Osten herrschte heute Nacht gewaltige Anspannung.
Vor genau zwei Jahren, am 03.01.2020, töteten die USA den iranischen General #Soleimani , als er in #Bagdad landete.
Am Jahrestag wurden massive Angriffe auf die amerikanische Infrastruktur in der Region befürchtet.
(1/6) Image
#Soleimani galt im #Iran als Nationalheld und zugleich die "Graue Eminenz" hinter den iranischen Verbindungen in der gesamten Region.
Jetzt gilt er in der iranischen Gesellschaft als einer der größten Märtyrer des Landes.
Sein Begräbnis wurde zur einer Volksbewegung.
(2/6) ImageImageImage
US-Truppen rechneten in diesem Zusammenhang mit Angriffen verschiedener schiitischer Gruppierungen auf US-Militärobjekte in der Region.
Am Ende blieb es vergleichsweise ruhig.
Zwei kleinere Kamikaze-Drohnen hätten eine US-Basis in #Bagdad attackiert.
Schäden gab´s keine.
(3/6) ImageImageImage
Read 6 tweets
Supreme Leader's newspaper Kayhan: Al-Qaeda executed 9/11 attack with direct support of KSA and CIA. Blackwater ran drug trade and looted Afghanistan's resources. After US left, Zionist Massoud started resistance in #Panjshir and reformists cheered him.

kayhan.ir/fa/news/226439
Supreme Leader's newspaper Kayhan: Reformists derided "Defenders of the Shrine" as "Defenders of Bashar al-Assad". But now, along with BBC, they want Iran to support "Zionist" Massoud, and ignore the failure of American democracy in Afghanistan.

kayhan.ir/fa/news/226439
Supreme Leader's newspaper Kayhan: The fall of #Kabul is the start of domino effect of humiliating fall of the US in the region and the certainty of its imminent recurrence in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and most importantly, the liberation of Palestine.

kayhan.ir/fa/news/226439
Read 4 tweets
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the United States had "no better friend" than Germany🤮I doubt that the Germans but that lie

Rather Germany is occupied by the US military, hosting the most US Combat Command Centers outside of the USA
spacewar.com/reports/US_see…
Germany host the most US Combat Command Centers outside of the USA
- Africa Command
- European Command
The United States Needs those German Bases More Than Germany Does to aid it American hegemony more than local defense
foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/09/ger…
Germany is also silent on the US drone killing programs all coordinated & executed via the Ramstein Air Base in Germany allowing the US to kill people in #Yemen Somalia, #Afghanistan Iran's #soleimani and Africa
theintercept.com/2015/04/17/ram…
Read 4 tweets
Is #HassanNasrallah, the leader of #Hizbullah, dead?

Rumors abound.
Coincidence? A flash heat wave was felt in #Israel yesterday, as if the fires of hell were stoked with a new source of fuel. 🔥
1/ Thread: The #Nasrallah Obituary Album Image
2/ Nasrallah Obit Album.
Israel will regret that #Nasrallah died NOT at its hand.

And then there were none: The three men who led the 2006 #Lebanon war against #Israel - Qasem #Soleimani, Iyad Mughniyeh, and #HassanNasrallah debriefing Khomeini Jr in #Iran. Image
3/ Nasrallah Obit Album.

There's no doubt that #Nasrallah was Soleimani's main man in #Lebanon.
"Welcome to Hell, Hassan." Image
Read 7 tweets
Palestinian: "Every rocket falling on Tel Aviv has #Soleimani's signature on it."
By @Kredo0. freebeacon.com/national-secur…
2/ The #Hamas-#Iran ties are very strong, but not publicized by the Western press. Hamas head, Ismail Haniyeh, delivered the eulogy at Soleimani’s funeral. Sitting with him was head of Islamic Jihad, Ismail Haniyeh, who was well-known to #Soleimani.
The two had special seating...
3/ Hamas' Haniyeh and PIJ's Nakhala sat RIGHT BEHIND the Supreme Leader @khamenei_ir and Pres @HassanRouhani at the #Soleimani funeral. Only the bodyguards separated them.
BTW in front of Haniyeh is the next likely SLeader, Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi, crying at the funeral.
Read 5 tweets
The #IRGC loses a seasoned commander, reports #Iran media. It lost #Soleimani in 2020.
The #IRGC has commanders with impressive experiences: #Soleimani was involved in the #Gulf/#Iraq. #EsmailQaani is touted for his expertise on #Afghanistan+#Pakistan. Hejazi, who died today, was a #Lebanon expert.

☠ Hejazi was also responsible for #IRGC's precision missile program, and oversaw ops in #Syria. In this #thread, contributors in replies suggest possible foul play, and point out confusion over the wording of the cause of death in official announcements.

