Gen. Qassem Soleimani: The World’s Most Accomplished Military Figure in Counter-terrorism

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst and author described Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani as the “world’s most accomplished military figure” in the field of counter-terrorism.

“Major General Qassem Soleimani is the world’s most accomplished military figure in the field of counter-terrorism…Gen. Soleimani’s fight against Daesh is a wholehearted fight— unlike America’s ambivalent war on Daesh that has included covert support for the same terrorists it fights,” Kevin Barrett from Madison told Tasnim.

Gen. Qassem Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission of peace, upon the invitation of Donald Trump through State Sec. Mike Pompeo, when he was ambushed with real-time Israeli coordinates.

Following is the full text of the interview.

Tasnim: How do you see the role of commander of the IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in fighting terrorist groups, particularly Daesh, in Iraq and Syria in the past years?

Barrett: Major General Qassem Soleimani is the world’s most accomplished military figure in the field of counter-terrorism. The word “terrorism” is defined as the intentional targeting of civilians. Daesh is undoubtedly a terrorist organization since it intentionally targets civilians based on their ethnicity or religion. And it does so in such barbaric fashion that many have wondered whether part of its real mission is to make Islam look bad in the eyes of global public opinion.

Gen. Soleimani’s fight against Daesh is a wholehearted fight— unlike America’s ambivalent war on Daesh that has included covert support for the same terrorists it fights. Gen. Soleimani, unlike the Americans and Russians, has led forces that are indigenous to the region. His forces are genuinely committed to defeating Daesh. They are not just in it for a paycheck; whereas some of the anti-Daesh forces under US command, not to mention the Americans themselves, are mere mercenaries, of whom John Cale once said: “Mercenaries are useless, disunited, unfaithful, with nothing to keep them in the battle except a meager wage, which is just about enough to make them want to kill for you, but not enough to make them want to die for you.”

Gen. Soleimani and his troops, unlike the mercenaries (including Daesh mercenaries drawing Saudi paychecks), are willing to put their lives on the line. Like the Ansarullah in Yemen, Gen Soleimani’s forces have fought bravely and skillfully against mercenaries hired by tyrants.

Tasnim: The 33-day war launched by Israel in 2006, also known as the July War, took place in Lebanon, northern parts of Occupied Palestine and the Golan Heights. How much do you think General Soleimani has been effective in strengthening the axis of resistance and confronting the US and Israeli plots in the region?

Barrett: Gen. Soleimani recently gave a rare interview in which he discussed his role in the 33-day war. Western sources have long admitted that Gen. Soleimani’s leadership was a crucial factor in Hezbollah’s humiliation of the Zionists in 2006. But only now has the world learned that Gen. Soleimani spent virtually the entire war in Lebanon, shoulder to shoulder with Hezbollah leader Syed Hassan Nasrallah and commander Imad Moughnieh, who was later martyred in 2008.

Gen. Soleimani’s remarkable achievements (and his courage in taking the fight to the Zionist enemy in its own backyard) highlight the wisdom of Iran’s regional policy, which involves offering support to independent, principled groups committed to resisting Zionism and imperialism. This approach contrasts starkly with the American approach to building alliances, which seeks out ambitious, unprincipled egotists who are willing to sell out their countries for a fistful of American dollars. Those sell-outs become America’s “friends and allies.” But since they are basically selfish and corrupt, they are not very effective allies. They are not courageous in battle. Nor are they much loved by the people of their own countries.

Right now the Western world is wondering how Saudi Arabia, with its $67 billion military budget, can be losing to the low-budget Ansarullah forces. The answer is that the Saudi forces are corrupt from top to bottom. They are in bed with Zionism and imperialism, and they have no true leadership, no principles, and no real cause except their own pocketbooks.

Gen. Soleimani leads faithful Muslim forces committed to truth and justice. The Axis of Resistance is fighting for a just cause: to expel the forces of Zionism and imperialism from the Muslim East. This is a cause that the vast majority of the population of the region, in their heart of hearts, strongly supports. That is why the Axis of Resistance, with its relatively tiny military budget, can successfully wage a David vs. Goliath struggle and defeat the richest and most powerful entities on earth.

Tasnim: Mobilization of volunteer forces in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Lebanon by the General has played a key role in defeating hegemonic powers and their schemes. What do you think?

Barrett: General Soleimani is able to mobilize volunteer forces not only due to the great respect in which he is held (even by his enemies) but because he is known to be fighting for a just cause. Nobody will volunteer to fight for a tyrant! But many will volunteer to fight against tyranny and aggression, especially when called upon by such a skillful and charismatic leader as General Soleimani.

