US Intelligence Reportedly Gives Israel Green Light To Assassinate Iran's Top General

According to reports circulating widely in Israeli media today, the United States has quietly given Israel the green light to assassinate Iran's top military officer, Iranian Revolutionary Guards al-Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The leader of Iran's most elite force also coordinates military activity between the Islamic Republic and Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah, and Hamas - a position he's filled since 1998 - and as Quds Force commander reports directly to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, and oversees Iran's covert operations in foreign countries.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have vowed to crack harshly down on protests currently gripping multiple major cities across the country, now in their fifth day, and after a particularly bloody night which saw 12 demonstrators killed - some of them reportedly shot by security forces.

 

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards al-Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassem
Soleimani. Image via The Iran Project

Iranian Revolutionary Guards al-Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Image via The Iran Project
The report, though unconfirmed, originated in a Kuwaiti newspaper and is now going viral through a Times of Israel story. The Times of Israel summarizes the context as follows:

Thursday’s report by al-Jarida, which has been known to publish improbable-sounding stories about Israel, was widely picked up by Israeli media. There was no immediate reaction to the report from Jerusalem or Washington.

Three years ago, Israel came close to assassinating Soleimani near Damascus, al-Jarida quoted unnamed source as saying, but the Americans tipped off the Iranians against the background of intense disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem.

That was during the Obama administration, which, according to reports at the time, was so focused on securing the 2015 Iran nuclear accord that it chose to overlook and even obstruct efforts to clamp down on Iranian-backed terror organizations. It’s not clear if the reported tip-off was related to efforts to secure the Iran deal.

And concerning the current go-ahead for new assassination plans reportedly given by US intelligence to the  Israelis:

The source was quoted by the paper as saying that Soleimani’s assassination would serve both countries’ interests and that US authorities have given Israel the go-ahead to carry it out.

Israel has been known to conduct high-risk secretive assassinations in foreign countries over the past years and decades. One notable headline grabbing operation, reportedly by Mossad agents, occurred in 2010 and resulted in the assassination of a top Hamas commander who had checked into a high end Dubai hotel after flying in from Syria.

An eleven man Israeli hit squad had entered the hotel while dressed in tennis gear and carrying tennis rackets, and were later reported to be traveling on fake Irish and French passports. After conducting surveillance the Mossad agents got Hamas' Mahmoud al-Mabhouh to open his hotel room door and quickly suffocated him without arousing suspicion from other hotel guests. By the time the body was discovered, the assassins had flown out of Dubai to various locations around the world and were never seen again.

 

And in 2015 a secret document revealed by The Intercept as part of the Edward Snowden leaked NSA archives confirmed that Israeli agents had assassinated a top Syrian general and personal aide to President Assad in 2008 while the general dined at his family home near Tartus, along the Syrian coast. The daring operation involved Israeli naval commandos and snipers targeting Gen. Muhammad Suleiman's house from the waters of the Mediterranean and shooting him in the head and neck. Israel considered him responsible for coordinating weapons and supplies between Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as overseeing an alleged nascent nuclear development program at Syria’s Al Kibar facility which had previously been bombed by Israeli jets.
 
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Leaked Top Secret NSA cable published by The Intercept in 2015 confirming the Israeli assassination of a top Syrian general.

Six months prior to Syrian General Suleiman's murder, a top Hezbollah officer was killed by a joint CIA-Mossad operation in the heart of Damascus. According to former intelligence officials who confirmed the assassination plot to the Washington Post, a car bomb planted near a Damascus downtown restaurant instantly killed Imad Mughniyah - Hezbollah's international operations chief who was believed to have masterminded several terror attacks targeting Americans.

So concerning these latest reports unconfirmed reports that Iran's Qassem Soleimani might be in Mossad's crosshairs, while such a high risk operation against a top Iranian official would be unlikely to succeed, it is certainly not without precedent.

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historian40 Ace006 Jan 2, 2018 7:22 AM Permalink

Because their operatives in other nations, well, the tiny few that have white majorities(I don't care about race, but when it becomes a glaring factor one can't ignore it), push open borders and "multi-culturalism".  Meanwhile, the "jewish state" does the opposite.  Frankly, the US regime is violating the Constitution by helping establish and maintain the "jewish state", the centerpiece of the religion of zionism.

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fockewulf190 Moe-Monay Jan 2, 2018 4:02 AM Permalink

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/2/ismail-ghaani-iranian-general-boasts-of-quds-force/

The deputy commander of Iran’s notorious Quds Force bragged at a recent ceremony that his operatives have killed more Americans than U.S. troops have killed Iranian fighters.

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Brig. Gen. Ismail Ghaani was referring to Iran’s major intervention in the Iraq war to supply Shiite militias with supercharged explosives that could penetrate U.S. armored vehicles. The Pentagon has estimated the Quds Force, an arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, killed 500 Americans that way.