Read 4 tweets
Negar Mortazavi, one of the main members of NIAC; despite attending seminars, interviews, & workshops as a guest member, @NegarMortazavi has been very influential & decisive in the @NIACouncil in the U.S. in the past years.
@Forbes @ForbesWomen @MessageFromLen @TommyASC91 1/13
Negar Mortazavi Born in 1981 in Tehran, left Iran at the age of 20 & started working in several Persian channels. In the United States, she has infiltrated many media outlets, including the @VOAIran Persian Service and performed the role of the so-called “journalist”! 2/13
.@NegarMortazavi was fired from VOA-Persian Service for forging viewers' phone conversations and supporting the Islamic RipPublic of #Iran.
She officially joined @NIACouncil in February 2014, having previously served as the NIAC media consultant. 3/13
Read 13 tweets
⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
1-To those who labelled recent protesters of Iran's #Sistan_Balochistan province "mobs and smugglers". Let me tell you some stories about the pains that these people have suffered.

Does this child look like a mobster?
2-He was killed 2 years ago by the regime when they stormed into his house looking for his uncle. Without following any protocol, they randomly fired shots at the entire family killing this child, Mostafa, & his dad in the process. They knew very well there’d be no accountability
3-How about this child? Her name was Hosna Bamri. When security forces were on the lookout for a suspect, they shot indiscriminately and killed 4 people including little Hosna. No-one has been brought to justice.
Read 8 tweets
With #Trump's term over, I updated the War Powers Resolution Reporting Project with the phenomenal team @RCLS_NYU.

The searchable database analyzes all unclassified 48-hr War Powers reports from enactment through 1/20/2021

warpowers.lawandsecurity.org
Trump's war powers legacy is a mix:

-Expansive claimed authority to use force w/out congressional authorization, even against other countries

-Dubious drawdowns (#Syria) alongside troop build-ups (#Saudi)

-Obscuring info. from #Congress & the public

justsecurity.org/74903/trumps-w…
The loophole in the War Powers Res. that allows classified reports (#Soleimani) is easy to fix.

It's one glaring example of the need for wholesale war powers reform.

As then-Sen. #Biden said about the WPR, it "contains readily identifiable flaws,” but “they are correctable.”
Read 6 tweets
In an era of expanding presidential war powers, @POTUS Biden has pledged to work w/ Congress to end forever wars.

Today, our War Powers Resolution Reporting Project is updated and searchable thru #Trump's term.

Essential reading for the road ahead. 🧵👇

warpowers.lawandsecurity.org
The WPR Reporting Project is the first public, interactive database to collect & analyze all 48-hour reports by the President to Congress on use of force abroad.

It now spans ~50 yrs of reporting, from the first (Ford '75) through the end of Trump term (1/20/21). #WarPowersRCLS Image
The WPR Reporting Project provides graphic illustrations of major trends; an interactive map; a searchable database with easy-to-use filters; and a repository of original docs.

One click unlocks 106 war powers reports by eight presidents to Congress over five decades. ImageImageImageImage
Read 9 tweets
THREAD

1)
One year ago today, the U.S. military took out #Iran’s IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, the world’s No. 1 terrorist.

Don't listen to MSM. He was a ruthless killer loathed by people in Iran & across the Mid-East.

Please watch to the end.
2)
Iraqis dancing in the streets following news that Soleimani is no more.
3)
Poster of #Iran's terrorist-in-chief Qassem Soleimani being torn down in Gaza just recently.
Read 12 tweets
ONE year since General #Soleimani’s assassination what position #Iran holds in #Iraq today? A Thread 👇🏼

#Iran’s power in Iraq has been declining since the #IRGCQF head was targeted by #US and you don’t need to be a political analyst to recognize it. #Soleimani graffiti-Tehran: Congratulations to you for your
It seems Iran can’t rely on its tradition Iraqi allies anymore. We saw it when Ammar al-Hakim, a man whose family always enjoyed #Iran’s generous support insisted on al-Kadhimi’s premiership, against wishes of Iran and PMU. Iran disliked al-Kadhimi. #Iraq
Another traditional ally Muqtada al-Sadr distanced himself from #Iran totally. He recently warned Iran & US to settle their scores out of #Iraq. Big rifts appeared within Popular Mobilization Units following death of their powerful head Abu Mehdi Muhandis alongside #Soleimani .
Read 9 tweets
#Iran #UnitedKingdom #Teheran #Soleimani

