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Soleimani will not easily be replaced

Reader comment on item: Predicting the Fall-out from Qasem Soleimani's Death

Submitted by Anon (Israel), Feb 19, 2020 at 17:50

He was not merely an operative. He took initiative and is understood to have actually engineered much of Iran's middle-eastern operations.
Former Israeli Prime Minister, Olmert was interviewed and stated that to this day, Hizballah still has not recovered from losing Imad Murniah, for example. He predicted that it would take Iran many years till they find someone who could really replace Suleimani.
He also said that the operation to target Suleimani would have been in the works for some time, even if the final decision would have been taken shortly before his death.

It is also important to remember that this decision by Trump made a very big difference in that Iran suddenly feels it's on rather thin ice. The step Trump took is astonishing, daring and was so impossible to predict, that they now have to be far more careful than they would previously had been because now they know things can change, irreversibly, quite quickly if they try Trump and fail.

I'm not saying that the U.S will not eventually squander whatever advantage it has gained, but for now, the U.S is very much ahead for having carried this out. Well done to Trump!

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