This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the US drone strike assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. On Tuesday, US media reported that an unknown actor sent a message to air traffic controllers in New York threatening to fly a plane into the US Capitol building in Washington, ostensibly to “avenge” the general.
Revolutionary Guard Quds Force Commander Esmail Ghaani, the officer who replaced Soleimani after he was killed in a US drone strike on 3 January 2020, has warned that Iran’s American adversaries cannot avoid revenge, even on home soil.
“They cannot assassinate our hero and live in comfort afterwards,” Ghaani added.
The commander went on to say that the United States has already faced multiple “slaps” by Iran’s hands, first by the scale of Soleimani’s funeral, and secondly by the Iranian ballistic missile attack on a pair of US bases in Iraq, which left over 100 troops with traumatic brain injuries on 8 January 2020. The next “slap” will be Washington’s “withdrawal of arrogance from the region,” Ghaani insisted.
“We have said it before and we say it now: Your failure and revenge have begun,” he wrote.
In another tweet, Ghaani suggested that “Students of the Shahid Soleimani School will first crush the Americans’ bones and then kick them out of the region,” and blasted Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for killing an Iranian…