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One missile. One Iranian regime change

The death of Qasem Soleimani (aka General سم سلیمانی‎, in Persian) may have done more than lop the head off Iran's terrorism forces. The regime change foreshadowed by a trucker's strike last June may come to fruition.

The Jerusalem Post reported, "A group of Iranian protesters demanded Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.

"'Commander-in-chief [Khamenei] resign, resign,' videos posted on Twitter showed hundreds of people chanting in front of Tehran's Amir Kabir university.

"This is the first protest since the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani. Last November, hundreds were killed in protests in multiple cities across the Islamic Republic.

"In videos circulating on social media in November, demonstrators in western Iran and in the republic's capital were seen chanting 'Death to Khamenei!'

"Iranian authorities shut off the Internet across the country, blocking communications in preparation for expected protests."

Iran shut down the Internet upon General سم سلیمانی‎, 's departure from this Earth.

Apparently the general headed a faction in the Iranian regime that wanted to spread its influence into Arabia through terrorism.

But the Arab states and Israel are fighting back. Just as the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s bled both countries, so the recently concluded Yemen war cost Iran dearly. Forces led by the Saudis won.

With terrorism and the pursuit of nukes leading to crushing economic sanctions, which led to that trucker's strike and protests in November, my guess is many in the regime thank God and drone shot he's gone. Sure they threw General سم سلیمانی‎, a huge funeral. But that was for show.

Which leads us to the downing of the Ukraine plane with 140 Iranians aboard. Who were aboard? Were some allies of General سم سلیمانی‎, fleeing? Why were they flying to Kiev? Would that be a safe haven for those loyal to General سم سلیمانی‎, ? Were the bribes paid in Ukraine related to money given Iran by Obama?

Those are questions to bear in mind as events reveal themselves. To be sure, John Kerry was friends with General سم سلیمانی‎, . The two met quite publicly in Paris in May 2018. There may have been other meetings, but we cannot assume that Iran had Kerry on the take. We can only go by what we know: his stepson raked in a lot of money when Kerry was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and when he was secretary of state.

In the meantime, the rise of rebels in Iran is the immediate fallout from killing General سم سلیمانی‎,. I believe that President Donald John Trump expected that.

I also suspect he acted on intelligence from the Israelis, the Saudis, and other Gulf States in addition to our own because those nations kept their lips sealed. Also, the British backed President Trump immediately.

Regardless of which side prevails, the domestic issues within Iran work to our advantage. Iran needs money, having spent all its Obama loot (the release of its frozen assets plus interest we paid). President Trump can lift economic sanctions if Iran gives up its nuclear program.

By the way, I am still wondering what gift Kim Jong Un gave President Trump for Christmas. Red China agreed to a deal. We shall see if that involves allowing Chairman Kim and President Trump to cut a deal.

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