Iran’s response to Soleimani’s killing is certain to be devastating and the intention will be to inflict heavy casualties on American personnel regionally. Trump’s gambit may have put his re-election bid in serious jeopardy.
Iran’s choice is going to be to wage an asymmetrical war. Tehran will settle for nothing less than American withdrawal from the region. It’s going to be total war — unrestricted in terms of weapons used, territory or combatants involved, or objectives pursued, a war in which accepted rules of war are disregarded.
Trump just killed 6 more IRGC leaders in Iraq, seems he is just getting warmed up.
The three-car convoy was struck in the northern outskirts of the Iraqi capital in the district of al-Taji late on Friday, according to an Iraqi military source cited by Reuters. Six militiamen were reportedly killed in the attack, with three others critically injured. It remains unclear who carried out the strike.
— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) January 3, 2020
قائد العمليات الخاصة لكتائب #حزب_الله:
— قناة الاتجاه (@Aletejah_TV) January 4, 2020
Iran will punish “Americans” wherever they are within reach of the Islamic republic in retaliation for the killing of Soleimani, Tasnim news agency quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander as saying.
General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Guards in the southern province of Kerman, raised the prospect of possible attacks on ships in the Gulf, and said Iran reserved the right to take revenge against the US for the death of Soleimani.
— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) January 4, 2020