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Prominent Iranian General Suleimani Makes Historic Crossing Over Iraqi Border Into Syria

Prominent Iranian general makes surprise

visit to Iraqi-Syrian border


BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The prominent Iranian commander of the Al-Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, made a surprise visit to the Iraqi-Syrian border this week to meet with military personnel from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi), Liwaa Fatemiyoun, and Hezbollah.

General Suleimani’s visit to the Syrian government-held crossing in southeast Homs marks the first time the Al-Quds commander has crossed into Syria from Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

Unlike the Iraqi Army, the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (Iraqi paramilitary) are heavily influenced by Iran’s military; this is one of the reasons why General Suleimani is often pictured with them in Iraq.

The Syrian government forces and their allies launched an important offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate this month, targeting the occupied border-crossings into Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

Qatar Reminds US Administration That Taliban Office In Doha Was America’s Idea

[The Taliban office in Qatar was an Obama directive, honored by “Fat Pig of Qatar“(SEE:  Karzai Announced New Taliban Peace Talks At Noon—By 3:00 pm American Diplomats Had Undermined ThemJun 19, 2013 ).  The Doha initiative effectively split the Afghan Taliban and ignited a Taliban civil war, by blocking Karzai’s covert negotiations with the Taliban (w/Pakistan’s help), by arresting those Afghan Taliban leaders attempting to negotiate with Afghanistan, outside of US control (SEE: Arresting Taliban To Cover America’s Ass ; Understanding the New Afghan Paradigm ; US Special Forces Forcibly Halt Karzai’s Peace Negotiations Once AgainOct 12, 2013). 

IT IS UNDENIABLE that Qatar created the Taliban office as a favor to the US Administration.  By enabling this American sabotage of real Afghan peace talks, Qatar served as the hands of the CIA, just as Bandar bin Sultan had sabotaged Syria’s anti-terror war under CIA direction.]


Amid mixed messages from Washington on the Saudi-led campaign to diplomatically isolate Qatar over allegations of terror sponsorship, the Qatari government has claimed its hosting of the Taliban’s “political office” came in response to a U.S. request.

Qatari special envoy on counterterrorism Mutlaq Al Qahtani told Al Jazeera that Qatar permitted the Taliban to set up shop in 2013 “by request of the U.S. government” to “facilitat[e] the talks between the Americans, the Taliban, and the government of Afghanistan.” The decision, he said, was part of Qatar’s “open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate, and to bring peace.”

Al Jazeera is owned by the Qatari government and partially funded by the Qatari royal family. Qatar is also host to the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, a facility that houses 11,000 American personnel and provides a base for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. Bonnie Kristian