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Greetings,

Dr. E. Michael Jones and I met in Tehran in 2013. We’ve been crossing paths ever since—most recently last night on Press TV. (Watch above.)

And speaking of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose martyrdom anniversary is tomorrow, below is my forthcoming written interview on the topic, which should be published soon at PressTV.ir.

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Kevin

#1: Iran has called on the United Nations General Assembly to issue a resolution condemning the US assassination of the country’s top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani to safeguard international peace and uphold human rights. Why do you think the UN refuse to do so?

As of this writing (January 2) the UN General Assembly has not yet responded to Iran’s request yesterday to condemn the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. It is conceivable that a resolution condemning the assassination will be passed by the General Assembly. In July 2020 the UN Rapporteur for Extrajudicial Killing issued a report stating that the assassination was unlawful and in violation of the UN charter. So there is no obvious reason why the General Assembly would not pass a resolution agreeing with its own Rapporteur. But it’s also possible that many nations are afraid of the US reaction to such a move. The current US government, despite its apparent hostility to the previous Trump regime, does not want to call attention to the US government’s criminal history in its relations with Iran, because that would undercut its position in the current standoff over the JCPOA and other issues. So it will pressure UN members to oppose any resolution condemning the assassination.

#2: The West has also remained silent despite the fact that Gen. Soleimani played a key role in uprooting terrorism. Why?

The West has been hypnotized by a false narrative about terrorism at least since the false flag events of September 11, 2001. That crime, like virtually all terrorism in the world today, was committed by agents of the Anglo-Zionist Empire. Western leaders and their psychological operations experts have brainwashed the public to hysterically fear the very terrorism that those leaders and experts have created, armed, funded, and directed. So the leaders of the West never truly appreciated Gen. Soleimani’s heroic victories over the Daesh terrorists that those Western leaders themselves had organized and unleashed in service to the Oded Yinon plan to Balkanize the region along ethnic and sectarian lines.

#3: Do you think that , by his assassination, his path will be stopped and he will be forgotten?

Like such historical figures as Imam Hussein, Malcolm X, and Che Guevara, General Qassem Soleimani will continue to inspire resistance to injustice and oppression long after his death. His killers were apparently too arrogantly stupid to realize that they were creating a martyr who would create even more problems for them dead than alive. General Soleimani’s martyrdom has galvanized not only the Iranian nation, but also the forces of resistance to Zionism and imperialism throughout the region and beyond. The real revenge for this cowardly and dastardly crime will be the complete expulsion of the Anglo-Zionist empire from the region, which may very well precipitate its final downfall.

(Republished from Substack by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Mr.Craker says:

    General Qassem Soleimani is my hero. As a boy, he fought in the marshes during the Iran – Iraq war, rose quickly through the ranks, was given the responsibility of organizing the Kurds in Northern Iraq, was then responsible for the Quds, then reached the pinnacle of his life when his was martyred in cold blood.

  2. I am so glad that pile of garbage Islamic terrorist is dead. WTF was he doing in Iran anyways.

  3. @Dunster Force

    He was there at the behest of the Iraqi government and the United States to negotiate a settlement between Sunis and Shia factions. But Israel had other ideas and arranged for his death upon arrival. THAT’S why he was there.

    Dummy.

    • Agree: David from Alaska
  4. HenryB says:

    So the Iranians are allowing themselves to be muzzeled too. Why don’t they go the whole hog and get down on all fours….

    • Replies: @Mr.Craker
    , @Colin Wright
  5. Mr.Craker says:
    @Dunster Force

    General Qassem Soleimani spent much of his time outside of Iran, because he was the leader of the Iranian force that focused on foreign operations.
    Please note, he was murdered in Iraq, on his way to peace talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
    General Qassem Soleimani was acting as a diplomat of peace when he was murdered in Iraq.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  6. Mr.Craker says:

    Perhaps my tale did not get through the moderators or their computers. No matter.
    A few years ago some American intelligence operatives captured a QUDS agent.
    A few days later a small fleet of black Chev Suburbans approached the outer perimeter check point of an American intelligence facility.
    The occupants of the Suburbans wore American military uniforms, had perfect documents, and spoke impeccable English (with a Texan drawl no less)
    The occupants of the Suburbans were QUDS operatives.
    To make a long story short the QUDS guys kidnapped a couple of American operatives and traded them for their buddy.

