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ISIS killed Soleimani
Soleimani was known for fighting ISIS or "Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham", "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (both abbreviated as ISIS) now it seems like ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligent Services) killed Soleimani.
SPECIAL REPORT: New reports reveal that Israel intelligence was "instrumental" in executing the strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. pic.twitter.com/4CdLP5aiyL
Security camera footage verified by The New York Times shows that two missiles fired 30 seconds apart took down Flight 752, killing all aboard. The date visible on the footage is “2019-10-17,” not Jan. 8, the day the plane was downed. We believe this is because the camera system is using a Persian calendar, not a Gregorian one. Jan. 8 converts to the 18th of Dey, the 10th month in the Persian calendar. Digitally that would display as 2019-10-18 in the video. One theory is that the discrepancy of one day can be explained by a difference between Persian and Gregorian leap years or months.
"University of Tehran Cyperspace Research Lab: On the matter of the Ukrainian plane accident in Iran, the role of human error has been ruled out [as it has been discovered that] deception operations were carried out on the air control & command system."
« University of Tehran Cyperspace Research Lab:
On the matter of the Ukrainian plane accident in Iran, the role of human error has been ruled out [as it has been discovered that] deception operations were carried out on the air control & command system. - https://t.co/kafH7aegMp
If the Israelis can now apply EW (electronic warfare measures) to not only incapacitate Syria's Russian-supplied air-defense missile systems, but 'hijack' them to impact where they came from, then it's well within Western military capacity to induce a Russian-supplied Iranian air-defense missile system to fire at a civilian airliner because its radar is tricked into recording an incoming cruise missile. https://sputniknews.com/columnists/202001131078026961-iran-jet-disaster-setup/ (photographer on this event reminds me of those Dancing Israeli's there to film 9/11)
Documentation: Syrian Army air defense system "gone crazy" (rough translation of the Hebrew under the video [=Google translate] Interesting Syrian documentation from the night, from the operation of the anti-aircraft system, indicates that most of the launches "failed" a few seconds from the moment they were sent to the targets.
Sitting inside the Matrix and drawing the threads together from the various stories and tweets to give us an overview.
The easiest way to do this is to first catalogue the narrative that they want us to believe and then push-back. What is my motivation? After 9/11 I do not believe anything they tell me. In their philosophy the end justifies the means. They lock people up (Assange) and murder people (Epstein). Then they call you a conspiracy theorists for doubting them. They may even call you unpatriotic or a terror supporter. They are very good at projecting. So, this is not about being "contrary" it is not about being anti-Anglo-Zionist or pro-Iranian. At this point in time if they told me it was dark outside I would go outside and physically check. My attitude is now beyond skeptical. They no longer get the benefit of the doubt.
3. The Iranians are incompetent and missed killing anyone on US bases with their rockets
4. They are so stupid that all their rockets did was kill their own citizens in a Ukrainian aircraft
5. Iranians are rioting because they hate their lying incompetent government
Debunking the Narrative
The first three points of this narrative are easily debunked in the following video:
The last three points are more difficult to debunk but a certain amount of clarity is starting to emerge. I have said all along that I do not believe in coincidences. The fact that the Ukraine is involved and that a similar (antiquated) missile system was used, set alarm bells ringing. Then I came across this perceptive comment reproduced in full (from the comments section on the MOA also linked above):
I guess I get to re-post what I wrote here three days ago, as it may be closest to the truth.
WHO PRESSED THE BUTTON?
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.
– Auric Goldfinger
I find the evidence on social media quite convincing. It seems that two Tor M1 missiles were fired at the Ukrainian plane.
People have asked why the cameraman was filming the empty sky at 6 AM? Maybe he saw the first missile hit and started filming the second missile 30 seconds later. The cameraman may be a night guard. There is some kind of guard house at the street corner from where the video is filmed. It is also seen on the video.
The question to ask is "who pressed the button?" Unless it was pure incompetence there are two other options.
US electronic warfare created fake radar targets for Iranians to shoot at.