The American mainstream coverage of the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria admits the key role played by these volunteer forces in defeating Daesh, while at the same time casting these volunteer forces as a problem for the US. This is one of those rare instances in which the mainstream media is basically right.

Americans and Zionists used the September 11, 2001, false flag to try to remake the region in their interests. They are now facing defeat, thanks to the resistance of the people of the region in general, and the leadership of the Axis of Resistance, including Gen. Soleimani, in particular.

As an American citizen, I believe my government should face the reality of the situation and radically change its policy, embracing or at least working with principled, independent forces, and giving up on Zionism and the tyrannical (Persian) Gulf monarchies. Such a policy shift would align with America’s real interests. But it probably won’t happen until Zionist domination of the US ends.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

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  1. “Foolish Message”

    Saturday, January 4, 2020

    It is always reassuring as a blogger to see your first gut reaction/instinctive “takes” on a breaking issue prove to be true. In my “Breaking News” post on the IRANIAN GENERAL ASSASSINATION I said that 1) ISRAEL WAS BEHIND IT; and 2) all IRAN NEEDED TO do was HOLD THEIR FIRE FOR MAXIMUM NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE USrael $ERIAL KILLERS……who are now on a “killing spree” (see my previous post).

    PEPE ESCOBAR’s sources have subsequently told him the same thing:

    “PEPE ESCOBAR: US Kick Starts Raging ’20s Declaring War on Iran”: 💡

    “According to my best Southwest Asia intel sources, “ISRAEL GAVE the U.S. the COORDINATES FOR the ASSASSINATION OF QASSEM SOLEIMANI….AS THEY WANTED TO AVOID the REPERCUSSIONS OF TAKING the ASSASSINATION UPON THEMSELVES.”” 😡

    When/if Americans ever get around to thinking about it, they will suddenly realize (REAL LIE$….REAL EYES) ) that ISRAEL HAS BEEN BEHIND…..ALL the AMERICAN FALSE FLAGS…and….FALSE FLAG ASSASSINATIONS.

    IT TOOK YEARS FOR the ISRAELI CONNECTION WITH 9/11 TO COME OUT. THANKS TO that great investigative JOURNALIST, Christopher Bollyn, we know that 💡 😡 the MO$$AD masterminded 9/11…and they VERY LIKELY MASTERMINDED THIS LATEST PRETEXT FOR A WIDER WAR as well. 💡

    Some readers have been asking when I’m going to get around to my next installment of “Nuckin Futz Newz”, given all the recent fodder for this meme. Actually, nobody has been asking that but I will venture that a great candidate link for such a post would be the following 😆 TIDBIT from Aletho News. 🙄 💡 APPARENTLY, the WHITE HOUSE [OR the US $TATE DEPARTMENT] 💡 $ENT the SWISS AMBASSADOR TO the IRANIAN GOVERNMENT with A ME$$AGE FROM WA$HINGTON….CONTAINING A PLEA TO MAKE the RETRIBUTION FOR the GENERAL’S ASSASSINATION “PROPORTIONAL” . 😈

    Lolololololololol. I just love black humoUr. HERE’S the REPORT IN FULL and I will have further comments to follow:

    💡 Suleimani Assassination: IRGC 💡

    The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said WA$HINGTON HAS ASKED TEHRAN TO RESPOND IN PROPORTION AFTER US KILLED COMMANDER of IRGC’s Quds Force General Qassem SULEIMANI. 💡

    The AMERICANS “RESORTED TO DIPLOMATIC MEASURES……on Friday morning”, a few hours after the strike, the Guard’s Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi said on IRANIAN STATE TELEVISION Friday night.

    THEY “EVEN SAID….IF YOU WANT TO GET REVENGE, GET REVENGE IN PROPORTION TO WHAT WE DID”, he said, as QUOTED ON THE BROADCASTER’S WEBSITE. 💡 😡

    IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER Mohammad Javad Zarif SAID in separate television interview on Friday night that “SWITZERLAND’S ENVOY TRANSMITTED A FOOLISH MESSAGE FROM the AMERICANS THIS MORNING”. 💡

    The Swiss official “was summoned in the evening and received a decisive response in writing… to the Americans’ audacious letter,” Zarif added.

    The Swiss foreign ministry confirmed Saturday that its charge d’affaires had handed over a letter from Washington to the Iranians when he was summoned to the foreign ministry on Friday morning.