  7. Mr.Craker says:
    @HenryB

    Because they have a set of morals that they follow HeneryB. For instance, during the Iran-Iraq war the Iraqi used poison gas on the Iranian boys. The Iranians could also have used poison gas against the Iraqi but chose not to because that would be against their moral code.

    • Replies: @HenryB
  8. A true hero.

    F*** that Tump, whore of Zion.

    • Agree: Mr.Craker
    • Replies: @Dunster Force
  9. General Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq, on the invitation of that government. Yet that government did not seem to have condemned the cold blooded murder. Why? Did it order an investigation? What was the outcome?

    • Replies: @Dunster Force
  10. @Old Brown Fool

    ICYMI due to your terminal anti-semitism, your Islamic hero was wasted by the US, not Israel.

  11. @Priss Factor

    True hero, lol, if one is an Islamofascist tool

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Priss Factor
  12. Biff says:
    @Dunster Force

    You’re all the up to four idiot posts – try better.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  13. Salute to Gen Qassem Soleimani, a true hero.

    Murdered by DJ Trump in a pathetic attempt to curry favour with his Jewish masters.
    Even a dog would not do something as low as that.

    Presstv is usually worthwhile for news developments, esp ME; I usually go there once/maybe twice a week. Thank you for this coverage.
    I wish they would cease wearing those ridiculous masks, though.

    As the zionist cause gets ever more rabid but its supporting powers conversely grow weaker, there will be ample historical evidence of its very many gross crimes to present internationally. Iran is one of the most likely to do so, having hosted an international conference on the “holocaust” in 2006 which was attended/supported by Neturei Karta Jews among others.
    Iranian Foreign Minister at the time said the purpose was”neither to deny nor prove the Holocaust… [but] to provide an appropriate scientific atmosphere for scholars to offer their opinions in freedom about a historical issue”.

    It was almost universally condemned by luminaries like GW Bush, his assistant Tony Blair (now Sir Tony BLiar of the Garter) and the Vatican.
    Doubtful the lid can be kept on forever, though.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  14. Anonymous[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @Biff

    You’re all the up to four idiot posts – try better.

    Either he’s a beginner hasbara or just some emotionally-stunted malcontent. I.e., either a witting or unwitting servant of Satan.


    Dunster Force [sorry to doxx you bro]

  15. I wish Prof. Barrett could be heard on the mainstream media. Keeping voices like his out of the national debate is a disservice to the country.

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  16. I say again, the elite of Iran are in bed with the Israelis. The murder of Soleimani and other prominent Iranians was done to protect the status quo in Iran.
    All talk of war between Iran and Israel is kabuki theater for the peanut gallery.
    The government of Iran is no different than the Quisling government of Palestine or Egypt or Morocco or Sudan or the Emirates or the United States; all controlled at the highest levels by Jews

    • Replies: @A.K.Patal
  17. @Dunster Force

    Excuse me, but the US is owned by Jews and Israel. This is irrefutable.

  18. @HenryB

    ‘So the Iranians are allowing themselves to be muzzeled too. Why don’t they go the whole hog and get down on all fours….’

    They pretty much have. But Israel always has to have an enemy, and now they’re it.

  19. @Si1ver1ock

    Thanks. The good news is that I actually do feature prominently in mainstream media. The bad news is that it’s Iranian mainstream media.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  20. @Dunster Force

    Ok – harboring hate is up to you… But do you have any idea the geopolitical implications involved with what happened. The exact opposite of what you probably hoped for.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  21. HenryB says:
    @Mr.Craker

    What’s any of that got to with blotting out your god given face with a rag that protects against nothing….