Americans had hacked into the Tor system. Maybe they took over the control link between the Tor TLAR and the command unit and were able to issue false fire commands. Or maybe they inserted some Stuxnet type malware into the system. If so, this implant may have been waiting for years to be activated.
Americans have lately been bragging about the malware that they have implanted in Russian strategic systems and the cyber attacks they are planning against Russia. There is every reason to believe they are engaged in a similar war against Iran.
Does Ukraine have Tor M1 systems? I am sure they gave all the necessary information to Americans.
Why did Iran back down?
Iran does not want war with the USA. When it retaliated against the USA it forewarned Iraq so that no human casualties ensued. Iran only targeted infrastructure (US bases). When they shot down a US drone they limited their action to military infra structure (also no casualties). They are fully aware that the USA (or Israel) is capable of initiating a full scale nuclear assault against them. They do not want war but they had to respond otherwise their government would have looked weak and collapsed. So, they fired missiles at empty bases. Then they went into high alert expecting a retaliation.
What happened next?
If the above speculation is true (manipulating the Tor missile system) then why would Iran accept responsibility? Well, at first they demanded an investigation and attempted to be transparent hoping that the truth would be revealed. Then Iran backed-down and took full responsibility. Why? Probably because they faced an overwhelming nuclear threat. I believe the threat was so pressing that they were forced to tow the line. The fact is that Iran did shoot the aircraft down.....but I believe they had outside help (the US/Israel interfered with their systems). If the true extent of Anglo-Zionist perfidy and lying is revealed then the Empire would collapse. The charade only works as long as Joe public believes the narrative. Joe public still believes 9/11 and the Epstein suicide. They think they can get away with anything now. They have perfected the art. What you must remember is that war is not just fought on the battlefield but also for your heart and mind. They need you to believe that they are the good guys fighting evil. What do you expect? You think that they will admit that they are a bunch of blood thirsty, power hungry, greedy megalomaniacs who want to control the world? Not likely. Where does this leave Iran? They are not a perfect country either but they are seeking to protect themselves. That is their right.
While millions of Iranians turned out for the funeral of Solemani, Iran's call to de-escalate comes as waves of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets to demand that Iran's leaders, including Ayatollah Khamenei, stepdown over their initially concealing the truth about the airline downing. (At least that is what this article is saying.).
How can you believe any of this when the protests start at "Universities" (don't they always?) and the British Ambassador is taking pictures (for his scrapbook?). Looks like another "color-revolution". I do not believe for one moment that this is spontaneous. See below for tweets:
To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
At this moment we do not know if it was mechanical failure, a bomb or a rocket. The footage (see above) is not very good but shows it coming down in one piece? (fireball which rules out a bomb?).
The link between Ukraine and Iran cannot be a coincidence. Ukraine is front and center of the impeachment scandal and Ukraine is known for its corruption (particularly regarding energy e.g., gas). The children of the Democrats (including Kerry's son) and George Soros himself were all heavily involved in the Ukraine. John Kerry negotiated the nuclear deal with Ukraine (the one Trump walked away from). So, straight away we have a connection between Ukraine and Iran. This article was republished (?) on the 3rd of January (the day that Soleimani was assassinated) but it was originally written on 15 July 2015.
I do not know what happened but I doubt very much that it was an accident (sic). The aircraft was probably not shot down by Iran either. This has the fingerprints of the Deep State all over it. The question we need to ask is: Who was on that aircraft? Is the intelligence community tying up loose ends to cover up their energy schemes? Ukraine and Iran were right at the heart of it (was Soleimani involved?). Someone was buying Iranian oil and gas and someone was circumventing sanctions. The link between Ukraine, Iran and the Democrats is suspicious. I don't believe in coincidences.
Attention GRAPHIC footage: shows corpses of the deceased passengers. 147 of total 176 people who have lost their lives in this accident are #Iranian nationals. 👇 pic.twitter.com/kMYeh4QQWH
Ukrainian officials confirm that all aboard today's UIA flight from Tehran to Kyiv have died; Zelensky's office says the president is cutting short his trip to Oman and returning to Kyiv. https://t.co/5uZ8a8ljjr
Once again I place some comments (unedited) from the Hedge. These are really good and could be articles in their own right.
