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The assassination of General Suleymani. Is a new war in the Middle East waiting for peace?

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New Year in the Middle East began with the assassination of Kassem Suleimani. An Iranian general died as a result of an American airstrike inflicted on the outskirts of Baghdad airport. Now both the region and the world as a whole are frozen in tension.


Baghdad air strike is real terrorism


On the night of January 3, the US Air Force launched an air strike at an international airport in the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. The attack killed the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, Major General Kassem Suleimani and the Deputy Commander of the Iraqi People’s Mobilization Force Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. A senior Iraqi arrived at the airport to meet General Suleymani, who arrived in Baghdad. Just during the meeting, an air strike was launched.

Two cars turned out to be completely destroyed - Toyota Avalon and a minibus Hyundai Stareks, 8 people were killed. Among them, in addition to General Suleymani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were the head of the press service of the Iraqi People’s Mobilization Forces, Mohammed Al Jaberi, and the head of the logistics service of the Iraqi People’s Mobilization Forces, Haydar Ali, who were direct managers of the meeting of the Iranian military commander at the airport.

Soon, Washington confirmed that the American airstrike aviation inflicted by personal order of President Donald trump. Moreover, the head of state made this decision without the approval of the US Congress. Trump himself in his defense said that on the hands of Suleymani the blood of "millions of people." Then, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized that Suleimani was planning military action, the victims of which would be the residents of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. General Kassem Suleimani flew to Baghdad from Beirut and the Americans could receive this information, including as a result of the betrayal of someone from the general’s inner circle, or from the Iraqis.


But no matter how "villain" General Suleymani may be, the actions of the United States cannot be regarded otherwise than an act of international terrorism. Imagine a situation: a senior American general arrives in Warsaw, for example, the chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff. And at the time of the meeting of the American general, representatives of the Polish Army, a strike is being struck at the airport by Russian aircraft. How would this be regarded by Washington and Warsaw and what would be the consequences?

American aviation attacked the sovereign state of Iraq, violating its sovereignty, and killed on its territory an official of a third country - Iran. Kassem Suleimani was not a criminal or terrorist, he was a regular soldier of the Iranian armed forces. No international tribunal was held in Suleimani, no decision was made to convict him.

It should also be noted that the United States is not in a state of war with Iran, nor, especially, with Iraq. Therefore, the assessment of Washington’s actions in this case can be only one - the United States committed a terrorist act in the territory of another state and killed several people without trial.

Who was Kassem Suleimani and who will replace him


Major General Kassem Suleimani played a huge role in Iranian foreign policy. He was called the second person in Iran after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This, of course, is an exaggeration, but among the Iranian military commanders, Suleimani not only was in the forefront in importance, but also occupied a special place.

Formally, he was only the commander of Al-Quds, a special unit within the Guardian Corps of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, created to protect the interests of Iran and the Islamic revolution outside the country. In fact, it was Suleymani who oversaw all Iran’s foreign military operations, including military operations in Syria, and the activities of Shiite militias in Lebanon and Iraq.

On March 11 of the coming year, Kassem Suleimani should have turned 63 years old. He was born back in 1957 and became a real pupil of the Islamic revolution. Coming from a poor peasant family, from the mountain village of Kanat-e Malek in the province of Kerman, Kassem Sulejmani graduated from only five grades of elementary school and worked as a laborer in the city of Kerman from the age of 13. Then the young Suleymani got a job in the city water supply department, where he was soon able to become an assistant engineer.

Thus, Suleymani’s life began with the completely peaceful profession of a water purifier, but when the Islamic revolution occurred, the 22-year-old Suleymani enrolled in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. This step predetermined the entire future fate of the young Iranian. From a peasant son with a five-year education, Suleymani turned over time into one of the most influential and well-known Iranian military leaders in the world.


By the way, after completing the 45-day courses of the young fighter, Suleimani first returned to the peaceful profession - he again addressed the problems of water supply in the province of Kerman. And only when the Iran-Iraq war broke out, the young lieutenant Suleymani took part in the hostilities. He immediately established himself well as a courageous intelligence officer, acting with his unit in the rear of the Iraqi army. The military career went uphill and at the age of 30, Kassem Suleymani was already the commander of the 41st Tarallah Infantry Division.

In the 1990s, Suleymani commanded the formations of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the southeastern provinces of Iran, in his native Kerman. It was there that the main route of drug suppliers from Afghanistan to Iran and Turkey ran. Kassem Suleimani managed to inflict a serious blow on drug dealers. In 2000, he was appointed commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the IRGC.

In our country, the name of Kassem Suleimani became widely known after the outbreak of the war in Syria. It is said that it was General Suleymani who was able to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops to Syria. Be that as it may, but when the pro-Turkish militants shot down a Russian plane on November 24, 2015, it was General Suleymani who personally led the search and rescue operation, as a result of which the Russian pilot Konstantin Murakhtin was saved.


