When former President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike which claimed the life of General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, it irrecoverably changed the future path of the country and region at large. This week we are proud to have a special guest, the Iranian historian and NYU professor Arash Azizi to discuss his new book, "The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US, and Iran's Global Ambitions," which provides a riveting account of the life of one of the most influential figures in modern Middle Eastern history. According to Azizi, had Soleimani not been killed in that drone strike, it would be very likely that he would emerge as the next presidential candidate - a role that his daughter is now appearing to fulfill. The military career of Soleimani was outstanding in several respects, but notably for the level of hubris he displayed which was uncommon among Iran's military leadership. "He published Game of Thrones-themed memes against Donald Trump prepared by his team on Twitter, he threatened Pakistan with a military incursion over some issues, and even threatened the Sunni king of Bahrain with a coup," Azizi says. "These were things that the top military commanders in Iran had never done, they had learned to be more diplomatic. But that's the level of confidence and hubris that Soleimani displayed."
The Insight: Why is the assassination of Qassem Soleimani still a threat to the United States?
Intelligence Fusion: Threat Intelligence Podcasts
And our forecast for the escalating tension in 2021. More than one year on from the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, tensions are still high between the United States and Iran. Concerns have been raised in recent weeks regarding the potential for Iran to mark the anniversary of his death and renew the conflict once again.In the latest podcast we give you a 10-minute overview of what we've since the killing of General Soleimani, the role of private security companies in the region as well as the likelihood of retaliation from Iran including their options for how and where they could attack. We provide you with our insights into the ongoing conflict and a forecast for the short to medium term. Intelligence Fusion's assessment is based on our day to day monitoring of Iran and the wider Middle East region. If you'd like to take a closer look at the intelligence that supports behind our analysis, get access to a 14-day free trial: https://hubs.ly/H0nk-FG0 Enjoyed this episode of The Insight? Here's some more content you might like:- The rise of Private Military Companies (PMCs) in conflict and security: https://youtu.be/-AbByvFGP50- The Soleimani assassination and the impact of America's airstrike: https://youtu.be/9JALOkyrPEk- Iran's retaliation for Soleimani's assassination: https://www.intelligencefusion.co.uk/blog/iran-retaliation-for-soleimani-assassination-missile-attacks-on-usAnd don't forget to like, share and subscribe. ☑️🚨
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US-Iran Tensions After Killing of Qassem Soleimani
Middle East Focus
MEI experts Randa Slim and Alex Vatanka join host Alistair Taylor to discuss the sharp escalation in US-Iran tensions following the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Gen. Soleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, along with Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. After several days of waiting to see how Iran might respond, on Jan. 7 Tehran launched more than a dozen missiles at two bases in Iraq housing US forces. No casualties were reported, and in comments on Jan. 8 President Trump promised to impose new sanctions on Iran, but seemed to back away from further military action.
Episode 26 - What bothers me about the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani
Canadian Intelligence Eh
The assassination of IRGC General Soleimani in a US airstrike will make terrorism worse, not better, and takes our eye off a larger threat: Sunni terrorism.I am the only one having a problem with a foreign military ordering, planning, directing and carrying out a missile strike on an international airport? > borealisthreatandrisk.com> Like this podcast? Check out Phil Gurski's latest books!> Read Phil's daily blog Today in TerrorismIn this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who ‘worked at the coalface’ for many years.
Qassem Soleimani was a vicious criminal, a warlord that met an appropriate end
Sara Carter Show
President Trump took the right decision and the world is safer today because of his leadership. President Trump’s remarks from the White House:“As President, my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens. Last night at my direction, the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world, Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.”“Under my leadership, America’s policy is unambiguous. To terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American: We will find you. We will eliminate you. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans, and our allies."