Wednesday, September 4, 2013

See AEI's Iran Tracker Where is Quds Force Commander Qassem Suleimani?

Will Fulton writes about possible reasons for a dearth of coverage on one of Iran's most powerful and revered security officials:

"No show: Suleimani's scheduled presence and topic of discussion at this meeting -- Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon -- was reported weeks in advance. This was pre-planned and important. For Suleimani not to show at all would mean that his presence was required (in the most literal sense of the term) elsewhere. Could this indicate that the IRGC and other senior regime officials, or Assad, are panicking over the possibility of a U.S. intervention? Or is Suleimani simply attending to his responsibilities at this critical juncture (what IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami called on September 3 "the threshold of a strategic turning point for the region's future")?"

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