THE WISDOM FUND: News & Views
January 2, 2020
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Immediate Aftermath of Missile Attack in Iraq That Killed Iranian Quds Force Commander Soleimani

The head of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, has been killed in a strike near Baghdad International Airport by Trump's direction to 'deter future Iranian attacks', according to Pentagon.



The UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change defined terrorism as any action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organisation to do, or abstain from, any act.

"Donald Trump, Iran: Gulf of Tonkin Redux," The Wisdom Fund, June 19, 2019

Bradley K. Martin, "Is Trump wagging the dog in the Middle East?," asiatimes.com, January 3, 2020

"Suleimani assassination is unlawful: UN Special Rapporteur," iranpress.com, January 3, 2020

"Factbox: Reactions to the killing of Iranian general in a U.S. air strike," reuters.com, January 3, 2020

"Iran's Qasem Soleimani: Why the US had him in its sights," bbc.com, January 3, 2020

[Notre Dame Law School Prof Mary Ellen O'Connell . . . : "Pre-emptive self defence is never a legal justification for assassination"--"Your Qasem Soleimani questions answered," bbc.com, January 3, 2020]

Pepe Escobar, "On foreign soil, as a guest nation, US has assassinated a diplomatic envoy whose mission the US had requested," asiatimes.com, January 6, 2020

Gareth Porter, "Pompeo's Gulf Of Tonkin Incident," theamericanconservative.com, January 9, 2020

News Pundits' Hidden Arms Industry Ties, Intercept, January 10, 2020

[Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran's top commander--Robert Burns, "Esper says he's seen no hard evidence embassies under threat," apnews.com, January 12, 2020]

"The Long Planned U.S. Assassinations In Iraq Will Increase Its Political Chaos," moonofalabama.org, January 13, 2020

Patrick J. Buchanan, "Could an Unintended Consequence of the Execution of Soleimani be President Bernie Sanders?," fgfbooks.com, January 17, 2020

[Wurmser helped make the case for the recent drone strike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassim Suleimani--Joe Schwarz, "KEY ARCHITECT OF 2003 IRAQ WAR IS NOW A KEY ARCHITECT OF TRUMP IRAN POLICY," theintercept.com, January 16, 2020]

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