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World War III

The User's Profile Chris Martenson January 3, 2020
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Note:  Just like Fukushima, the assassination of Soleimani is a fast-breaking development.  This is a very fluid account of the situation — we’re updating this constantly and reacting as the news unfolds. 

There we were, just two days into the new decade of the 2020’s and the top trending hastag on Twitter was #worldwarIII.

Awesome start to the decade there Team Elite!  So much to look forward to with the neocons in charge.

The US assassination of the most revered top military commander in Iran is simply mind boggling in its brazenness and possible (probable?) implications.

The western media is pretty much useless on the matter, as expected, conflicted as they are between their corporate military industrial sponsors on one side and their fawning devotion to every harebrained scheme that the Zionists and neocons want on the other.

Caitlin Johnstone has her finger squarely on the pulse:

“Most Americans won’t understand the gravity of this,” tweeted journalist Rania Khalek. “Qasem Soleimani is head of the Iranian IRGC’s elite Quds Force, which conducts operations outside of Iran in both Iraq and Syria. He was credited with helping turn the tide in both countries against Al-Qaeda and ISIS.”

“This is very serious,” Khalek added. “The US essentially declared war on Iran by assassinating its most revered military figure in Iraq. And by also killing the head of the PMF, the US created more enemies in Iraq. There will be regional retaliation. It’s unlikely it can be prevented.”

“If true, It is not an understatement to say this could change the entire Middle East,” tweeted Rising’s Saagar Enjeti.

“There’s going to be that war now that people have been pushing for since tanking the Iran Deal,” tweeted The Intercept’s Murtaza Mohammad Hussain.

“If this is true, the US has effectively declared war on Iran, which has established militarily ties with Russia and China. It’s not hyperbole to say this could start WW3. Insane,” tweeted Grayzone’s Dan Cohen, who also highlighted the important fact that “Iran, Russia and China held joint naval drills less than a week ago.”

“Iranian sources in Iran are warning that killing Gen. Qasem Sulaimani spells war,” tweeted Farnaz Fassihi of The New York Times. “‘Official reaction will begin with a strike,’ one says.”

A proportionate retaliatory strike would necessarily entail an attack on US military targets, or the military targets of US allies.

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To see it from the other side, here’s how Iran’s official news outlet, PressTV, has written up the assassination:
Major General Qassem Soleimani, whose assassination by...
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