Of course, on this basis alone, Kassem Suleimani should not be ranked as a “friend” of Russia. Suleymani was only a true patriot of his country - Iran, in whose interests he acted and fought his entire conscious life. It is not for nothing that in Iran itself Suleymani was considered a national hero during his lifetime. Now, when he became a "martyr", respect for the deceased general has grown several times.

Martyrdom was his reward for the constant activity that he had been engaged in all these years. Although he left, but by the will of Allah, his work and his path will not stop. A terrible revenge awaits criminals who stained their dirty hands with his blood and other martyrs last night,

- Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote on Twitter after reporting an air strike at Baghdad airport.

After the assassination of Kassem Suleymani, Brigadier General Ismail Kaani was appointed the new commander of Al-Quds. This Iranian military leader has held the post of deputy commander of the special forces of the IRGC for more than twenty years, and now has replaced his dead cartridge. The appointment of General Kaani to a high post was announced by Ali Khamenei himself.

What can the killing of Suleymani lead to?


It is clear that without consequences the killing of such a significant figure in the Middle East as General Suleymani will not remain. In Russia, they started talking about the fact that the US actions were a big mistake that would lead to an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, and possibly to new points of tension. In Iraq itself, meanwhile, the situation also escalated to the limit. Naturally, the majority of Iraqis do not like the outrages of the American military on their territory. No wonder Trump announced that the United States will transfer additional military contingents to Iraq.

Most likely, it is the US military bases in Iraq that will be the primary target for attacks by the avengers of Suleimani. Moreover, not the Iranians will attack, but the Iraqis themselves - a lot of Shiites live in this country, pro-Iranian armed groups operate, and the degree of hatred of the Americans is very high.

So, in the crowd at the American embassy, ​​which besieged the well-guarded diplomatic residence after the news of the murder of Suleimani and al-Muhandis, people flashed in the form of an Iraqi government army. Despite the fact that Baghdad was assisted in creating a new army by the United States, most of the soldiers and officers of the Iraqi armed forces are still very negatively inclined towards American politics.

After the assassination of Suleymani, the Israel Defense Forces were put on full alert. It is this country over the past forty years that has been the main target of threats from Iran, therefore, the Israelis have every reason to believe that Suleimani can fall for them too. Moreover, in the immediate vicinity of the Israeli borders - the position of the Lebanese Hezbollah, which was supervised by the deceased General Suleymani.

Saudi Arabia is also very concerned. Riyadh expects Iran to strike at Saudi oil facilities. Moreover, Tehran’s support is provided by Yemeni rebels - Hussites, and if necessary, Iranians can fulfill their plans with the help of Hussites.

By the way, during last year’s attacks on the oil facilities of the United Kingdom, they didn’t actually take any measures, which frightened the Saudi elite very much - she felt that Washington wasn’t such a reliable patron, and if she acted decisively, it would only be based on her own interests.


Few doubts that after the assassination of Suleimani, Iran will intensify its military programs, including the project to create its own nuclear weapons. By the way, it is Suleymani who is named among the curators of Iran’s nuclear program. The head of the Federation Council’s Foreign Relations Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, wrote that the air strike at Baghdad Airport and the death of Suleymani have in fact buried the last hope of stopping the Iranian nuclear program.

For Moscow, the beginning of an open armed conflict between Iran and the United States or American allies is extremely unprofitable. Therefore, it is easy to assume that the Russian side will begin to provide enhanced assistance to Tehran in order to increase the latter's defenses in case of further aggressive actions by the United States.

True, there is an alternative point of view. General Kassem Suleimani was considered in the Iranian leadership one of the most consistent opponents of any reconciliation with the United States. An ideological revolutionary, he sincerely hated the "Big Shaitan," as Ayatollah Ruholl Khomeini called the USA at one time, and did not intend to put up with the West.

Now, according to an alternative forecast, the main opponent of the negotiation process has left this mortal world, which means that just the line for negotiations can triumph in Iran’s foreign policy. Which, of course, does not mean the absence of external indignation by the actions of the Americans and even some kind of retaliatory measures in the form of attacks on American military installations in Iraq or on Saudi tankers. In any case, it is already obvious that 2020 will be very difficult in the Middle East.
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  1. Winnie76
    Winnie76 6 January 2020 04: 48
    0
    Apparently the Americans will soon be very hurt
    1. Rostislav Bely
      Rostislav Bely 6 January 2020 05: 05
      0
      not just painful - Trump is just starting to lose control ...
      US President Donald Trump threatened Iran with bombing in the event of an attack, and Iraq with sanctions if Baghdad shows hostility towards the United States.
      At the same time, he said that US troops are not going to leave Iraq, because, according to him, there is a "very expensive air base."
      “Its construction cost billions of dollars. Long before me. We will not leave if they do not pay us for it, ”RIA Novosti quoted Trump as saying.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 6 January 2020 05: 23
        0
        Trump has not yet realized that he blew up the Middle East. If he does not leave Iraq in a good way, then the Americans are waiting for the same thing that was in Vietnam. negative
        1. Rostislav Bely
          Rostislav Bely 6 January 2020 05: 31
          +1
          This is not only Trump - corruption in the USA and a split in the local society are to blame for everything, so to speak, everything is sliding by inertia ...
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 6 January 2020 06: 17
          +2
          Quote: bessmertniy
          If he does not leave Iraq in a good way, then the Americans are waiting for the same thing that was in Vietnam.