  22. @Mr.Craker

    ‘…Please note, he was murdered in Iraq, on his way to peace talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
    General Qassem Soleimani was acting as a diplomat of peace when he was murdered in Iraq.’

    I would guess a lot of Saudis were pretty embarrassed by that. Their morals aren’t our morals, but they do have them.

    …it was definitely a new low for us. About par for the course for our Israeli masters.

  23. @showmethereal

    ‘…The exact opposite of what you probably hoped for.’

    So one hopes.

    Personally, I would like to see good relations restored between the US and Iran — but the probability that this will happen any time soon keeps shrinking, not growing.

  24. @Kevin Barrett

    ‘Thanks. The good news is that I actually do feature prominently in mainstream media. The bad news is that it’s Iranian mainstream media.’

    Have you ever been to Iran? What do you have to say about the difficulties involved with going there these days?

  25. @Dunster Force

    Gen Soleimani was a hero in his country, but not to me; to me he was a General of a sovereign country, and if he was murdered on the soil of another country, then the host country was negligent of its responsibility to protect him, that’s all.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  26. ‘Gen Soleimani was a hero in his country, but not to me; to me he was a General of a sovereign country, and if he was murdered on the soil of another country, then the host country was negligent of its responsibility to protect him, that’s all.’

    After all, you gotta figure the US is going to murder people. The rest of the world should take precautions.

    But there. If Iran — say — manages to whack Blinken in Ireland, I’m sure you’ll understand. Heck, why just us and Iran? Maybe Finland will start feeling froggy. Nail a Swedish princess or something. It’s all cool. That’s all, as you would say.

  27. KenH says:

    The late General Qassem Soleimani is far more honorable and I have more respect for him than people like woke American generals like Mark Milley and radical negro Lloyd Austin.

    His assassination likely at the behest of Israel was an unconscionable act.

    • Agree: Rurik
  28. Rurik says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    was murdered on the soil of another country, then the host country was negligent of its responsibility to protect him, that’s all.

    except that said country was/is occupied by the ZUS with a quisling stooge

    and even more perfidious, he was given guarantees for his safety by the ZSA State Dept.

    OK, everyone should know that the ZUS State Dept. are a den of lying snakes (with apologies to the inoffensive kind of snakes).

    But nevertheless, the ZUS State Dept. and Trump regime violated the most sacred covenant of diplomacy, (and simple, common decency), when they used lies and treachery to murder a man that was by all accounts, and certainly by the actions of our own treasonous government, a thousand times the man that Trump or Bibi, (or every ZUS/Israeli general) could ever amount to.

    He was a warrior and patriot who was assassinated by worms; using- as usual- cowardice and lies to accomplish their infamous crime.

    Trump has a lot of stains on his name, but this one is the worst. (and that’s saying a lot ! )

    The main point is that by murdering him with guarantees of his safety, the Trump regime put yet another disgraceful moral blight upon all Americans, who are not all rotten liars and assassins in the night.

    With Trump’s murderous criminality and cowardice, (no doubt conceived in Israel, of course), he further drags down the standing of this once great country, which now operates an open torture facility, and rips up agreements between other nations like it is so much toilet paper.

    I guess I’m just tired of living in a country whose word means less than used toilet paper, and whose honor and dignity is all tossed away on behalf of a nation who’s a thousand times more the enemy than Iran could ever be.

    If I had my druthers, I’d make common cause with Iran, and would declare war on Israel, until every last criminal responsible for the USS Liberty and 9/11 were all extradited to face justice.

    Once they were all hanged, (along with the treasonous scum in the US who helped or covered the crimes up), then perhaps we could begin normal diplomatic ties with Israel, starting with the dismantling of its illegal nuclear weapons.

  29. A.K.Patal says:
    @2stateshmustate

    “The governemnt of Iran is controlled by the Jews?’”

    Well, tell that to Netanyahu!

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