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Fri Jan 10, 2020, 09:46 PM

US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

Source: ABC News

An unsuccessful strike on another high-ranking Iranian military commander took place in Yemen on the same night a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, two sources told ABC News.

The Jan. 2 nighttime strike targeted Abdul Reza Shahla'i, a key Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander, at his compound in Yemen, where he led Iran's military support for the Houthi rebel group backed by Iran, according to a counterterrorism official and a U.S. official.

The strike on the compound was carried out by a drone, the counterterrorism official told ABC News, adding that by the next morning the U.S. learned the strike was unsuccessful.

A former counterterrorism official told ABC News Shahla'i was in charge of Iran's operations inside Yemen, particularly the flow of missiles and drones to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have used those weapons to attack Saudi Arabia.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-kill-iranian-commander-yemen-night-soleimani-strike/story?id=68200887&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_hero_hed



Looks like now we're Saudi Arabia's mercenaries. Jared must need cash.

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Reply US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials (Original post)
SunSeeker Jan 10 OP
Wellstone ruled Jan 10 #1
BigmanPigman Jan 11 #2
iluvtennis Jan 11 #3
riversedge Jan 11 #4
Hugin Jan 11 #5
SunSeeker Jan 12 #7
LiberalFighter Jan 12 #6

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 10:36 PM

1. The Saudi's have to be scared

sh*tless after this. Is this why Kushner met with the Saudi Prince in his Father In Laws office?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 12:10 AM

2. Gee, Iran accidentally shot down a civilian airliner and the US drone

strike was not a success. I guess when "adults" play war games some things don't go according to plan. I never would have imagined such a thing is possible.....

* Lesson: Don't play "war games", ever!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 01:00 AM

3. + agree. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:57 AM

4. @RepEliotEngel, ..says he has "no doubt" that the operation is broader than we know, and largely bei




1) The bombshell news of the failed effort to kill Shahlai shows once again that we have no idea how deep Trump's deceptions on Iran really run.

We talked to two senior House Democrats about the news. Here are their quotes: It's alarming stuff.-



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@RepEliotEngel, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, says he has "no doubt" that the operation is broader than we know, and largely being concealed from Congress:

“The more you hear, the more you realize that you’ve been fed a bunch of untruths."



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22 hours ago - The strike targeting Abdul Reza Shahlai, a financier and key ... In a news conference last year, the U.S. special representative for Iran, Brian ...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 12:32 PM

5. Can't stress the importance of this revelation enough.

Secret State-Dep't led off-the-books wars and where's Jared?

This IS NOT how the United States of America does business. Period.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 06:00 PM

7. Yep. Particularly alarming considering Trump told Fox he got $1B for it from the Saudis!

Looks like I'm not the only one saying Trump is using our Troops as mercenaries.


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 05:14 PM

6. Is the Trump family and others involved really going to be safe?

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