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It appears the Quds force is effectively leaderless. /1
And the Iranians are whacking the IRGC leadership /2
These seem like a pretty important developments the MSM will be loathe to report. The death of #Suleimani has led to some degree of internal chaos that may mean Humpty Dumpty can’t be put back together again. At least not in the formidable way it was even a week ago. /3
Read 5 tweets shooting missiles from Iranian territory was a MASSIVE blunder. Now the best move for the US is reminding Iraqis of all persuasion that they have a neighbor bent on dominating them. @Halsrethink @amlivemon @vtchakarova @RobertMCutler @BaldingsWorld (/)
That will be obviously loved by Kurds and Sunnis, but the most interested is Shias who don't love Iranian domination. Interesting times indeed. Second takeway is about #Suleimani . (/)
The fact that he hadn't thought about contingency plans in case he was killed, means he was the product of a kamikaze culture. not to be too bright eyed, but Iranians might have been overplayed as geopolitical players, irrespective of correlation of forces.
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What to expect for Europe in 2020? As the EU enters a new policy cycle, here’s to a few predictions that I’ve shared with @euronews #THREAD 1/9
The new EU political leadership overpromised by generating outsized expectations that might reveal too difficult to manage:

1. Defend EU interests vs US & China 2. Take the lead on climate change 3. Tackle rebellious EU illiberal democracies 4. Tame big tech 5. Overcome Brexit
1. The #Suleimani assassination is already putting to test the self-proclaimed first EU ‘geopolitical’ Commission, which has lost in few hours the major EU foreign policy legacy of @JunckerEU @FedericaMog : the nuclear deal #JCPOA | the EU will be bystander of #iran situation
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Io non capisco nulla di geopolitica, dunque non so se l'assassinio di #Suleimani sia un "bene" o un "male".
Però penso di poter puntualizzare cosa si dovrebbe intendere, secondo me, con questi termini.
Primo. Stiamo parlando di atti ostili fra Paesi, dunque applicare le categorie penalistiche comuni è un non-senso. Non si citi neppure il presunto diritto internazionale che nella migliore delle ipotesi non esiste e nella peggiore è la foglia di fico dell'arbitrio del più forte.
Secondo. Mi pare poco produttivo anche prendere posizione sulla base della maggiore o minore aderenza dei diversi regimi coinvolti (liberismo Usa, etnocrazia israeliana, teocrazia iraniana) alle idee di ciascuno. Noi viviamo hic et nunc, col nostro regime.
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Let’s have some straight talk on #Soleimani, shall we?
1. Suleimani took command of the Quds Force over 20 years ago and his job is to reshape the Middle East in Iran’s favor: thru military force, by assassinating rivals and arming allies.
2. His twenty year focus is directing
a network of militant groups that has killed hundreds of U.S in #Iraq and others.
3. I know of only ONE American who has ever met him, John Maguire, describing him as soft-spoken yet the most powerful man in the MidEast. Thoughtful, strategic, smart, charismatic - 100% dedicated
4. He personally runs #Iran’s war in #Syria and brought in thousands of #Quds Force when #Assad’s army began to fail.
5. Suleimani and #Nasrallah of #Hezbollah #Lebanon are old friends and cooperate globally where Hezbollah has performed terrorist acts at Iran’s behest.
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I#BREAKING I think we are missing the bigger picture here.

1) @BarackObama gave #Iran $2B.
2) He gave 5 terrorists back for a traitor.
2) He and @HillaryClinton we’re running guns to #ISIS through #Behngazi
4) #Suleimani supposedly planned the #Benghazi raid.

5) #Stevens was getting cold feet. He was eliminated.
6) There was an unauthorized laptop there that, if Iran had gotten it, would have given our entire military plans to them.

And the coup de grass—#Solemani lieutenant met @BarackObama and @JoeBiden in the #WhiteHouse while #BO was #Pres in 2012 or 2011. #Behngazi was in 2012....were they coordinating it? Or paying for it?

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In Matrix una realtà patinata nascondeva una realtà truce. Per scoprirla Neo ha dovuto "seguire il coniglio bianco".
Proviamo a fare lo stesso per scoprire un pezzo della realtà della storia della #TrumpsWar

Scavando un pochino, infatti, emergono strani elementi: uno dei finanziatori della campagna noprofit per l’elezione di Trump, Tom Barrack, che è stato anche presidente del comitato inaugurale presidenziale, pare tragga profitti dalle scelte di politica estera della Casa Bianca ⤵️
Qui un documento interno della sua società, un fondo di Private Equity che si chiama Colony NorthStar, in cui si invita a concentrare le forze sull'usare la Casa Bianca ⤵️
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Quick takeaway from Tucker’s monologue: It reflects to a large degree how much the institutions the Right once trusted have burned down their own house. The FBI, CIA, ODNI, and yes, parts of the military, have been corrupted perhaps beyond repair. Tucker asked the questions...
many of us wish we had asked over the past 20 years. But we trusted the Bush/McCain neocon alliance—at our own peril. Iraq/Afghan wars have been failures. The Middle East appears no more stable now than a few decades ago. We keep hearing the same threats and same promises...
Tucker may or may not be accurate in the specifics, but his overall view is worth considering. Millions of Republicans feel burned and betrayed by our blind trust in leaders and institutions unworthy of that fealty. We won’t be fooled again. So, thanks, Bill Kristol.
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You really don't know? Do you?