Blowback From The Soleimani Assassination Increases As Iraq Reveals How Trump Tried To Steal Its Oil
The blowback from Trump's assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani and PMU leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis is increasing. A scandal is developing as one consequence of Trump's evil deed after Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi revealed the gangster methods U.S. President Trump used in his attempts to steal Iraq's oil. Below we follow today's development.
The mourning for the assassinated Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani unfortunately caused even more suffering:
A stampede broke out Tuesday at a funeral for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said.
The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began, said the semi-official Fars and ISNA news agencies, citing Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services.
Helicopter video had earlier shown that the street of Kerman were densely crowded with mourners. The actual funeral has now been postponed.
General Soleimani remains the most popular Iranian public figure among those tested, with eight in ten viewing him favorably. Second is Foreign Minister Zarif, viewed favorably by two thirds. ...
Also this from Professor Abukhalil:
This is the most stunning aspect of the rise of Iranian nationalism due to Trump’s decision to kill Suleimani. This would have been most unimaginable for many decades. The law of unintended consequences. https://t.co/nuxrZ1WzMi
In addition to his well known military/strategic prowess & achievements, it was also scenes such as this from 2017 - when Soleimani consoled the daughter of a slain comrade at his funeral - that made him so widely respected and revered in Iran. pic.twitter.com/Pnkk8iHiUB
This video from 2017 shows Soleimani consoling the daughter of a slain comrade at his funeral. Such scenes explain why Soleimani was so beloved.
The U.S. has denied Iran's Foreign Minister Jahvad Zarif a visa for a long planned visit to the UN in New York. Zarif responded by saying that he can talk to the U.S. people from Tehran. Today he proved that by giving a CNNinterview:
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called US President Donald Trump's decision to order the drone strike that killed the country's top military commander an act of "state terrorism" in an interview with CNN Tuesday. ... "This is an act of aggression against Iran and amounts to an armed attack against Iran, and we will respond. But we will respond proportionally not disproportionally," he said. "We will respond lawfully, we are not lawless people like President Trump." ... The interview came as Iran's parliament voted unanimously for a motion declaring all US forces as "terrorists" on Tuesday, according to Iran's state-news agency IRNA. The vote took place during the country's parliamentary session Tuesday, IRNA reported. After the plan was approved, delegates chanted, "Death to America."
According to a report on Tuesday by the semi-official Tasnim news agency, Iran has worked up 13 sets of plans for revenge for Soleimani’s killing. The report quoted Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying that even the weakest among them would be a “historic nightmare” for the U.S. He declined to elaborate,
“If the U.S. troops do not leave our region voluntarily and upright, we will do something to carry their bodies horizontally out,” Shamkhani said.
The Quds force, the external action arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, received an additional budget of 200 million Euros. It will put that money to good use.
There are some 60 to 70.000 U.S. soldiers designated foreign terrorists on some 19 bases near Iran and on ships in nearby waters. That are a quite a number of fish in just a few barrels.
Their commander in chief should ask himself if it is wise to keep them there.
The leader of a number of Iraqi Popular Militia Forces will meet in the next 48 hours to plan for the eviction of U.S. forces from Iraq should they not leave voluntarily. For security reasons the meeting was moved from Baghdad to Tehran.
"Soleimani's blood .. will turn into intercontinental missiles .. to destroy US warships and end US regional presence"
U.S. war ships will certainly have to avoid Yemen's coast.
The removal of U.S. troops from the region was also the theme of Sunday's speech by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon. It seems clear that the Resistance Axis will work on the project in a coordinated manner.
Trump said he would ask Iraq to pay for the bases the U.S. has built should the U.S. troops be kicked out of Iraq. The U.S. already has binding legal agreements with Iraq which stipulate that the bases, and all fixed installations the U.S. has built there, are the property of Iraq.
Trump had already asked Iraqi Prime Ministers -twice- if the U.S. could get Iraq's oil as reward for invading and destroying their country. The requests were rejected. Now we learn that Trump also uses gangster methods (ar) to get the oil of Iraq. The talk by the Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi happened during the recent parliament session in Iraq (machine translation):
Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, blocked the speech of Mr. Abdul Mahdi in the scheduled session to discuss the decision to remove American forces from Iraq.