“Americans have suffered more losses from us then we have suffered losses from them,” Gen. Ghaani said, according to an article by Admad Majidyar, director of the Iran Observed Project at the Middle East Institute.

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The #2 Quds guy boasted about this in Aug. of 2017.  He does nothing unless his boss, Qassem Soleimani. gave him the orders to carry the mission out.  It doesn’t surprise me that the OK was given, if the source of this article is factually accurate.  

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anti-republocrat fockewulf190 Jan 2, 2018 10:40 AM Permalink

So, you are taking at face value an article in the Washington Times quoting Admad Majidyar, an operative of the Iran Observed Project at the Middle East Institute, a Washington think tank and integral part of the Deep State.  Majidyar's direct quote from Gen. Ghaani is, "Americans have suffered more losses from us then we have suffered losses from them."  He apparently read into that quote that Ghaani was talking about KIA, perhaps reasonable in that he was speaking at an event honoring martyrs from local militias it trained for the recent fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria. 

However, he also lifts it out of the context of that event and claims Ghaani was referring to a decade old bogus US claim that Iran supplied shaped charges to Iraqi insurgents.  Such a device was used by the Red Brigades in Germany to assassinate the Chairman of Deutch Bank in 1989, and is clearly not beyond the capability of Iraqi insurgents.  It's far more likely Ghaani was referring to losses America suffered in its failure to topple Assad in Syria.  Such losses included the loss of SOC and CIA personnel fighting alongside terrorists and also loss of prestige and power.  It's highly unlikely he was referring to weapons supplied to Iraqi insurgents during the US occupation, a charge Iran denied at the time.

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fleur de lis yomutti2 Jan 1, 2018 6:11 PM Permalink

Well at least now we know for sure what your loyalties are.

Nice that you are baying for the blood of this General when you know very well that the war that will surely follow will not be fought by your brothers in the IDF and the Mossad.

Nope.

Your brothers in the IDF are only good for instigating conflicts that they can't win.

Then they run for cover.

You and your IDF and Mossad brothers will get our brothers in the military to spill blood, squander money, and fight your battles for you.

"Let's you and him fight."

Since you are so hell bent on a war why don't you pick up a weapon and go fight the Iranians yourself.

You are a sniveling Bolshevik.

 

 

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Oldwood fleur de lis Jan 1, 2018 8:29 PM Permalink

We are drowning in labels and assertions, but I think the dominant theme here is anti-American. The proposition that America is evil and deserving of terrible consequences does not come across as a warning but as a wish.

While I can openly oppose some of our actions and policies, I am still an American and wish NO negative repercussions on the American people. What I read here is very sad. Geniuses here, all well internet read, are happy to ignore the implications of the story, that Iranian generals are coordinating international terror attacks, and simply assert that the Iranians are sin free and as is so typical, JUSTIFIED in their crimes of indiscriminate terror. EVERYONE feels JUSTIFIED, and YOU have chosen your side. Good luck with that. Not sure how you figure that will work out for you. I can only suggest that if you feel so damned strongly in Iran's favor, you should do more than just disparage those who disagree on the internet. 

As far as your concern for war, I suggest you look around, as we have been at war for decades now. There is no doubt in the Iranian leadership minds and I doubt you will find much differing in any other nation's leadership. So suit up and get it done! Lets see some REAL action. You seem so superior in your assertions that it would only seem "fair".

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Shemp 4 Victory Oldwood Jan 1, 2018 11:04 PM Permalink

 

Geniuses here, all well internet read, are happy to ignore the implications of the story, that Iranian generals are coordinating international terror attacks

No evidence provided, of course, but who cares?

What do US citizens look for? Resources to steal and people to murder.

Proofs, evidences, all these do not matter, irrelevant to the decision making process.

All that matters is resources to steal and people to murder.

Iran provides both, and in good quantities, which is enough for US citizens to go in.

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neversink Shemp 4 Victory Jan 2, 2018 12:27 AM Permalink

The US does not need Iranian oil - The US is now the biggest producer of oil in the world. 

Most of the wars and instability created for resource grabbing is done by China and the EU nations. Just look at the DRC in Africa. A beautiful country plagued by war, but if you go to the Kinshasa airport all you will see are Chinese, Belgian, French and German entrepreneurs who are responsible for keeping the locals in poverty while they bribe the government and rape and plunder the land. 

You know very little about the world. 

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francis scott … neversink Jan 2, 2018 1:40 AM Permalink

"You know very little about the world." 

Yet he knows more about the world than you do.

"The US is now the biggest producer of oil in the world." 

Only if you add the oil the US imports to the amount they frack and pump out

of oil wells.  Perhaps I am wrong.  Do you have a link to your moronic statement?

 

There are few countries that have been raped and plundered more than Iraq, Syria,

Libya, and now Yemen, all at the Hands of the US and it's 7 Dwarfish NATO allies.

 

 

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