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As the dust clears from the #SoleimaniAssassination a major takeaway relates to US perceptions of Iran's military capabilities: namely, that they are probably more impressive, and deadly, than were originally suspected.
Simulations have emphasized Iran's ability to use ballistic missiles to inflict heavy losses. After #Abqaiq and this attack, we have proof.

Iran clearly possesses the means to deliver precision strikes, with incredible accuracy. The ramifications could be significant.
My first reaction was that this was a calculated strike, meant as a provocative but ultimately restrained response to Soleimani. As we parse the data, it's also possible to see this as a demonstration

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🔥What would ⁦@SecPompeo⁩ do to get #SoleimaniKilled ?Would he lie about a threat and call it ‘imminent’ if he thought it would start a holy war that would hasten the Rapture? YES, yes he would...🔥h/t ⁦…
🔥Pompeo pushed Trump for the #SoleimaniAssassination. They just needed to fabricate a reason. They used the lie that Soleimani was an ‘imminent’ threat so they didn’t have to seek Congressional approval and they could classify the lie.…
🔥@SecPompeo was appointed to run the @CIA before he became Sec of State. Keep in mind “he views American foreign policy as a vehicle for Holy War.” In Nat. Security mtgs Pompeo said things about ALLEGED Iranian misconduct that was NOT BACKED UP BY US INTEL. Whose intel was it⁉️
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General Hajizadeh, commander of IRGC’s Aerospace Force: “During the missile attack against the US military sites in the Ain Al-Asad airbase, we initiated a cyber attack that deactivated their jet fighters’ and drones’ aviation systems.”
IRGC commander, General Hajizade: “We were expecting the US to retaliate and we were ready to fight back. And naturally our next moves were going to be harsher.”
IRGC commander, General Hajizadeh: ‘We hit the US airbase with 13 missiles but we had 100’s of missiles ready to shoot.’
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1. Jaw dropping thread here. In essence (from an on-the-record Iraqi PM speech in Parliament):

• Trump asks Iraqi PM to be the mediator between U.S & Iran.
• Iraqi PM already mediating between Saudi & Iran.

2. #SoleimaniFuneral

• Iraqi PM was meeting Soleimani morning of assassination, as Iran was responding to a Saudi message - Soleimani was the messenger.
3. #SoleimaniAssassination

What isn’t clear is if Trump knew Soleilmani was:

a) the messenger for Saudi/Iran mediations?
b) if Iraqi PM had disclosed Soleimani’s travel agenda?
b) if Trump knew Soleilami would be the messenger for Iran vs U.S negotiations?
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1) 💥#Iran:💥

No WW3 as 🇷🇺 supports Trump and 🇨🇳 can’t let Iranian refineries get totalled.

#POTUS will do a deal that allows for Peace, American integration of oil, Iraqi autonomy from 🇮🇷, no nukes and extraction of US troops/bases.

2) Iran and the US will each be allowed to save face.

This is simply kabuki North Korea/US conflict-type situation Mark 2 - although more scary.

The prior Obama Nuclear Deal will be shown as a corrupt $$$ Politician kickback operation.
3) Kerry et al will be charged with full Logan Act violations for attempting to goad 🇮🇷 and 🇺🇸 into war.

Iran’s sphere of influence will be curtailed in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

Iranian economic prosperity will be exchanged for a non-expansionist middle eastern role.
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🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ started the machinations of #WWIII with the #SoleimaniAssassination…
😳🔥🔥🔥Trump authorized the #SoleimaniAssassination from Mar a Lago and then went back to his guests who had been told days before to expect something “big in Iraq, you’ll see”…
🔥@realDonaldTrump, told guests at MarA Lago that he had “big plans in Iraq.” @EricTrump sent a tweet too, allowing an opportunity for guests to notify their stock broker to buy defense stock & oil futures. This is another National Security clusterfuck‼️…
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🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥Iraqi PM @AdilAbdAlMahdi delivered a speech in the parliament this morning and it appears @realDonaldTrump threw Israel under the bus and said some of the attacks against PMU were conducted by Israel.
JFC‼️The Iraqi PM said #Soleimani was on his way to meet with him and was delivering a message from Iran - responding to the message from MBS when the US #SoleimaniAssassination occurred😳
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Long #Thread on #Iran's geopolitics 👇(I am posting the first series leading up to the Iranian Revolution. Post-Revolution events to follow later)

1. Without going into too much detail, it is worth noting that Iran (or Persia) was an imperial power during many periods in its history. In fact, at the time of Alexander the Great's invasion of Persia, the Persian Empire was the greatest the world had ever seen.
2. This imperial past is necessary to understand Iranian policy. There are two main drivers of Iranian policy in the region: its belief that it is the guardian of Shia Islam but also a great nation with an imperial past (and thus entitled to weild influence over other nations)
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🔥Iran’s Revolutionary Guards linked to @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump Trump Tower Baku in Azerbaijan ...🔥#SoleimaniAssassination
🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥Did @realDonaldTrump assassinate #Soleimani because he knew about the money laundering via his front company and Trump Tower Baku in Azerbaijan⁉️…
🔥Trump Towers is an international neon sign for money laundering for regime theft, weapons deals and trafficking... 🔥
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🔥Do you remember when @realDonaldTrump said that we were locked and loaded and just waiting on MBS to give his orders to attack Iran⁉️cc @mehdirhasan
🔥🔥@realDonaldTrump did NOT consult with Congress ... but he was “waiting to hear from the Kingdom ... and UNDER WHAT TERMS WE WOULD PROCEED”
🔥Another Quid Pro Quo 🔥@realDonaldTrump in 2014 says Saudi Arabia should fight their own wars or pay us an absolute fortune to protect them... “And in 2019 announces that the “Saudis pay CASH.” We know that money isn’t going into the U.S. treasury. How will Trump get paid?🤔
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To those who think "cooler heads will prevail" in resp to the US #SoleimaniAssassination I have this history.
When Saddam Hussein sent troops into Iran in Sept, 1980 he thought the crazy Iranians, just a year into their revolution, would be easy to conquer.
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2 of 11/ A 23-year-old kid took command of the Irani Revolutionary Guards & turned out to be a sort of idiot savant military genius. That kid was #Soleimani . W/in a year he beat back the entire Iraqi army, but the Ayatollah made a stupid decision..
3 of 11/ ...ordering #Soleimani to march on Baghdad & slaughter Hussein. So the war lasted 8 years, killing a half million people & sparking Hussein’s first use of chemical weapons. Everybody underestimated the Iranis – they didn’t appreciate how deeply nationalism flowed..
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