At the beginning of the session, Al-Halbousi left the presidential seat and sat next to Mr. Abdul-Mahdi, after his request to cut off the live broadcast of the session, a public conversation took place between the two parties. The voice of Adel Abdul Mahdi was raised.
Mr. Abdul Mahdi spoke with an angry tone, saying:
"The Americans are the ones who destroyed the country and wreaked havoc on it. They are those who refuse to complete building the electrical system and infrastructure projects. They have bargained for the reconstruction of Iraq in exchange for giving up 50% of Iraqi oil imports, so I refused and decided to go to China and concluded an important and strategic agreement with it, and today Trump is trying to cancel this important agreement."
The American President's threatened the Iraqi Prime Minister to liquidate him directly with the Minister of Defense. The Marines are the third party that sniped the demonstrators and the security men:
Abdul Mahdi continued:
"After my return from China, Trump called me and asked me to cancel the agreement, so I also refused, and he threatened me with massive demonstrations that would topple me. Indeed, the demonstrations started and then Trump called, threatening to escalate in the event of non-cooperation and responding to his wishes, so that the third party (Marines snipers) would target the demonstrators and security forces and kill them from the highest structures and the US embassy in an attempt to pressure me and submit to his wishes and cancel the China agreement, so I did not respond and submitted my resignation and the Americans still insist to this day on canceling the China agreement and when the defense minister said that who kills the demonstrators is a third party, Trump called me immediately and physically threatened me and defense minister in the event of talk about the third party."
The reliable Based Cat in Iraq seems to confirm the timeline:
Yes a 50-person delegation visited China in 2019 and then the protests started on October 1st until the Arbaeen dates, then picked up again on Oct 25th. I'm skeptical about the 3rd party but the timing itself was interesting. The flames were fanned by Gulf media and Al-Hurra. https://t.co/1dSiuH8ez5
While this talk has not yet been confirmed it does sounds highly plausible.
The chicken-hawks of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who have all lobbied the U.S. for war on Iran, now fearthe consequences:
Gulf Arab states, potential targets for retaliation after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general, are working on multiple tracks to try to keep tensions between Tehran and Washington from building into a military confrontation.
Earlier today Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrived in Damascus for talks with the Syria's President Assad. Could there also be a meeting between Putin and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah? Putin will next go to Turkey to inaugurate the gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey.
Tell Me Who Your Friends Are...
And if Mike Pompeo, allegedly a top US "diplomat", is in your administration--that pretty much sums up who you are. Make no mistake, currently, the United States has zero diplomats of scale and skill required to handle a clusterfuck which US foreign policy is, but Mike Pompeo is something special--a devout Ruprutist, an Israeli-firster and, in general, is an Exhibit A of a collection of different delusions and disorders preventing such ilk from having any relation with the reality. He is also a BSer of a note when trying to state that:
Evidently this is not quite "true". I, of course, am not talking about the "the buck stops with me" guy in the White House who simultaneously declared war on Iran (and now on Iraq); in the end he is ultimately responsible for being unfit to run this country (but who is?) and making disastrous decisions. If to believe WaPo (I know, I know) it was US Secretary of the State who for months was pushing for assassination of Soleimani (the article at WaPo is behind the paywall), including feverish, several times a day, sessions with DJT precisely on this issue. Well, he, certainly, succeeded. Now he, together with Trump, are both personally responsible for what follows because Iran will respond. Some moves are already in progress, with Chief of the Iranian General Staff already having consultations with Shoigu (in Russian). Obviously, officially those consultations are defined as aimed "to not allow further escalation", which in military lingo means a review of options. Meanwhile, Pompeo makes rounds trying to convince everyone that assassination of a very senior government official of the sovereign nation was "necessary". As I say, yet again, he lied, some Americans already died.
