Whoah!!! Amazing. As I wrote, rather poorly I must say, this morning, there was likely to be significant hidden ice hidden under the surface of this whole event and that it seemed to be a staged removal of a thorn in the side of the Iranian regime. Apparently, this is very true.
This is huge.
Evidence is Mounting that Qassem Soleimani was Turned Over to the US by his Rivals in Tehran
According to confidential sources inside Iran, on the night of January 6th, 56 high-ranking IRGC officers, including the late Qods Force commander General Soleimani’s right-hand man in Iraq, were arrested. A further 34 IRGC officers were detained on the 8th.
This news is increasing the speculation that Soleimani, who was known to act on his own initiatives, and who was being seen as a possible future dictator-in-waiting for Tehran, was betrayed to American intelligence by his own colleagues within the regime, who feared that he would deprive them of their power and privileges.
Additionally, information has surfaced that Soleimani, who had been personally leading the repression against the popular uprising in Iraq since October, had been planning a coup d’état in Baghdad that would have resulted in the assassination of the Iraqi president, and the seizing of the American embassy there.