Secretary of Defense Warns Iran the 'Game Has Changed' and the US Will Act Preemptively To Protect US Interests https://t.co/236ibNDxO7— RedState (@RedState) January 3, 2020
BREAKING: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Leader Qasem Soleimani, Other Pro-Iranian Leaders Taken Out In Strike Near U.S. Forces In Baghdad https://t.co/pWyBakFBCC— RedState (@RedState) January 3, 2020
If it’s true Suleimani is dead, this is bigger than bin-Laden. Bigger than Mugniyeh. Bigger than Baghdadi.— Mark Dubowitz (@mdubowitz) January 3, 2020
For two decades, Suleimani has been the most powerful, savvy & effective terrorist on the planet. He’s enjoyed full backing of powerful terrorist state.
Anybody notice that on Tuesday, "Iraqi protester" suddenly became synonymous with "Iran-backed militia fighters" and U.S. media stopped quoting the actual Iraqi protesters or covering their movement?https://t.co/v5ryrf3Ho6— John Hayward (@Doc_0) January 3, 2020
“Revered military leader” also known as a piece of human debris. https://t.co/M8wfjmr0yK— Mitch Rapp (@shadowfax_82) January 3, 2020
“Most revered” ?????— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 3, 2020
Soleimani is responsible for shedding blood of US soldiers and terrorizing the globe. @washingtonpost headline is an absolute embarrassment and needs to be immediately retracted. https://t.co/eBQf70uKIE
There will be a lot of people on the right - who are more Ron Paul than Donald Trump - opposing the killing of Soleimani.— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 3, 2020
Taking out a guy like this makes a prolonged neocon-style war LESS likely and is excellent retaliation for the embassy attack.
Hard to understate how big this is— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 3, 2020
• Qassem Suleimani is Iran’s most powerful mil figure in Region
• He runs Iran’s proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq
• Both men designated by US as Terrorist
• Muhandis was at US embassy attack protest, calls himself “Suleimani soldier”
Iraqi TV says Iran’s Quds Force top dog Soleimani killed in US airstrike at Baghdad’s airport https://t.co/UXLdTtIEhH— Robert Spencer روبرت سبنسر (@jihadwatchRS) January 3, 2020
I’ve long been obsessed with Qassem Soleimani and his singular, blood-soaked role in reshaping the modern Middle East. The only baddie in film or literature who holds comparable prominence as a master operative is Smiley’s nemesis, Karla: https://t.co/RINL02uvw1— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) January 3, 2020
Obama officials are encouraging Iran to bomb US military personnel in order to start a war.— Ali 🇺🇸 (@ali) January 3, 2020
Note: US didn’t start it. Bombs going off in Iraq isn’t war with Iran. https://t.co/dJs1zlCbca
.@JJCarafano released the following response to the successful U.S. operation to eliminate Qassem Suleimani and other leading Iranian-affiliated terrorist operatives:— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) January 3, 2020
...The reported deaths of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and the Iraqi commander of the militia that killed an American last week was a bold and decisive military action made possible by excellent intelligence and the courage of America’s service members.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), led by Suleimani, was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans in Iraq between 2003-2011, and countless more injured.
He was a chief architect behind Iran’s continuing reign of terror in the region
This strike against one of the world’s most odious terrorists is no different than the mission which took out Osama bin Laden – it is, in fact, even more justifiable since he was in a foreign country directing terrorist attacks against Americans.
His death is a huge loss for Iran’s regime and its Iraqi proxies, and a major operational and psychological victory for the United States.
Going forward, the Trump administration must keep its maximum pressure strategy in place.
What the administration must offer now is firm diplomacy backed by the continuing, credible threat of the use of military force.
For more information on how the Trump administration can enhance the pressure campaign against the regime: https://t.co/op7SGITjcK— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) January 3, 2020
This decisive response following @realDonaldTrump record of restraint in the face of Iranian provocations telegraphs not just Tehran but every hostile regime in the world: Push the United States too far and the blowback will be precise and final.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) January 3, 2020