    SWITZERLAND’S EMBASSY IN TEHRAN HAS REPRESENTED US INTERESTS IN the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC SINCE TIES WERE CUT IN 1980.

    Fadavi, meanwhile, said THE UNITED STATES WAS NOT IN A POSITION “TO DETERMINE” IRAN’S RESPONSE.

    “The Americans must await severe revenge. This revenge will not be limited to Iran,” he said.

    “The Resistance Front, with a vast geography, is ready to materialize this revenge,” he added.

    Suleimani, Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Hashd Shaabi Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and other Iraqi and Iranian commanders were martyred in a US strike at Baghdad international airport early on Friday. The strike was ordered by US President Donald Trump, both the Pentagon and Trump said.”

    http://greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com/

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    Something Huge About the Soleimani “Assassination” MSM Won’t Tell You!
    Saturday, January 4, 2020

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2020/01/something-huge-about-the-soleimani-assassination-msm-wont-tell-you-3709349.html

  2. Exposed by MSM: SOLEIMANI in IRAQ at TRUMP’s REQUEST 💡 (not Saudi) to End Embassy Violence (JUDA$)

    6th January 2020

    By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

    The story below is FROM the DAILY BEAST, a NEWSWEEK ONLINE PUBLICATION….OFTEN TIED TO I$RAEL, but, in this case, with a story they got right, and they often do. Even the Israeli press shines well above most American counterparts. Simply read it and try not to get sick:

    LAST WEEK, AS Abdul-Mahdi WORKED TO CALM AN INCREASINGLY EXPLOSIVE CONFRONTATION, HE TURNED TO SOLEIMANI FOR HELP.
    An AMERICAN CONTRACTOR HAD BEEN KILLED BY a MILITIA KATAEB HEZBOLLAH, that is part of the Iraqi government’s forces but which answered to Soleimani. THEN CAME RETALIATORY U.S. AIRSTRIKES against Kataeb Hezbollah, KILLING AT LEAST 24 PEOPLE.
    The MILITIA’S SUPPORTERS RESPONDED BY TRYING TO BATTER THEIR WAY INTO FORTRESS-LIKE U.S. EMBASSY COMPOUND IN BAGHDAD’s Green Zone.

    The IRAQIS HAD KNOWN THAT SOLEIMANI COULD MAKE the VIOLENCE WORSE—OR HE COULD REIN IN the MANY IRAQI MILITIAS OVER WHICH HE HELD DE-FACTO COMMAND, and thus ease the tensions.

    WHEN the EMBASSY SEIGE ENDED, ABDUL-MAHDI GOT A PHONE CALL FROM TRUMP THANKING HIS GOVERNMENT, AND….TRUMP ASKED HIM “TO PLAY the MEDIATOR’S ROLE” BETWEEN the U.S. and IRAN. 😡 BUT TRUMP ALREADY HAD ORDERED the DRONES and HELICOPTERS…..SET IN MOTION TO TERMINATE the IRANIAN GENERAL…IN A FIERY BLAST EARLY LAST FRIDAY MORNING NEAR BAGHDAD AIRPORT.

    TRUMP CLAIMS HE ORDERED the HIT TO STOP A MAJOR ATTACK on AMERICANS. BUT….ABDUL-MAHDI TOLD IRAQ’S PARLIAMENT SUNDAY, “I WAS SUPPOSED TOP MEET SOLEIMANI the DAY HE WAS KILLED.” HE HAD COME TO DELIVER “A MESSAGE FROM IRAN RESPONDING TO the MESSAGE WE DELIVERED FROM SAUDI [Arabia] TO IRAN.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/iraq-tells-trump-gtfo-after-strike-that-killed-qassem-soleimani?ref=home

    The story goes on, but WE SUGGEST YOU READ it at the LINK ABOVE, we don’t want to be accused of putting words in someone else’s mouths.

    The US HAS NOW APPROACHED the KURDS, which the US abandoned in Syria, IN ORDER TO MOVE THEIR BASES THERE AND BREAK THAT PORTION OF IRAQ OFF…..WHICH WILL THREATEN TURKEY. Turkey claims continual PKK attacks are staged from the KRG in Iraq and has been involved in continual cross border military moves into the KRG, usually with the full blessing of the Erbil government but not the real government in Baghdad.

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    ➡ CLICK on LINKS for full articles.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/01/06/exposed-by-msm-soleimani-in-iraq-at-trumps-request-not-saudi-to-end-embassy-violence/