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THE PENTAGON ANNOUNCED THURSDAY THAT U.S. FORCES HAD KILLED GEN. QASSEM SOLEIMANI, A DESIGNATED TERRORIST WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR COUNTLESS ATROCITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE
AP: The Pentagon announced Thursday that the U.S. killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump.
Top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes was killed alongside Gen. Soleimani.
Soleimani was designated as a terrorist by the Obama Administration in 2011, and has been sanctioned many times by the Department of the Treasury.
Foundation for the Defense Of Democracies CEO Mark Dubowitz: “For two decades, Soleimani has been the most powerful, savvy & effective terrorist on the planet.”
The Washington Examiner’s Senior Political Correspondent David Drucker: It is “not debatable” that Soleimani was reasonable for “years of terrorist escalation.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right. Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISIVE ACTION CAME IN THE WAKE OF ATTACKS ON THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD CARRIED ORCHESTRATED BY SOLEIMANI AND CARRIED OUT BY ABU MAHDI AL-MOHANDES
Mohandes’ forces wrote that Soleimani is “their commander” on the U.S. embassy compound when they attacked.
PRESIDENT TRUMP DREW PRAISE FOR BRINGING A MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS TO JUSTICE
CNN National Security Analyst Michael Weiss: Soleimani ran a proxy war that killed “at least” 603 American soldiers in Iraq.
Former FBI agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts: “Soleimani led an Iran- US proxy war in Iraq for the last decade.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto: Hundreds of American families watched news of Soleimani’s killing particularly closely, he engineered attacks that “that killed hundreds of US service-members & wounded thousands more.”
Former top US Senate National Security Aide: “God knows Qassem Solemani had a lot of American blood on his hands.”
The Washington Post military reporter Mike Glenn: “Qassim Solemani was directly responsible for the deaths of scores of American military personnel in Iraq.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE): “General Soleimani is dead because he was an evil bastard who murdered Americans…the President made the brave and right call, and Americans should be proud of our service members who got the job done.”
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): President Trump “decisively took action” that saved “American lives.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “Tonight, [Soleimani] got what he richly deserved, and all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved: justice.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT): Soleimani was a “depraved terrorist” who was “doubtlessly planning operations to further harm our citizens and allies.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA): President Trump “took incredibly decisive action” to take out Soleimani.
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL): The President “took decisive & bold action” in taking out Soleimani.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI): President Trump “absolutely made the right call.”
THE U.S. STRUCK A “SIGNIFICANT” BLOW TO IRAN, ELIMINATING A CHARISMATIC MILITARY LEADER “AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS POWER”
Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies called Soleimani’s death “significant” and that the IRGC would lose “his name-brand and charisma.”
Seth Frantzman, Executive Director of The Middle East Center For Reporting And Analysis: in the deadly chess game between the U.S. and Iran “U.S. just took a rook and a bishop.”
The Jerusalem Post: “When [Soleimani] Was Killed By A U.S. Strike On Friday He Was At The Height Of His Power.”
Middle-East analyst and CNBC commentator Jake Novak: though the killing of Soleimani may not have the emotional power of the takedown of Osama bin Laden but “in many ways, taking him out means much more in terms of saving current lives.”
Fox News’ Trace Gallagher: “Very big victory for the U.S. Military tonight”
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