          But it looks like he doesn’t want to do it yet
          According to Trump, American troops will not leave Iraq until Baghdad pays Washington for the air base built there.
          “If they ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a friendly way. We will impose sanctions against them that they have never seen before. Compared to this, Iranian sanctions will seem somewhat boring, ”he said.
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 6 January 2020 08: 57
            -2
            Quote: tihonmarine
            According to Trump, American troops will not leave Iraq until Baghdad pays Washington for the air base built there.

            So let them take her with them. Iraq did not ask them to build. request
            Quote: tihonmarine
            We will impose sanctions against them that they have never seen before. Compared to this, Iranian sanctions will seem somewhat boring, ”he said.

            Aha, already a "good" result of the murder: to sit in the bases besieged by the NEW enemy as an occupier.
            "Smart" person, yeah
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 6 January 2020 11: 14
              +1
              Quote: Olgovich
              Aha, already a "good" result of the murder: to sit in the bases besieged by the NEW enemy as an occupier.

              That’s the calculation, but they don’t think about leaving.
        3. Air force
          Air force 6 January 2020 07: 08
          +5
          Unfortunately for many, the second Vietnam is not waiting for them. Firstly, Iraq was an occupied country, the second Vietnam had to wait for them during their invasion, but nothing happened. Secondly, terrorist organizations such as ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), under a certain confluence of the situation, can tell them face like in Syria and Libya, on the content of Americans. As for me, the blow was struck in order to tear Europe away from Iran and destroy the nuclear deal, Iran did not go for the first provocation, namely the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the deal. Military provocations remained. And voila today they are already saying that Iran is abandoning the key point of the deal. A dirty, clumsy, terrorist provocation, but it worked, you will see after a while everyone will accuse Iran that it has withdrawn from the nuclear deal, vassals in the face of the "civilized world" will not whine about their master, politicians with the prefix will whine on the sidelines of the UN "ex" and that's it. The world is on the verge of a big economic "nix" and the Americans have no time to play subtly, they side with the opinion of others, the right of the strong in action. I believe that in the long term it will be the Trinity for the Americans, but personally Trump does not care, he has elections this year and he needs tactical victories, there is no time for strategic ones.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 6 January 2020 12: 14
            +1
            Quote: Air Force
            The world is on the verge of a big economic "nix" and the Americans have no time to play subtly, they side with the opinion of others, the right of the strong in action. I believe that in the long term, this will be the Trinity for the Americans, but personally Trump does not care, he has elections this year and he needs tactical victories, there is no time for strategic ones.

            It seems that the world is not only on the verge of an economic sheer, but also on the verge of a third world war. These American people will not calm down until the war comes to the territory of the United States itself.
            1. Air force
              Air force 6 January 2020 13: 01
              +1
              This is precisely the problem, countries like Iran will not reach them, in extreme cases, their bases in countries neighboring Iran may fall under the distribution, well, allies. What is acceptable to such arsonists of war as they are, in principle, or maybe even necessary. It’s just that in the Middle East they began to lose influence, and here there is an opportunity to shake NATO, to determine Turkey with us or against us, well and all in all to go punish Iran, and put Iraq at a stand. The truth can be torn and NATO allies can fail. PS In general, with such a lawlessness and such a sluggish reaction of the world community that it prevents them from slamming into Assad and in the same way, it’s pompous to say that we punished evil for chemical attacks, millions of innocent people killed and other blah blah blah.
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 6 January 2020 18: 41
                +1
                Quote: Air Force
                This is precisely the problem, countries like Iran cannot reach them,
                The fact of the matter is that the Americans did not feel in their own skin what war is. If the carnage were in the USA, then you look, they would be more balanced and reverent in the matter of preserving peace, so as to prevent its repetition. And so, they are not sorry for anyone ...
          2. A man with a capital letter
            A man with a capital letter 7 January 2020 15: 55
            0
            The Americans will flee from the Middle East, because it is consolidating against them, as a result, peace will come. Even Israel renounces hegemon and does not gloat over the general
      2. Olgovich
        Olgovich 6 January 2020 08: 51
        0
        Quote: Rostislav Bely
        At the same time, he said that US troops are not going to leave Iraq, because, according to him, there is a "very expensive air base."

        But yesterday Iraq already told them OFFICIALLY: "Get out, you bastards!"

