Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani: “sanctions? what sanctions?”
Updated: August 9, 2015
While everyone was prepping for or watching the earlier Republican debate, we learned a minor factoid via Fox News. Iranian Quds Commander, General Qassem Soleimani paid a visit to Vladimir Putin in Moscow. in clear violation of international sanctions. But wait, according to Secretary of State John Kerry, who appeared before the Senate that’s not supposed to happen nor did it happen.
Coming at this important juncture when the President is on the offense for his Iranian nuclear deal, and Obama stalwart Charles, “Chuckles” Schumer, has come out as a “no” on the Iran, Qassem and Vladimir’s meeting and discussions do not bode well for the Agreement’s proponents in the Senate and House.
In the bowels of the Iranian nuclear agreement, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, found that sanctions were being lifted against Soleimani and other members of the Iranian kill club, better known as the Quds Force. Soleimani, who got the equivalent of a “get out of jail free” card, is best known for sending copper-tip IEDs into Iraq which were responsible for the deaths of over 500 marines and army service members, as well as the attempt to blow up the Saudi ambassador to Washington back in 2011.
Secretary of State Kerry, on the other hand, said in his testimony, that sanctions against Soleimani would never be lifted. Really, Secretary Kerry? So what’s Soleimani doing, flying in an Iranian commercial airliner, to Moscow and back without anyone lifting the proverbial finger to stop him.
Here in America, Mr. Secretary, we call that flipping the bird.