(Great Power War)Â On Friday reports noted that, on the advice of his national security team using actionable intelligence, President Trump ordered a strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of theÂ Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corpsâ€™ elite Quds Force.
According to the administration and in particular Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the president ordered the strike in response to intelligence indicating that Soleimani was planning a major attack in the region against Americans and our allies.
Describing a â€œmajor attackâ€ the IRGC Quds Force cheif was allegedly plotting,Â Pompeo said, â€œWhat was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to makeÂ a significant strike against Americans.â€
Well, this is certainly an escalation by the United State, no question. Soleimani was rumored to be the No. 2 guy in Iran, in line to succeed the Ayatollah.
But whatâ€™s next? Many analysts are predicting that this attack will lead to further escalations and even a proxy war in Iraq between the U.S. an Iran.
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