I'll add another non-retaliation event to your list - Iran shooting down an RQ-4A Global Hawk last year.

Why didn't this solicit a response?

Answer: none of those events had Congressional approval for military strike.

The attack on Soleimani did
Still don't know why?

S.J.Res. 23, passed with near total bipartisan support in Congress, is why the POTUS could green light the strike on Soleimani, and NOT in those other instances you mentioned.…
Maybe that's a lot to digest.

That bill, agree with it or not, has allowed Bush, Obama and Trump (& any future POTUS) to strike designated terrorist(s) and their groups.

It's the law that allowed Obama to use drone strikes like he did.

But there's a loophole that is key here:
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I'm a little late to the party but I find it infuriating when someone suggests Trump is using war w/ Iran to distract from the sham impeachment.

Trump designated Suleimani's IRGC-QF as a terrorist organization last APRIL.

FIVE months before Eric Ciaramella whistleleaked.
Not to mention #Suleimani was perhaps the most powerful terrorist in the world thus taking him out could PREVENT future terrorist attacks and war.

After all it was Suleimani who coordinated attacks on our embassy to PROVOKE us.
I'm in no way rooting for another war. Rather, I'm hoping Iran comes to the table to talk denuclearization and reform. I'd love to see the people of Persia thrive like they did before these asshats took control and created a global criminal enterprise.
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ALERT(s). You know you want this on a Friday night, but with news that @DHSgov is now considering a change to the threat level, let me take you on a little tour of the color code system, the politics of fear, and how we are still so bad at differentiating threats. 1/
I've been critical of analysts and politicians today who can't seem to make distinctions between heightened threats abroad and here, and most Iran experts believe Iran's focus will be in the region or in cyber space. I concur with that. 2/
The color code system no longer exists. We dumped it in Obama Admin. Instead, we put into place a NTAS (National Advisory Terrorism System) which would provide content on risks, recommendations on response, and not be so ridiculed. 3/
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Social justice hoax in Michigan! Expose and denigrate! Every FAKE antisemitic incident only gives ammunition to haters and deniers. DON'T LOOK AWAY. EXPOSE AND SHAME!!!…
Hilarious example of Twitter social meddling algos right here. I got this "Twitter promoted" immediately after posting this. I've caught them doing this multiple times with other items of "uncomfortable realism". Their political algos are face-palm simple and 2-dimensional.
Another example - normally Twitter hides my Jewish follows, who are typically on the right and various degrees of MAGA. But if I trigger their political algos with anything that makes SJW code knee-jerk, they will put Ari Fleischer and Dannielle Blumenthal back in my feed!
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony…
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Acte majeur de #Trump que cette élimination de #Suleimani, maître d'oeuvre de l'influence de l'#Iran au Moyen Orient. A la fois conforme à sa volonté d'1 prééminence US par la force brute. Et très surprenante vis-à-vis de sa volonté de retrait US du Moyen Orient. Imprévisible. RT
2) À cette heure, que des questions sur cette élimination de #Suleimani ordonnée par #Trump mais la principale serait celle-ci: s"inscrit-elle dans 1 stratégie de moyen terme pensée pour les #EtatsUnis au Moyen Orient ou bien 1 acte "réactif" face aux provocations de l'#Iran?
3) Autre question posée par l'élimination de #Suleimani par #Trump: qu'est-ce qui l'emportera face à l'#Iran entre l'effet dissuasif d'1 telle démonstration de force technologique militaire US et l'effet de déstabilisation régionale?
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#Pentagon statement on targeted killing of #suleimani: 1. It mentions that it aimed at “deterring future Iranian attack plans”. This however is very vague. Future is not the same as imminent which is the time based test required under international law. (1)
2. Overall, the statement places far greater emphasis on past activities and violations allegedly commuted by Suleimani. As such the killing appears far more retaliatory for past acts than anticipatory for imminent self defense.
3. The notion that Suleimani was “actively developing plans” is curious both from a semantic and military standpoint. Is it sufficient to meet the test of mecessity and proportionality?
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For those of us watching ⁦⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩’s desperation and projection, we KNEW he would plan a diversion... Airstrike at Baghdad airport kills Iran’s most revered military leader, Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi state television reports👇…
🔥Remember these @realDonaldTrump tweets on Iran and @BarackObama ⁉️
💥This Trump tweet is a doozy💥
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Breaking: Both @AlMayadeenNews & #Iraqi TV confirm the assassination of #IRGC #Quds Force commander, #Qasem_Soleimani & commander of #Iraq's #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi), #Abu_Mahdi_al_Muhandis .
#Iraq #العراق
.2/ The consequences of assassinating #Soleimani & #Muhandis will be catastrophic for #Iraq, the region, as well #US & #Israeli interests in #Mideast.
#Iraq #العراق
.3/ The decision to assassinate both these commanders, is a clear #American message to escalate in Iraq & to draw #Iran into a military conflict.
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