        If this is not Trump's failure after the murder, then what is it?

        To stay. he, of course, can, but a pure OCCUPANT, with all the consequences ....
        1. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 7 January 2020 07: 44
          0
          Quote: Olgovich
          But yesterday Iraq already told them OFFICIALLY: "Get out, you scoundrels!"

          there are official statements. there are no official ones. I think there is usually a big difference.
          we must not forget that Iran and Iraq are opposing countries, both geopolitically and religiously.
          a generation of wetting each other alive. Suleimani, by the way, was a soldier precisely in the Iran-Iraq war.
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 7 January 2020 08: 39
            -3
            Quote: Maki Avellievich
            there are official statements. there are no official ones. I think there is usually a big difference.

            These are not "statements" but a DECISION OF THE PARLIAMENT, that is, the LAW.
            Can’t you tell the difference?
            Quote: Maki Avellievich
            we must not forget that Iran and Iraq are opposing countries, both geopolitically and religiously.
            a generation of wetting each other alive.

            Shiites are the majority of the population of Iraq. Like Iran.
            1. Maki Avellevich
              Maki Avellevich 7 January 2020 21: 27
              -1
              Quote: Olgovich
              These are not "statements" but a DECISION OF THE PARLIAMENT, that is, the LAW.
              Can’t you tell the difference?

              there is a difference between decision making and their implementation in reality.
              it’s like in the yard, one kid promised to fill someone’s face, but things didn’t go beyond promises.
              Can’t you tell the difference?
              1. Olgovich
                Olgovich 8 January 2020 12: 24
                -3
                Quote: Maki Avellievich
                there is a difference between decision making and their implementation in reality.

                Without decision making, there is no implementation.

                Do not catch?
    2. cost
      cost 6 January 2020 05: 11
      +8
      The assassination of General Suleymani. Is a new war in the Middle East waiting for peace?

      There will be a war or it will not be known, but the fact that the air strike on Suleymani killed the hope for any diplomatic contacts and negotiations between the United States and Iran for many years to come is already clear
      1. knn54
        knn54 6 January 2020 08: 29
        +2
        Alas, the loss of the Coordinator will introduce some disorganization in the ranks of the Shiite arc.
        Considering that the Yankees have a grudge against the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah and the head of the Yemeni Ansar Allah, Abdul-Malik al-Husi, and Iran considers the situation in the Middle East to be involved in the terrorist attack by the special services of the KSA and Israel.
      2. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 6 January 2020 10: 41
        0
        There will be a war or it will not be known, but the fact that the air strike on Suleymani killed the hope for any diplomatic contacts and negotiations between the United States and Iran for many years to come is already clear


