The US-Israeli Plan To Assassinate Iran's Elite Revolutionary Guard Commander

The United States gave Israel the green light to assassinate Iran's top military officer, Iranian Revolutionary Guards al-Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, according to a widely circulated report in Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida published earlier this year. News of the agreement, first published in Arabic in January, is now resurfacing in both Russian and Middle East regional media the day after Syria and Israel engaged in a massive overnight exchange of fire in what constitutes the most sustained Israeli attack on Syria in decades

In the Arab world Al-Jarida is generally considered to be a platform through which Israel circulates news and its perspective to neighboring countries in the region. The newspaper first published report based on an Israeli government source who was cited as saying, "there is an American-Israeli agreement" that Soleimani is a "threat to the two countries' interests in the region"—which reportedly led to a Washington green-light for the Israelis to assassinate him. 

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani (left), photographed in Iraq in 2015. Image source: Reuters via Al Monitor

General Soleimani, as 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. 

Israeli officials initially "leaked" the story after days of internal Iranian anti-government protests gridlocked the country in late December and early January, bringing international media attention and discussions in Tel Aviv and Washington of a potential coup attempt in the works. Whether or not there actually ever was such a green-light given by the American side, Al-Jarida report ultimately served the purpose of a semi-official threat issued through the media by the Israelis. 

The threat of assassinating Iran's most elite military commander has taken on new importance and urgency after Israel laid official blame on Gen. Soleimani on Thursday, alleging that he personally ordered a rocket attack against Israeli bases on the Golan Heights from within Syria, which triggered a massive escalation overnight. "It was ordered and commanded by Qassem Soleimani and it has not achieved its purpose," Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-General Jonathan Conricus claimed, as cited by Reuters.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect to the report, and worth revisiting, is the revelation that Israel was supposedly "on the verge" of killing Soleimani three years ago in an operation near Damascus; however, the Obama administration was said to have warned the Iranians of the impending Israeli plot which according to Israeli sources was thwarted because of US intervention, resulting in "a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue."

But the Trump administration now appears to be quite at home with a "gloves off" approach as this week more evidence emerged suggesting the White House is now eyeing regime change in Tehran. As we previously reported, the Washington Free Beacon has obtained a three-page white paper now being circulated among National Security Council officials with drafted plans to spark regime change in Iran, following the US exit from the Obama-era nuclear deal and the re-imposition of tough sanctions aimed at toppling the Iranian government.

The plan, authored by , including - who else - National Security Adviser John Bolton, seeks to reshape longstanding American foreign policy toward Iran by emphasizing an explicit policy of regime change. 

"The ordinary people of Iran are suffering under economic stagnation, while the regime ships its wealth abroad to fight its expansionist wars and to pad the bank accounts of the Mullahs and the IRGC command," writes the Security Studies Group, or SSG, a national security think-tank that has close ties to senior White House national security officials. "This has provoked noteworthy protests across the country in recent months" it further claims as an argument to push a "regime change" policy.

No doubt, a targeted strike or clandestine assassination attempt on Soleimani is likely now very high on the Israeli agenda and perhaps even the US agenda, especially after this week's military escalation and Israeli claim that the Iranians are firing rockets into Israel (something for which there's currently not a shred of evidence). 

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A recent history of high level Israeli assassinations abroad also suggests such a plan is on the books, as Israeli intelligence 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

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. 

Furthermore, Palestinian activists have pointed to a long history of Israeli assassinations of Palestinian, Iranian, and Syrian scientists, engineers, and notable figures living abroad. Most recently a Palestinian engineer was assassinated near his home in Malaysia, which was widely suspected to be the work of a Mossad hit team

So concerning 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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TruthHammer Leakanthrophy Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:15 Permalink

put the whole revolutionary guard in the ground...

 

The only place that could legitimately get turned to glass is Persia, but their "leaders" will bend the knee and grovel instead.

The Iranian people will be free before the end of the 2020s

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DownWithYogaPants espirit Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:54 Permalink

Why Is Putin "Allowing" Israel to Bomb Syria?

Vlad has been very skillful so far.  I'll take his moves over the ones that you 12 year olds suggest when you call him "sissy".

That's not the first term that comes to my mind when I think about Vladimir Putin.

I'll be satisfied if he can merely thwart the plans of the Western Private Central Banking Cartel.  That may include Iran getting roughed up pretty badly.  You do realize that only a few years back western jackals in the form of the Jewish oligarchs were tearing the fur and flesh off Russia's prostrate carcass do you not?  Putin is putting on a master's show with a weak hand.  One might reasonably assume Israel has a deep network in Russia.

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Implied Violins DownWithYogaPants Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:21 Permalink

"I'll be satisfied if he can merely thwart the plans of the Western Private Central Banking Cartel."

Really?  Then why has he and Russia continued to support the BIS and IMF, and take money and advice from western banks?

https://personalliberty.com/russia-dominated-global-banks/
http://alt-market.com/articles/2126-false-eastwest-paradigm-hides-the-rise-of-global-currency
http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/20/news/economy/russia-west-banks/
https://dealbreaker.com/2011/06/ukraine-deigns-to-allow-goldman-sachs-to-advise-government/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-ukraine-seek-bailout-loan-imf-082309440--finance.html
http://alt-market.com/articles/2168-the-new-world-order-and-the-rise-of-the-east
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-05/goldman-sachs-hired-by-russia-as-corporate-broker-to-boost-image

I'm convinced that Putin is playing "good cop" to the west's "bad cop" in a global Hegelian dialectic.  I guess we shall see when he rides in on his white horse and "saves" us all with the stealth NWO that people accept with open arms.  At least we won't have long to wait.

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Victor999 Implied Violins Fri, 05/11/2018 - 01:21 Permalink

"I guess we shall see when he rides in on his white horse and "saves" us all with the stealth NWO that people accept with open arms.  "

 

If and when that happens, I'll be happy to concede your point.  Until then, know that Putin still  has to play the US Dollar game because that's the way the system is gamed today - you can not avoid it.  What Putin and China are doing is implementing a long-term plan to get around that game and ultimately destroy it.  But that takes time.  You don't simply walk away from such a ubiquitous monetary system.

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Mazzy TruthHammer Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:11 Permalink

"The Iranian people will be free before the end of the 2020s"

Yes, I hope that they are freed from kike tyranny.  I hope that Americans wake up and realize that Iranians are their Aryan cousins who have more in common with the wondrous Germanic, Slavic, and Latinic tribes than any of us have with Hebrew filth.

An era of a Chinese-Iranian alliance as well as of German-Russian cooperation is in the future.  The Amero-Israel axis of evil is on the decline and in panic mode.

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Fireman Leakanthrophy Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:18 Permalink

When this is over, apartheid occupied Palestine will be mostly free of the khazarian squatters and baby killers and the expelled zionazi detritus from the last of USSA'S judaic wars will flood USSA to continue to suck the Goyim titty dry. Get ready for a wave of khazarian immigration to USSA because nobody else will tolerate this filth stinking up their countries.

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Mazzy Juggernaut x2 Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

It is no secret (((who))) owns and controls the pornography industry, and a large portion of that involves grabbing girls as young as possible and training them to be deviants.  One is forced to wonder if all of modern Western politics is simply a way to hold onto power and hide from the public light all the sexual depravity and pedophilia they engage in and to provide cover and sanction, even funding, for such.  Of course on the flip side of this the Blackmail industry is booming, and no doubt the jew controls that too.

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