Evidently Pentagon knew what kind of **** Trump was getting United States into and what that meant for US bases in the Middle East. Larry C Johnson was straight to the point:
Too bad (for Pentagon) that Trump went for the most insane option. But, I guess, against the background of a precipitous intellectual decline of US political elites and dual loyalties (primarily to Israel and Saudi money) being a normal fact of US body politic expecting sound geopolitical decisions based on expertise is not a possibility anymore. And so, here we are. I may gather enough will and strength to review some military options but, frankly, it is a fool's errand since pretty much everyone is going to be writing about it. One such piece, well intended, but wrongly justified has already been written by former Marine helicopter pilot in which this was stated:
An admiral in the UK states that an invasion of Iran would require millions of American troops, akin to the occupation of Germany after World War II. But he’s off the mark: things have come a long way since 1945. In World War II, when we wanted to cripple a German ball bearing plant at Schweinfurt, we had to send 291 B-17 bombers, 77 of which never came home. This scale was due to the inaccuracy of the dumb bombs being used. Today, we have GPS and laser-guided bombs that can reliably land within a few meters of their targets. The accuracy of every weapon system, from tanks to planes to artillery, has jumped by many orders of magnitude, thus requiring fewer personnel and delivery systems to achieve the same destructive results. Iraq was defeated with about 225,000 coalition troops in 2003. Millions of soldiers would not be required to invade Iran.
You know by now my attitude to all those historical parallels, especially when drawn inaccurately. The author, obviously, forgot that Iran, unlike Iraq in 2003, does have modern EW systems, including ones capable of jamming GPS signal and Iran's army herself has enough of those very same laser-guided munitions which, considering Iran's nightmarish terrain, will make any armor warfare a living hell for any invader. Same goes for infantry. So, I wouldn't dismiss assessments by Royal Navy's Admiral when he states that the United States will need a number of troops around million or so if the United States wants to "occupy" Iran. And here is a conundrum for the US--once the real escalation starts, the US will NEED to win the war for which it doesn't have resources. Both Trump and Pompeo bear direct responsibility for putting the United States into this strategic trap which, as Phil Giraldi termed it is:
Difficult to disagree. In the end, Trump chose his cabinet and as the saying goes, tell me who your friends are....
Oh Dear.....better shut down the internet. You see it works both ways. It can spread lies but it can also spread the truth. This is the age of the citizen-journalist. So all your presstitutes and paid shills are done for. You can lock Assange up but are you going to lock us all up? (probably). We do not need a degree in journalism or history to discover the truth. People are waking up to your warmongering. You might be able to fool all the people some of the time but not all the people all of the time. Your time has come:
Well George.....you deserve this for your bad delivery (not because you killed thousands, ruined countries and let them get away with 9/11).
I have placed this at the top of the articles. If it is true it is absolutely disgusting. You will have to make up your own mind but it has the ring of truth. I thought it was suspicious that General Qassem Soleimani flew into Baghdad airport. Apparently he was there by invitation and expected to return to Iran with a message - instead he returned in a coffin. If the invitation was at the behest of Saudi Arabia (as the article suggests) they already have form with initiating cowardly attacks (JamalKhashoggi ).
The murder of Soleimani was not the only message Trump sent to Tehran:
.31/ #Trump’s letter to #Iran, delivered earlier today via the #Swiss embassy in #Tehran (the representative of #US interests in Iran) included a call for calm & non-escalation & offered incentives, a former Iranian diplomat told @AlMayadeenLive
.32/ #Tehran regarded #Trump’s requests as “childish behaviour.” An appropriate written response, to the American message, was sent back via the Swiss embassy.
.33/ #Tehran apparently refused to receive a second letter, also from #Trump & sent with an Arab mediator who arrived to Iran this morning, Musawi told @AlMayadeenLive
.34/ The former Iranian diplomat, Amir Musawi, also told @AlMayadeenLive that the ”surprises” will become apparent in “Iran’s deterrent reprisals.” “Americans should prepare for surprises, in response to the assassination of General #Soleimani & #AlMohandis.”
For Donald Trump everything is just a deal. But it is obvious that Iran will reject all such offers. It can not ideologically justify abstaining from revenge for its most prominent martyr in exchange for some material benefit. Trump will not get this but for Iran it is simply unthinkable and impossible.