By Walid & Theodore Shoebat
Yemini journalist, Saleh al-Baydani, just recently affirmed that the attack on the US airbase in Anbar was staged and that Iran told the US that it was was going to launch missiles, allowing the American troops to clear the base before the missile strike:
“Tehran informed Washington through its contacts that it will strike Ein al-Assad base in Anbar in Iraq to save its face and announce that this is the response that it promised for the killing of Soleimani, and for that reason the United States cleared its base hours before the strike. For this the casualties of the Americans is zero due to the staged is attack.”
طهران ابلغت واشنطن عبر وسطاء انها ستقوم بقصف قاعدة #عين_الاسد في الانبار بالعراق لحفظ ماء وجهها، والإعلان ان هذا هو الرد الذي توعدت به على مقتل #سليماني لذلك اخلت أمريكا القاعدة قبل القصف بساعات، ولذلك ايضا ستكون الخسائر البشرية الأمريكية صفرا جراء هذا القصف المسرحي!
— صالح البيضاني (@salehalbaydani) January 7, 2020
Just a few days ago Shoebat.com posted a report from Iran that Islamic Revolution Guards Corps deputy commander for coordination, Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, recently reported that the Americans told the Iranians that they can retaliate as long as its at the same level as the Soleimani assassination, as we read in a report from Tasnim News Agency:
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps deputy commander for coordination, Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, said that the US has asked Iran in a message to retaliate at the same level after assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
“The US operation (assassination of Gen. Soleimani) was not a complicated one in terms of military and technology capabilities, therefore it had no military value, and so we could also send our drones and target any moving targets with laser missiles,” Brigadier General Fadavi said in an interview with Iranian State TV on Friday.
Referring to Islamic Republic’s promise of harsh revenge for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, General Fadavi said, “Americans should wait for that hard revenge; which is not just up to Iran. It is true that Gen. Qassem was a member of the Islamic Revolution Guards, but the great front of the resistance is geographically ready to carry out this harsh revenge and it will certainly be done at the best of times and in the best way possible.”
“Although on Friday morning they resorted to diplomacy and even said that if you want to take revenge, do it in accordance with what we did, but they can’t determine anything,” the IRGC deputy commander for coordination, Brigadier Fadavi, added, referring to the US message to Iran after the martyrdom of Lieutenant General Soleimani.
A Swiss diplomat delivered a message from the United States to Iran on Friday over the US killing of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Swiss foreign ministry said earlier.
“The chargé d’affaires was informed of Iran’s position and in turn delivered the message of the United States,” the ministry said in an emailed response to a Reuters query, without elaborating.
Switzerland represents the interests of the United States in Iran, allowing the two countries to maintain a diplomatic channel of communication.
If this is true, then what we are witnessing is a show that would bolster Trump’s image and could lead to an increase in radicalization in the Iranian populace.