For retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani is a win for every “freedom-loving person.
“The bottom line of it is, Soleimani has been a purveyor of terrorism for the Iranians for better than a decade; more than any other individual since Usama Bin Laden He’s killed more Americans than anybody else since then,” explained North in a recent Fox News interview.
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The attack also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Officials told The Associated Press that at least seven people were killed and at least three rockets were fired.
Fox News reported that “Soleimani was the head of the Iranian and Iranian-backed forces carrying out those operations killing American troops. According to the State Department, 17 percent of all deaths of U.S. personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 were orchestrated by Soleimani.”
An anonymous official said al-Muhandis arrived at the airport in a convoy to receive Soleimani. “The airstrike occurred as soon as Soleimani descended from the plane to be greeted by al-Muhandis and his companions, killing them all,” said Fox News.
“The remarkable thing of it is the intelligence that’s been collected to find out where he is, where he’s going, and when he’s going there,” North said. He added that Soleimani’s death will “reduce the number of terror attacks dramatically.”
“Soleimani is no more and that’s a good thing for every American and every freedom-loving person,” said North.
North is known for his role “in the Iran-Contra scandal during the late 1980s, in which the U.S. sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages in Lebanon, defying an arms embargo before diverting some of that money to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua,” reported Washington Examiner.