Skipped Shot Saturday


The Trump administration reportedly tried and failed to assassinate a senior Iranian military official in Yemen on the same day it killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani with a drone strike in Baghdad last week, nearly sparking a full-blown regional war.

The Washington Post reported Friday that U.S. forces carried out a “top secret mission” targeting Abdul Reza Shahlai, a high-level commander of Iran’s Quds Force. According to the Post, the U.S. launched a strike against Shahlai in Yemen but it was unsuccessful for unknown reasons.

According to the Post:

The Trump administration views Shahlai as a particularly potent adversary.

The State Department offered a $15 million reward last month for information leading to Shahlai and the disruption of [the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’] financial mechanisms. The announcement said that Shahlai is based in Yemen and has a “long history of involvement in attacks targeting the U.S. and our allies, including in the 2011 plot against the Saudi ambassador” at an Italian restaurant in Washington.

Critics said the Post reporting undermines the Trump administration’s claim that it assassinated Soleimani due to an “imminent threat” to American interests—and indicates the general’s killing was part of what was meant to be a far more sweeping effort to damage the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Jake Johnson @ COMMON DREAMS

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9 Responses to Skipped Shot Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Maybe 6 cm of snow. More expected tonight and tomorrow.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Despite the slop left melting, just 28 minutes to the Old Post Office.


  3. Den says:

    4,830 Posts

    Busy place


  4. Den says:

    Don’t worry, only a couple months till Spring:


  5. ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶arol says:

    Lots of rain today, the back deck ashtray, I emptied it twice, it’s probably full again. The back deck is white now, but it’s crunchy ice…just a guess. I’ll find out in the morning.

    Unbelievably, after all I’ve gone through with this computer freezing up, hiccuping, for almost a year…

    …after Pete replacing the fan, after buying that new video card, Pete putting it in, computer still freezing up, taking card out and dropping it off at UPS…

    …after taking my computer to some geeks in Jackson, after running anti-virus, Malwarbytes, deleting the cache and who knows what else I’ve tried this computer hasn’t froze up or hiccuped all day! At least not in the last 10 hours. Suddenly it cured itself?

    We know that’s not possible, something changed and it must have been something I did earlier this morning. I went into Windows 10 “personalize” folder. I’ve had a feature set that changes the window’s colors every so many minutes. I decided to turn that off and just have all windows be the color of my choosing.

    Did THAT fix this computer for me? Maybe every time the toolbar below this window changed color, the computer glitched. I’ve been tempted to set it back to changing colors but I don’t want to take a chance, I just want to enjoy my computer performing normally for a day. Can’t wait to see how she performs when I reboot her in the morning.


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