        Iran ready to negotiate nuclear deal with US

        https://ria.ru/20200105/1563129629.html

        https://www.pnp.ru/politics/tegeran-gotov-vesti-s-vashingtonom-peregovory-po-yadernoy-sdelke-zayavili-v-mid-irana.html
    3. Stils
      Stils 6 January 2020 09: 11
      +6
      So some Turchins should have been destroyed in 2014, but we won’t see anything like it, because billions, yachts and planes will be more important
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 6 January 2020 04: 52
    +6
    They want to bomb Iran and make oil prices high. Why are you so fussed in the EU, do not want to buy exorbitant prices, and the US needs to restrain the EU and China, their recession began in 2019, politics is a continuation of the economy.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 6 January 2020 05: 28
      0
      The United States needs to undermine hydrocarbon exports from the Middle East to Europe and China in order to add problems to its economic competitors.
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 6 January 2020 06: 04
        0
        And they will sell their shale oil to Europe, it is only profitable to develop it at a price above $ 70.
        1. bessmertniy
          bessmertniy 6 January 2020 06: 16
          +4
          Oil just jumped. And already overcame $ 70 per barrel. And where is the guarantee that in a month the price will not jump over $ 100! what
          1. Pessimist22
            Pessimist22 6 January 2020 06: 20
            -1
            When the fighting begins then 200 will be.
    2. maden.usmanow
      maden.usmanow 6 January 2020 06: 27
      -3
      There was no recession in the USA, no need to lie.
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 6 January 2020 06: 38
        +4
        If you are interested in economics, you should have read about income inversion, the same as it was in 2007, and if not, I can’t help you with anything.
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 6 January 2020 05: 00
    +1
    I remember reading some American book for a long time, it seems, "The War of 2020," words flashed there, something like "The Americans have always been the most reliable allies, very blacharod", the book was designated as a science fiction with a military bias. from scientific point of view, there were only lasers on the Japanese Mitsubishi helicopters.
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      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 6 January 2020 05: 11
        +1
        Thanks, of course, to you all, but I’m not celebrating.
  4. Connor MacLeod
    Connor MacLeod 6 January 2020 05: 28
    -3
    The main thing is to build so that the Chinese are connected. what Otherwise we won’t ... No.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 January 2020 05: 36
    +2
    Trump's actions are the actions of a bonal killer, which is typical for the United States to solve any problems by letting blood flow undesirable! And Iran is OBLIGED to respond harshly, otherwise all that the Persians have achieved at the international level and in the region in foreign policy will be neglected by inaction to kill the general. This is the East, where the weak are quickly “eaten up!” Therefore, Iran must start and lead total guerrilla actions against the US occupation forces in the region.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 6 January 2020 06: 20
      +2
      It seems that before the new elections, Trump is trying to get the support of the most "patriotic" Americans in the country, who vote for America to show the whole world "who is boss"! negative
    2. sen
      sen 6 January 2020 06: 36
      +4
      That is true, but the United States will increase funding for the Iranian opposition.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 6 January 2020 06: 50
        0
        Of course, it will be necessary to pour more money into the opposition, since in this situation it will lose its position inside Iran if it does not take up anti-American positions. hi
  6. Strashila
    Strashila 6 January 2020 05: 36
    +7
    "Soleimani was planning armed actions, the victims of which would be the inhabitants of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.", Before that, to kill the head of state for the appearance of a trash with a test tube such as this weapon at a UN meeting. Now it's enough to just take offense after losing and kill your opponent for it.
    In practice, Iran has seen that an attack by even hundreds of cruise missiles is not fatal with a properly built air defense system.
    A bet on stealth by the Americans, there is an opportunity to evaluate it, I think the Iranians are preparing for this.
  7. LeonidL
    LeonidL 6 January 2020 05: 48
    -1
    And what did the Iranian general, the head of a military-religious structure, that is, formally not a state one, who was repeatedly noticed with contacts with organizations of a very dubious "quality" in Iraq? Was it an official visit? No. Secret. And such secret visits to terrorists always end in terrorist attacks. If we take into account everything written about General Timokhin earlier, then one gets the impression of the elimination of a very influential person, before whom the presidents stood at attention, who worked closely and possibly collaborates with al-Qaeda and other very dubious organizations, who successfully prevents the normalization of the situation in Iraq, without being a citizen of Iraq ... Aggression in Iraq is already a thing of the past, after that there was aggression in Iraq by the Islamic State. Now is the time of the restoration of the country and, according to Timokhin, the victim successfully prevented this. So all the screams and groans are very simulated. The exact definition of what happened - the terrorists died as a result of a terrorist attack. How else to deal with terrorists? How did General Dudayev, President of Ichkeria die? Isn't it the same? How did Basayev die? Life is a difficult thing, and it is very likely that such a surgical operation was not only permissible, but also necessary. The messages of the articles, especially Timokhin's, in the direction of Russia and its politics are not clear. Does Russia really have to fit into the Shiite-Sunni showdown? To stand up for an outstanding Iranian ... if not a terrorist, but a very dubious head of the secret service of a paramilitary religious structure? Maybe it is worth remembering that after coming to power in Iran, the USSR Ayatollahs immediately became a "junior Satan"? Remember how many Soviet soldiers died at the hands of pro-Iranian movements, in particular Hitmatiyar in Afghanistan. Yes, in Syria, some assistance in the fight against ISIS was provided by the Iranians and the IRGC in particular ... but as events have shown, the military value of the Iranians is very conditional, but their provocations harm the liberation of Syria. With what difficulty Putin managed to push them away from the Golan ... The attempts of some to enter Russia into a confrontation with the United States, and the entire West for the sake of a very illusive, unnatural friendship with Iranian ayatollahs, are not clear ... However, friendship with Erdogan is also unnatural.
    1. Connor MacLeod
      Connor MacLeod 6 January 2020 06: 11
      +1
      I think, all the same, there is a difference between killing leaders of illegal armed groups of unrecognized republics and heads of military departments of sovereign states ...
      1. LeonidL
        LeonidL 6 January 2020 06: 15
        0
        See Sergey’s comment under yours. The IRGC is not part of the Iranian army - it is a military-religious structure, moreover, officially recognized as terrorist in the United States. I do not condone terrorist acts against state structures and civilians, but in this case, everything is not so clear. It is possible that this is an anti-terrorist operation.
        1. Connor MacLeod
          Connor MacLeod 6 January 2020 06: 40
          +3
          I don’t care who they think they’re terrorists! And in general the prospect of the United States! Is friendship with Iran "unnatural" for you? Is friendship with a country that zealously called Chechen terrorists "rebels" natural? The country that gave Poroshenko the green light for the war in Donbass? A country that drowned the Middle East in blood? Natural?
          1. LeonidL
            LeonidL 7 January 2020 01: 34
            +3
            Zhenya! Russia, unlike the USSR, does not need to be friends with anyone! Contraindicated! It was these "friendships" that destroyed the USSR. As friends, Russia has its people, its Fleet, its Aerospace Forces, its Army. With all the others, only mutually beneficial interests on the condition of mutual observance of decency and benefits! That is why one should not succumb to provocations and "fit in" with very muddy personalities, such as a murdered Iranian general. Well, what kind of friends of Russia are the Iranian ayatollahs or Erdogan, who dreams of becoming the Ottoman sultan again?
    2. Prometheus
      Prometheus 6 January 2020 16: 01
      -1
      Was this an official visit?

