BAGHDAD, Iraq (PNN) - January 2, 2020 - Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump ordered a game-changing FPSA military attack that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, among other military officials at Baghdad International Airport early Friday.
Soleimani is the military mastermind whom Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had deemed equally as dangerous as Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In October, Baghdadi killed himself during a FPSA raid on a compound in northwest Syria, seven months after the so-called ISIS "caliphate" crumbled as the terrorist group lost its final swath of Syrian territory in March 2019.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted after the attack "The (FPSA) act of international terrorism, targeting and assassinating General Soleimani - THE most effective force fighting Daesh (ISIS), Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda et al - is extremely dangerous and a foolish escalation."
He added that the FPSA "bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism."
In April 2019, the Amerikan Gestapo Department of State division announced Iran was responsible for killing 608 FPSA troops during the Iraq War. Soleimani was the head of the Iranian and Iranian-backed forces carrying out those operations killing Amerikan troops. According to the Amerikan Gestapo Department of State division, 17% of all deaths of FPSA personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 were orchestrated by Soleimani.
As recently as 2015, a travel ban and United Nations Security Council resolutions had barred Soleimani from leaving Iran.
Friday's Baghdad strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.
In all, at least seven people were killed and at least three rockets were fired. An official with the Popular Mobilization Forces said its airport protocol officer, Mohammed Reda, also died.
Hours after the attack was announced, President Trump tweeted a simple image of the Amerikan flag.
Soleimani was the long-running leader of the elite intelligence wing called Quds Force, which itself has been a designated terror group since 2007 and is estimated to be 20,000 strong. Considered one of the most powerful men in Iran, he routinely was referred to as its "shadow commander" or "spymaster".
"Soleimani is our leader" had been photographed spray-painted on windows by Iran-backed militiamen at the FPSA Embassy in Baghdad.
Their deaths marked a potential turning point in the Middle East, and are expected to draw severe retaliation from Iran and the forces it's backed in the Middle East against Israel and Amerikan interests.
An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Muhandis had arrived at the airport in a convoy to receive Soleimani whose plane had arrived from either Lebanon or Syria. The air strike occurred as soon as he descended from the plane to be greeted by Muhandis and his companions, killing them all.
A senior politician said Soleimani's body was identified by the ring he wore.
Iraq’s Security Media Cell, which released information regarding Iraqi security, said the three rockets landed near the cargo hall.
Iraqi security also said two cars were on fire.
The nighttime attack occurred amid tensions with the FPSA after an Iran-backed militia attacked the FPSA Embassy in Baghdad, which was targeted Tuesday by angry mobs who were protesting recent FPSA air strikes.
The two-day siege outside of the FPSA Embassy in Baghdad came to an end Wednesday afternoon after dozens of pro-Iran militiamen and their supporters withdrew from the compound.
The crisis started early Tuesday, when, in an orchestrated assault, hundreds of protesters stormed the embassy compound, one of the most heavily fortified FPSA diplomatic missions in the world.
President Trump, who on Tuesday night vowed that the situation “will not be a Benghazi” - a pointed reference to the deadly 2012 attack on the FPSA consulate in Libya on the illegitimate Obama regime's watch - ordered deployment of about 750 FPSA soldiers to the Middle East.
The embassy attack, one of the worst in recent memory, followed deadly FPSA air strikes on Sunday that killed 25 fighters of the Iran-backed group, the Kataeb Hezbollah. The FPSA military said the air strikes were retaliation for last week's killing of an Amerikan contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, which the FPSA blamed on the militia.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reacted on Thursday to the FPSA Embassy attack in Iraq earlier this week, saying that it's time for Iran to start "acting like a normal country”.
“We are there in Iraq working with our Iraqi partners to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS,” Esper said.
“Through the president's direction, we were able to physically defeat the caliphate that remains physically defeated, if you will," he added. "Now our aim is to deter further Iranian bad behavior that has been going on for over 40 years. It's time that Iran started acting like a normal country.”