anyway the attack was tactically interesting: I wouldn't have thought it possible for this type of VIP to be so easily iced
amusingly, there's Iran connection here:Well I didn't think it was possible for Huawei CFO to be so easily kidnapped either but it happeneed.
He was traveling in the open, and even an armored car wouldn’t be able to stand up to a hellfire missile.He seemed to have felt that the US wouldn’t touch him or if they did it would be a catch and release. There is a history of that.
what I meant, but didn't say Today at 11:43 AM, was Iranians and/or Iraqis have rat(s) inside, me think (I don't want to bluff about a decoy convoy nearby or something, anyway the JSOC -- if it was them -- apparently knew)He was traveling in the open, and even an armored car wouldn’t be able to stand up to a hellfire missile.He seemed to have felt that the US wouldn’t touch him or if they did it would be a catch and release. There is a history of that.
On December 21st 2006 JSOC raided the compound of the Suprime Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq and detained Iranian Brigader General Mohsen Chirazi then head of Quds in Iraq and his chief of operations in Baghdad.they were held for 9 days. It was during the hunt for EFPs. There was also the Irbil five incident again catch and release although the five were held for much longer.
In both cases Iran and the Iraqi’s placed pressure to release the detainees. A drone strike on a terror group VIP is common these days. But the Quds Commander seems to have felt his uniform protected him from such.
Soleimani travelled on a civilian airliner and was always someone who would visit frontlines of battle with zero protection. He is not like American generals who hide in a underground bunker and order drone strikes on brown children from thousands of miles away. He is not like Occupier America that has to travel to occupied Iraq in secret and in darkness out of fear.
No a foreign leader would be the Ayatollah he was a combatant in a combat zone.It looks like we all agreed that this is in fact a state-sponsored assisnation of a foreign leader.
Which is against US law passed by President Gerald Ford in 1976
Where's the rule of law brigade?