      Yes. He came to convey the answer to the message to Saudi Arabia through the Prime Minister of Iraq. And those who met him were also officials. Since Hashd al-Shaabi is an Iraqi state structure, its fighters receive a salary from the government.

      worked closely and possibly collaborates with al Qaeda

      There was cooperation. But about the "cramped" you have enough. And about "possibly cooperating" is something of the "highly likely" level, a brilliant argument good laughing

      According to Timokhin, the deceased successfully prevented this.

      Should Russia fit into Shiite-Sunite squabbles?

      Have you carefully read his article?)

      the terrorists died in the attack.

      Now we would consider a senior member of an internationally recognized state and civil servants of another internationally recognized state to be terrorists, mmm laughing good

      not a terrorist, but

      So a terrorist or not?)

      Did the USSR immediately become a "junior Satan"?

      The USSR is no more; rhetoric has changed. And by this logic, we can’t cooperate with many states with which they fought at the time ... right?)

      particularly Hitmatiyar in Afghanistan.

      Hekmatyar is a Sunni. And it was funded by the Saudis. Pro-Iranian movements are different.

      Iranian combat value is very arbitrary

      Nevertheless, until the beginning of 2016, the entire war on earth in Syria was exported almost entirely by the Iranians and their proxies. The government army was in poor condition.

      attempts of some

      The names of these some?
      1. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 7 January 2020 21: 45
        0
        Quote: Prometheus
        Yes. He came to convey the answer to the message to Saudi Arabia through the Prime Minister of Iraq. And those who met him were also officials. Since Hashd al-Shaabi is an Iraqi state structure, its fighters receive a salary from the government.

        Hashd al-Shaabi is sponsored by the IRGC, that is, Iran. it turns out somehow ambiguously by the officials of which country Suleymani was met.
        1. Prometheus
          Prometheus 10 January 2020 08: 12
          0
          Quote: Maki Avellievich
          Hashd al-Shaabi is sponsored by the IRGC, that is, Iran. it turns out somehow ambiguously by the officials of which country Suleymani was met.

          They were in the civil service of Iraq. And Suleimani, by the way, had diplomatic immunity and arrived in the country at the invitation of the Iraqi prime minister. The next day, at 8:30, they had an appointment to send messages from the Saudis.
  8. svp67
    svp67 6 January 2020 05: 49
    +2
    Alas, the author proceeds from an incorrect assessment of the situation ...
    Kassem Suleimani was not a criminal or terrorist, he was a regular soldier of the Iranian armed forces.
    Suleimani is the head of the special forces of the IRGC, and the IRGC is a completely separate military component, which by and large is not related to the Armed Forces of Iran. It is difficult to compare it with anything else, only the Wehrmacht and the SS troops in Nazi Germany come to mind.
    In April, the United States recognized the IRGC as a terrorist organization, so one of its leaders is a terrorist, like any IRGC member.
    I do not condone the United States, what they did is the height of cynicism. After all, they killed not only Suleimani, but representatives of Iraq, taking advantage of their presence in Iraq. But it is worth understanding their logic, so that we would be ready for such actions on their part
    After all, this is exactly how they can recognize "terrorist organizations" and any of our structures, the same Ministry of Emergency Situations, and what, an armed organization, and even humanitarian convoys to Donbass, conducts "RossGvardia", for harsh "suppression of the manifestation of democracy" RF Armed Forces, "Highly Like", GU GI General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, the same for "Highly Like", etc., etc.
    1. Kerensky
      Kerensky 6 January 2020 11: 26
      +2
      The IRGC is a completely separate military component, by and large not related to the Armed Forces of Iran. It is difficult to compare it with anything else, only the Wehrmacht and the SS troops in Nazi Germany come to mind.

