Farewell to the Hero

Lamprini Thoma Ι’m arriving at Istanbul to wait for transit and the news are everywhere: while announcing the Iraqi parliament’s decision to get rid of the American occupation forces, the Iraqi prime minister said that general Soleimani was invited by him to discuss a new peace deal. He was murdered while on his way to…

US War of Terror Continues: Assassinating Iran’s Top Anti-ISIS General

Tony Cartalucci The US has eagerly taken credit for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani amid a series of military strikes carried out by US forces across Syria and Iraq. The assassination was shortly followed by Iranian missile strikes aimed at US bases in Iraq. The BBC in its article, “Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to…

Trump and the Apotheosis of Barbarism

Atilio A. Boron I just read a very interesting article by Peter Koenig on the renaissance and exacerbation of barbarism in recent times,[1] and I say exacerbation because it had a constant presence throughout history, but under capitalism it took on new and more brutal forms. The United States is undoubtedly the homeland of barbarism….

U.S. Refuses to Leave Iraq, Tightens Siege on Iran

Bill Dores The people of Iraq, Iran, Syria and the entire region have made it clear that they do not want U.S. troops on their land or U.S. ships in their waters. They are demanding that the U.S. leave. We need to build a mass people’s movement here to support their just and righteous demand….

IRGC Releases Details of Accidental Downing of Ukrainian Plane

In his comments on Saturday, Brigadier General Hajizadeh said the IRGC Aerospace Force accepts full responsibility for the tragic incident, and is ready to obey any decision made by the country’s top officials. “I heard about the heart-breaking crash of the Ukrainian Airline’s passenger plane when I was in the country’s west following the missile…

A New Middle East “Made in Iran” is About to Be Born

Elijah J. Magnier It would be inaccurate to say the US will leave the Middle East. However, it is certain that the assassination of one single man – the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani – is diminishing US influence significantly. This could not have happened without the (in) direct help of US President Donald Trump. Trump…

Iranian Messages Behind Attacking US Bases in Iraq, and the Consequences

Elijah J. Magnier Just after midnight local time today, Iranian ballistic missiles “Fateh 313” hit two military bases in Iraq that host a significant concentration of US forces, along with other allies. The Iranian direct hit was the retaliation for the US assassination of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds brigade Sardar Qassem Soleimani and his…

Arch Enemy? Three Times Qasem Soleimani Saved American Lives

Ilya Tsukanov US officials including President Trump have formally justified the drone strike assassination of Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in part on the basis of the “imminent threat” he allegedly posed to US interests and service members overseas. But do these claims really line up with reality? Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was…

Fragmentation in the Axis of Resistance Led to Soleimani’s Death

Elijah J. Magnier The assassination of its leader represents the supreme test for the Axis of Resistance. All sides, friend and foe, are awaiting its response. It was not the US decision to fire missiles against the IRGC commander Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani that killed the Iranian officer and his companions in Baghdad. Yes, of…

The Shadow Behind Donald Trump

Stella Calloni The assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, recognized as a national hero both in his country and in his region, through a brutal terrorist attack ordered by US President Donald Trump at the suggestion of his personal “advisors”, shocked the world at the beginning of this complex year, marked by great popular rebellions in…

What Comes Next After the US Assassination of Qassem Soleimani? The Options.

Elijah J. Magnier The US did not plan to kill the vice commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi brigade Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes when it assassinated Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday at 11:00 PM local time at Baghdad airport. Usually, when Soleimani was arriving in Baghdad, security commander Abu Zeinab al-Lami, a deputy officer…