Irans top prosecutor Ali Al-Qasi Mehr has accused U.K. security company G4S of being involved in the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the state-run Mizan Online reported.
Ali Al-Qasi Mehr said G4S, which provides security at Baghdad airport, “was responsible for securing flights” at the airport and “as soon as General Soleimani and his party arrived, elements in the company provided information about them to the terrorists,”
according to Mizan Online, the Iranian judiciary’s official news portal.
Read 5 tweets
1/ Few important points made by Nasrallah in his interview on @AlMayadeenNews today with Ghassan ben Jeddou. The whole thread is here but beware it is a 100 tweets thread. threadreaderapp.com/thread/1343253…
2/ It is the Iranians, particularly #Soleimani, who drove the Americans out of #Iraq.
3/ Not much is known about the Iraqi resistance to the US between 2003 & 2011 because the world was busy watching civilians blown up to pieces by #alQaeda while the real resistance, the one that targeted #US soldiers, not civilians, was made by Iraqis helped by Soleimani.
Read 13 tweets
Sayyed Hassan #Nasrallah will be giving an interview to @AlMayadeenNews shortly, at 8 p.m. occupied Jerusalem time. I will be live tweeting the interview.
The interview scene opens with #Nasrallah sitting facing Ben Jeddou with the photo of #QassemSoleimani in the center background.
The photo of Abu Mahdi #AlMuhandis is sitting on a table near Ben Jeddou.
Read 104 tweets
There's not much credible available on Mohsen #Fakhrizadeh's academic history. How come an Iraq war veteran ends up being a scientist? How did he become so imp for the regime to head the prog he did? Fakhrizadeh's head of #Iran's nuclear smuggling ring at best. Not a scientist.
Even his freshly post Wikipedia bio doesn't go beyond stating that #Fakhrizadeh's a faculty member of the Imam Hossein University in 1991 before becoming head of what's later known Physics Research Centre at Lavizan-Shian. No academic papers. No hands-on experience as a scientist
Thu #IAEA never quizzed him, it identified #Fakhrizadeh as a scientist due to his role at SPND and that's that. His old (WSJ) and recent (WaPo) profile don't record his scientific work. As with much of #Iran's arms industry, the top heads arranged vital tech for prog illicitly.
Read 8 tweets
Now that the smoke has cleared somewhat, a few thoughts on the assassination of Mohsen #Fakhrizadeh:

1. What does it mean for Iran's nuclear program?

2. How will it affect future #JCPOA talks? And

3. How will it affect Iranian and regional politics? 1/
What does it mean for Iran's nuclear program? #Fakhrizadeh is said to have headed the AMAD plan: Scientific and technological projects allegedly aimed to give the IRI the capability to build a nuclear explosive device. This murder represents both practical and symbolic blows. 2/
We don't have full clarity on #Fakhrizadeh's current work and if he was indeed retired as some claim. But practically, if the IRI wanted to restart its alleged weaponization effort, his loss denies it an enormous technical-managerial talent who could have overseen/advised it. 3/
Read 25 tweets
🔴 #MUNDO | #Geopolitica

La prensa de Israel 🇮🇱 revela una reunión de @netanyahu y el príncipe heredero, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) de la @RoyalSaudiNews

Pero Arabia Saudita 🇸🇦 niegan el encuentro según reporta @JornalOGlobo
La elección de @JoeBiden como presidente electo genera expectativas sobre la relación entre #EEUU y sus aliados en Oriente Medio. Se habla de la posibilidad de que Arabia Saudita se incorpore al proceso de normalización con Israel.
⛔️Pero recordemos que @netanyahu ha saludo a #JB
Si finalmente #Trump deja la #CasaBlanca, muchas cosas podrían cambiar para Arabia Saudita 🇸🇦 con la elección de @JoeBiden. Los saudíes, a priori, difieren en muchos puntos, sobre todo con las políticas del príncipe heredero.
Read 14 tweets
A ver, perdí la inspiración....Veamos!! En mi opinión, la crisis de #Venezuela se comprende mejor desde una visión geopolítica. Verán, la dinámica del sistema político nuestro baila al son de los intereses extranjeros que sostienen al chavismo, y a su "oposición", en el poder.
Yo les recomiendo, si van a leer este hilo, tengan su mente abierta; dejen de chuparse el dedo. La política son relaciones de poder e intereses, a nivel micro y macro; y la nuestra no es la excepción, y si es a nivel geopolítico, más aún.
Me permito recomendarles que dejen de lado el sentimentalismo, y la defensa a ultranza de caudillos de Partido. Si usted no está preparado, y no tiene la madurez política para hacer eso, mejor se retira.
Read 40 tweets
NOW: @realDonaldTrump says he's reimposing all pre-JCPOA sanctions on Iran whether the UN Security Council approves or not.
.@realDonaldTrump is repeating his frequently told lie that Iran got $1.8bn in cash as part of the JCPOA.

The funds in question were owed for military equipment the Shah bought and were paid as a settlement to avoid an even larger judgment from the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.
.@realDonaldTrump in a nutshell: Deals @BarackObama are bad, any deals he makes are good.
Read 21 tweets
1)The #IRGC is eyeing Iran’s presidency & Parviz Fattah is emerging as its perfect candidate

As a strong contender for 2021, Fattah has been dominating headlines

But who is Fattah? What's his ideology? What would his presidency mean for #Iran’s domestic/foreign policy?

THREAD
2)Despite avoiding limelight, Fattah’s got lots of experience:Ahmadinejad’s energy minister (1st term) + heading Khamenei’s ideological-charitable orgs:Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (2015-19)& Mostazafan Foundation(current role).But underpinning all of this are his ties to IRGC
3)Fattah’s a product of the #IRGC. His career began on the frontline of #Iran-Iraq War, but his links extend beyond the battlefield. After leaving gov in 2009, he became dep commander of IRGC’s construction HQ, Khatam al-Anbia & head of its investment arm,Bonyad-e Taavon-e Sepah
Read 25 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!