      And the Cossacks do not come to mind?
  9. Free wind
    Free wind 6 January 2020 06: 22
    +1
    And what did this general do there, was he called there? Moreover, they are at war. And the Iraqis generally fell under the Americans spreading the rolls. And now all of a sudden, revenge gathered, the avengers ..........
    1. Connor MacLeod
      Connor MacLeod 6 January 2020 06: 50
      +6
      They called. He was met by the Iraqi delegation, who died with him. Therefore, the Iraqi Prime Minister called the airstrike "an act of aggression", and the Iraqi Parliament yesterday unanimously voted for the withdrawal of American troops.
      1. mbebebe
        mbebebe 8 January 2020 09: 39
        0
        Unanimously - in this case, the concept is very extensible, I will quote, for example, Vedomosti: "The document was adopted by the Iraqi deputies in the presence of a quorum, but in the absence of Sunni and Kurdish factions." If you dig other sources, it turns out that in figures it is 172 (Shiites) and 160 (rest). No longer looks like unanimously?
    2. edmed
      edmed 6 January 2020 07: 03
      +5
      [quote = Free Wind] And what did this general do there, was he called there? Moreover, they are at war. Someone, the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mahdi, said, "Sulimani flew to Iraq to meet with him, to discuss the proposals that were transmitted to Tehran from SA, to organize this meeting, Mr. Trump personally requested by phone ..." , bandyukov showdowns at the state level? To lure one thug so that the other thug crumbles him like a radish?
      [quote = LeonidL] Was this an official visit? No. Secret. [/ Quote]
      Above wink Maybe we should bang the commanding ILC who will come, let’s say to Poland to settle questions with Moscow? Secretly wink
  10. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 6 January 2020 06: 23
    +2
    I don’t know how it will end, but it all smells bad! The Middle East already boils quite rapidly, the actions of the United States and Israel in the region, sooner or later, will put the whole world in cancer. Do we need it?
  11. Revolver
    Revolver 6 January 2020 07: 55
    -7
    Baghdad air strike is real terrorism

    No more than the elimination of Basayev and Khattab.
    1. Andrey VOV
      Andrey VOV 6 January 2020 12: 41
      +1
      More precisely, please, are you regretting the destruction of Basayev and Khattab ????
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 6 January 2020 22: 30
        +1
        To regret Suleymani is the same as to regret these two.
  12. Revolver
    Revolver 6 January 2020 08: 03
    -5
    As the old Romans used to say, "the dead are either good or nothing."
    Suleimani is dead. It's good!
    1. AllBiBek
      AllBiBek 6 January 2020 08: 38
      +6
      Your knowledge of history sucks; firstly, not the Romans, but the Spartans, more precisely - Chilo Spartan at the funeral of Diogenes Laertius. Secondly, "About the dead it is either good or nothing but the truth." Thirdly, gloating over the victims of a terrorist attack is a sign of psycho-sexual immaturity against the background of hidden childhood traumas, but this is already according to Freud.
  13. Vitalonson
    Vitalonson 6 January 2020 08: 10
    +2
    Israel won how many Iranian generals and scientists eliminated and nothing ..
    The United States will also pay off ... They will put pressure on Russia so that we can calm the Arabs again, etc. ... But someday, patience will end for everyone!
    1. for
      for 6 January 2020 09: 21
      -1
      Quote: Vitalonson
      They will put pressure on Russia

      And what to press, Russia (official) is wetting, does not even show concern.
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    1. edmed
      edmed 6 January 2020 09: 52
      +2
      Quote: Professor
      But aren't American spire lovers in the UK using chemical warfare agents?

      Yes, of course not, no, American ones, it's only the Russians who poison the rotten "newcomer", the Skripals, and as usual, drunk, they didn't poison the cat and the homeless people, but in South America, the "dictators" are dying of "hurricane cancer." ah! " wink
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 6 January 2020 10: 09
      +1
      professor raves. The first victim .... Professor, we will miss you ... crying
      1. Professor
        Professor 6 January 2020 10: 26
        -1
        Quote: sabakina
        professor raves. The first victim .... Professor, we will miss you ... crying

        Cope. You will communicate with your own kind. It always develops.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 6 January 2020 10: 42
          +2
          Quote: Professor
          Cope. You will communicate with your own kind. It always develops.
          Of course we can handle it. We always cope when Zeus starts throwing lightning. And so, do not hold evil. It will be very bad, call. wink
          1. Professor
            Professor 6 January 2020 11: 09
            +2
            To call? No, really. Died so dead.
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    4. BAI
      BAI 6 January 2020 17: 17
      0
      The author confused comparing a terrorist with a military man.

      Old as dinosaur shit, a song about its scouts and alien spies.
    5. Revolver
      Revolver 6 January 2020 22: 35
      +1
      Quote: Professor
      Kassem Suleimani was not a criminal or terrorist, he was a regular soldier of the Iranian armed forces.

      If you look like this, then Keitel and Jodl were also military personnel. And Adolf Eichmann was a security personnel officer. What, and they should not be hung?
      1. Ruslan67
        Ruslan67 6 January 2020 22: 38
        +1
        Quote: Nagan
        were military personnel

        Quote: Nagan
        was a security personnel officer.

        Quote: Nagan
        and they should not be hung?

        If the country is an enemy, it’s stupid for belonging to the structure — from a cadet to a leader In order not to save personnel for the future
  15. parusnik
    parusnik 6 January 2020 08: 52
    +3
    Iran is a partner of Russia, the United States is a partner, and Iraq is not a bad partner either ... with regards to oil fields ... And "last year," Trump hinted that Russia could be included in the list of terrorist states, although this statement faded away ... Trump did not begin to promote this topic further, but he did not take his words back either ... Here's how to prove to Russia that the world has become a lot polar ...
  16. Old26
    Old26 6 January 2020 13: 17
    +2
    Quote: Connor MacLeod
    The main thing is to build so that the Chinese are connected. what Otherwise we won’t ... No.

