Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 1/8/20

Washington does not understand consequences of Soleimani's killing

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
(Image by
  Details   DMCA

The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran's top "shadow commander" was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said.

By ordering the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Trump has demonstrated to Iran's leaders that he will take "swift, decisive" actions to protect Americans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Iran, meanwhile, warned that "harsh retaliation is waiting" for the U.S. following the strike that killed the leader of the Quds Force.

"Definitely there will be revenge. There will be harsh revenge," Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Majid Takht Ravanchi told CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday. "Iran will act based on its own choosing, the time, the place" We will decide."

In his turn, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani promised early Friday to "take revenge for this heinous crime" carried out by the United States. Rouhani also said Iran would "raise the flag" of Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, "in defense of the country's territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region."

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also warned that "harsh retaliation is waiting" for the U.S.

The Iranian leadership is signaling that it will probably target US military installations and bases in the Middle East and mobilize its network of militias across the region.

Thus, the head of Iran's parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, Mojtaba Zul-Nur, said that some 36 US military bases and facilities are within reach of Iran's defense forces, with the closest being in Bahrain.

As you can see, the situation in the Middle East is changing rapidly.

Everyone understands that US provocation can lead to serious consequences to war. Since the assassination of Suleymani is not just a political assassination, but an attempt on Tehran's right to be an independent political player in the region.

Definitely, there will be an answer. It may not be right now, but the Iranian people is proud. Iran could response even tomorrow in Yemen or in Lebanon or in Israel, the U.S. reliable ally.

Furthermore, retaliation can reach all the countries provided their territories to the Americans. Iran could target any country where the U.S. has its military bases and troops.

As far as the position of influential neighbors with nuclear weapons (Pakistan and Russia) is concerned, this fall, Pakistan Senate Deputy Chairman Salim Mandvival said, "I think it is impossible to drive Iran into a corner. Iran obviously has its allies." He stressed that Pakistan has very good relations with Iran and the Muslim countries of the Middle East cannot fight each other, since such a war will lead to other wars.

The World is waiting for which side Russia will take. The position of Russia is still undefined, but obvious.


Rate It | View Ratings

Jonas Dringelis Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Jonas Dringelis Editor of ""
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Turkey and Russia made a deal against U.S.

US to build military bases in Lithuania

Europe is in big trouble

Who will pay for training of a new Lithuanian Armed Forces

US exit from NATO

Comments Image Post Article Comment and Rate This Article

These discussions are not moderated. We rely on users to police themselves, and flag inappropriate comments and behavior. In accordance with our Guidelines and Policies, we reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason, and will restrict access of registered users who repeatedly violate our terms.

  • OpEdNews welcomes lively, CIVIL discourse. Personal attacks and/or hate speech are not tolerated and may result in banning.
  • Comments should relate to the content above. Irrelevant, off-topic comments are a distraction, and will be removed.
  • By submitting this comment, you agree to all OpEdNews rules, guidelines and policies.

Comment Here:   

You can enter 2000 characters. To remove limit, please click here.

Please login or register. Afterwards, your comment will be published.


Forgot your password? Click here and we will send an email to the address you used when you registered.
First Name
Last Name

I am at least 16 years of age
(make sure username & password are filled in. Note that username must be an email address.)

No comments  Post Comment

Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment