ISIS murdered General Soleimani

Since its formation in Camp Bucca in Iraq in 2006 under US supervision, the Islamic State terrorist group has been used as a proxy force by the United States to serve its geostrategic interests throughout the Middle East and beyond.

The enemies of terrorism all over the world mourn the death of their hero tonight: General Qasem Soleimani.

Perhaps more than any other military leader, former Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander General Qasem Soleimani developed military strategies which defied the US empire.

Soleimani learnt his military skills in the battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war during the 1980s when the US was using the Mujahedeen al-Khalq terrorist group to invade and take over Iran on behalf of their regional strongman, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

The Iranian nation suffered immensely during that war with Western-backed forces using chemical weapons on the civilian population — a fact systematically ignored by the Western media.

During the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in 1982, Soleimani was instrumental in helping form the highly effective guerilla resistance force Hezbollah. Today, nationalist movements all over the world look to Hezbollah as an example of anti-imperialist struggle.

The concept of asymmetric warfare owes much to the work of General Soleimani and his military strategies and tactics will surely be textbook material in years to come.

The victory of the forces of law and civilisation in Syria over the forces of barbarism and chaos is largely due to the efforts of General Soleimani. He coordinated the recruitment and training of volunteers to help the Syrian people fight the Western-backed terrorists who committed uncountable crimes against humanity since they invaded the country in 2011.

Given his work with Hezbollah and his capacity to outsmart the US-formed Leviathan known as ISIS, Soleimami’ s prestige was such that he could have become President of Iran. Had he run for election, he would have won with a landslide.

The Zionist entity wanted Soleimami dead. There is no doubt about that. But Tel Aviv would never have carried out such an act on its own. Iran has the capacity to destroy the Zionist entity but it cannot openly attack the United States; and, as Benjamin Netanyahu once said,  » We have America. »

Since the take-over of the United States by Zionism, the country has become its global policeman. Trump, perhaps in order to placate his powerful Jewish foes in the United States, has now assassinated one of their most powerful enemies.

On one level, this is a victory for US imperialism: it has eliminated its most illustrious enemy; US imperialism is ISIS. Therefore we can say ISIS has murdered Soleimani. If the US was serious about defeating ISIS, it would have praised Soleimani for his efforts and he would not have been a priority for military assassination.

However, on a deeper level, it is a Pyrrhic victory for US imperialism.There are now thousands of Soleimanis in Iran, Syria, Lebanon and throughout the world; and none of Trump’s more rational supporters can possibly claim that the Iranian nemesis of ISIS was a terrorist. In fact, even Trump himself has admitted that Iran is an enemy of ISIS.

Ismail Qaani has replaced Soleimani as Quds Force commander. He will not be an inferior leader; there are thousands of future Soleimanis in training.

General Soleimani is now a martyr, not just for axis of resistance in the Middle East but for all oppressed nations. In a world where real men are rare, where atheism and nihilism are reducing our people to slaves, General Soleimani is an example of the kind of courage and intelligence we will all need to fight this evil force bent on global domination.

The US/ISIS killed Soleimani, but martyrs raise entire armies. For the growing international axis of resistance against Zionism, Soleimani’s death will be seen as his greatest achievement.

About Gearóid Ó Colmáin

Gearóid Ó Colmáin is an Irish journalist and political analyst based in Paris. His work focuses on globalisation, geopolitics and class struggle.

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  1. :

    Well, llet’s be accurate BOTH sides used chemical weapons in the Iraq-Iran war.

    And it was IRan who made war-like pronouncements against Iraq: the leadership proclaiming that Saddam Hussein should be overthrown – at that time he wasn’t enough of a fundamentalist religious nutcase for them.

    Let’s not be drawn into hero-worship of what is basically a theocracy just because of this appalling act of terrorism by the United States of World Horror.

    BTW, I am an Atheist, in fact an Anti-theist, and your reference to « us » as reducing the World to slaves is fucking objectionable.

    As Nobel Prize winning physicist Stephen Weinberg has said: « Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good deeds and evil people doing evil deeds. But for good people to do evil deeds, that takes religion »


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