    China is now unlikely to fit in with Iran. Although being the second economy in the world, the Chinese economy is still quite tightly tied to the US economy. Oil imports from Iran to China also dropped quite seriously last year. So it is unlikely that China will fit in for Iran. If this happened in a year or two, the probability would have been higher since China and Iran signed a strategic long-term agreement and China intended to invest large sums in Iran’s transport and oil industry. Up to $ 280 billion over 5 years. But the agreement was supposed to take effect in 2020. Now there are no investments that would be worth protecting.
    1. Connor MacLeod
      Connor MacLeod 6 January 2020 15: 36
      -1
      Well, well, let them bomb then. We won back ...
    2. LeonidL
      LeonidL 7 January 2020 01: 40
      0
      China will fit only for China. Everything else is according to the principle "A wise monkey sits on a mountain, clicks nuts and watches a dragon and a bear fight in the valley" ...
  17. Jarserge
    Jarserge 6 January 2020 16: 30
    +1
    The war in the Middle East has been going on for a long time, just another aggravation
  18. BAI
    BAI 6 January 2020 17: 14
    +1
    Is a new war in the Middle East waiting for peace?

    In the Middle East, there will be no peace in the coming decades. Regardless of personalities.
    1. Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 8 January 2020 14: 25
      0
      THE WORLD IN 20 MARS 20 DIE 20 VISION 20 WAR 20 ELRUSSIE is what the Rothschilds wrote for 2020 https://ukshop.economist.com/products/the-world-in-2020 ..... I explain, Mars = war, death, vision (ancient prophecy is highlighted in red), war (three times already) ...... Russia ... Another option we start from the beginning 20 REX (Tsar) 20 (Xireces SION MODIE) VISION
  19. sevtrash
    sevtrash 6 January 2020 22: 20
    +2
    Most likely there will be no special consequences. Iran will not pull against the United States in any way, and moreover, France and Great Britain have not only approved, but are ready to continue in the same vein. And there, the whole Western world will be ready. In the end, it will be presented later that the general was killed when, at the head of the terrorists, he attacked the peaceful American embassy in Iraq. That’s all, and it will calm down. Costs of a unipolar world.
    Of course, the general is not an angel. It is ridiculous to think that his opponents are cleaner. How many Americans have laid in the name of freedom and greatness of America. And how many Israelis in the name of their national idea. Or someone else. But the winner writes the story, so his victims themselves are to blame for their deaths.
  20. LeonidL
    LeonidL 7 January 2020 01: 41
    0
    Quote: sevtrash
    Most likely there will be no special consequences.

    You're right! But there will be many angry words, demonstrations, beating in the chest and spitting!
  21. Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 7 January 2020 19: 26
    -1
    "On the night of January 3, the US Air Force launched an air strike on the international airport in the Iraqi capital Baghdad" = a shot at Archduke Ferdinand ....., the beginning of the third world war! The third world war has begun.
    1. LeonidL
      LeonidL 8 January 2020 01: 34
      +1
      Don't panic! The crown prince and the general ... are two big differences. But that's not even the point. Then there was already an established grouping of the Central Powers - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey on the one hand and the Entente on the other - England, France, Russia. Well, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, rushing about in search of a profitable freebie ... There were also victims of German aggression - Serbia and Benelux ... Today we have only Shiite Iran on one side and, perhaps, it is not necessary, partly Iraq ... the other is incommensurably stronger opponents, even if only the United States and the World Bank ... and the rest of NATO + Arab Sunni countries ... But also "outside" observers, and their majority, to put it mildly, do not look very kindly at the Ayatollah's religious-militaristic regime. I am sure that neither the PRC nor the Russian Federation will fit in for the ayatollah, and even within Iran, judging by the previous riots, now not everything is monolithic. Religious fanatics are pretty tired of them. So I think that you were in a hurry with the announcement of the Third, but such a military aggravation is possible - such as terrorist attacks and the transfer of various kinds of missiles, I hope, non-nuclear.
      1. Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 8 January 2020 12: 53
        -2
        the moderator quietly and silently but very quickly deleted my post, three days ago .... but I'll try, the third world war was planned a long time ago at the Basel Congress (like the first and second world wars), it will spread to Europe and the USA, there there are many "refugees", in Russia, too, almost a quarter of Muslims, The goal of the war is the elimination and purge of Islam and the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Mecca and Medina ... although the Rothschilds wrote the word Russia in the last and small print for 100, it may be possible to stay away from the meat grinder
    2. LeonidL
      LeonidL 9 January 2020 07: 12
      0
      Hurried with the prediction - did not start!