By Mansoureh Tajik – Translation of the full message by the Leader, Ayatullah Khamenei, regarding the martyrdom of Shahid Sardar Qasem Suleimani and his companions, on January 3, 2020. Original in Farsi from: http://farsi.khamenei.ir/
“In the Name of God the Most Graceful and the Most Merciful,
Dear Iranian Nation!
The great and honorable commander of Islam became heavenly. Last night, the pure spirits of martyrs collectively embraced the purified soul of Qasem Suleimani. Years of sincere and brave struggles and fights in battlefields with evils and nefarious forces of the world, and years of yearning to get killed in the path of God finally elevated beloved Suleimani to this prominent status: His purified blood was spilt in the hands of the most wretched and the most pathetic among humanity.
I congratulate this magnificent martyrdom to “The Everlasting Proof of God” [Imam Mahdi (pbuh)] and to the pure soul of the martyr himself. And to the nation of Iran, I offer my condolences.
He was an excellent example of those educated in Islam and Imam Khomeini’s school of thought. He spent his entire life fighting in the cause of God.
Martyrdom was his reward for all these years of struggle. With his departure, with God’s Will and Help, his path will neither be stopped nor closed. However, a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted their corrupt hands with his and his martyred companions’ blood last night.
Martyr Suleimani is an international face to the Resistance and all lovers of the Resistance share a demand in retaliation for his blood. All friends – as well as all enemies – must know the path of Fighting and Resistance will continue with double the will and the final victory is decidedly waiting for those who fight in this path. The loss of our selfless and beloved commander is bitter but the continuation of the fight and the achievement of the final victory will leave a more bitter taste for the culprits and the criminals.
Iranian nation will commemorate the name and memory of the high status martyr, Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Suleimani and his martyred companions, especially the great warrior of Islam, His Excellency Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis. I announce 3 days of mourning in the country and to the beloved wife, children, and family, I offer my congratulations and condolences. Seyyed Ali Khamenei13 Dey, 1398”
And here the official statement of Hassan Nasrallah:
My condolences to Imam Mahdi (as), the Leader, the martyrs family and the entire nation of Iran and all the resistance supporters the world over.
It is a painful loss however we must console ourselves with the thought that these are Mujahids who longed for nothing save martyrdom. May the Awaited Saviour (as) pray for their souls and may Allah grant the oppressed final victory with their ultimate sacrifice amin.
Mansoureh Tajik thanks for this timely translation.
Found this comment on Iranian Press TV website earlier (I could not agree more so copy and pasted):
“The Achiles Heal of any military occupation is Logistics – food, water, fuel, weapons, ammunition, communications equipment, and spare parts, etc, and the means to store it and move it.
To get rid of the Evil Cancer that is the US in the Middle East, there is no need to ‘cut it out’ which will be dangerous, simply go the ‘Chemo’ way and starve the beast, that means no direct military confrontation.
Simply go after the extended lines of supply and the weak links of the supply chain.
Start by rejecting payment (and bribes too, let us be honest) in US dollars, and refuse to support the occupiers when offered jobs by them (and importantly – vilify those who do support the occupiers by calling them ‘collaborators’ and even painting thier homes with red paint.
Use the same strongarm tactics against truck drivers and supliers the use US use to gain support (ie – mafia techniques).
Make main roads and rail links difficult and costly to use (think Partisan tactics).
Sabotage power, comms lines, vehicles, and water and sewage to and from US facilities in creative ways.
Use Propaganda against the occupiers and those who support them.
There are 1001 ways to badly hurt the occupiers without engaging them in open combat (and to prevent collaborators supporting the occupiers).
Finally, and very conspicuous by thier absence, is Manpads and ATGMs.The distribution of Manpads and advanced atgms should have already taken place in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria – and if not why not? Even if unused, the simple threat of taking down US helicopters and low flying drones and planes (and in the case of atgms – cutting through concrete fortifications) will cause great difficulty in using Helicopters and fuel tankers and make the occupiers life more stressful and expensive.
The greatest battle to remove the cancer that is the US will be fought for the minds of the US people who are propagandised to ‘thank’ (murderers and occupiers for empire) for thier service (a mental illness if thought about objectively). There are still many in the US who regard the killing of women and children (and any man with a long beard) in far away places as ‘spreading freedom and democracy’ (even greater mental illness).
If the Romans and the British can be defeated the Americans, whose empire relies on technology and acceptance of paper they print and call ‘The Dollar’ sure as heck can be defeated.
God bless the people of Iraq and Iran (and Syria) and may God continue to protect them from the great Satanic empire of the United States”.
Copy and pasted this other interesting comment (which I agree with) from Iran Press TV:
“Shahid Sardar Qasem Suleimani was recognised by both allies and enemies alike as being one of the great military commanders of this century.
He was feared and respected by his enemies and loved and respected by his men and followers – the marks of all great leaders.
He is credited with being a key architect in halting the US / Israeli led reshaping of the Middle East (and in containing the aspirations of both Turkey and Saudi Arabia to expand beyond thier borders in Syria and Yemen respectively).
His leadership in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and elswhere (such as Yemen and Afghanistan) brought together Muslims of all denominations and all national patriots of all nations in a collective realisation that they had been falsly divided in order to be conqured (and be made to stay falsly divided to remain under the occupiers boot).
He gave shape and form (and a figurehead to rally under) to a growing underswell of popular anger and enabled the realisation of the extent of the activities of the US and Israel in the middle east to all nations – even the US people.
He was a source of inspiration and guidance to the future military leaders in units and militias in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria, and of course Lebanon and Iran.
His diplomacy in dealings with the great powers of both Russia and the US (and other powers such as enemies Israel and the UK) was beyond the level of ‘just’ a general and extended well into the realms of Statemanship, possibly setting the stage for a future political leadership role in either Iraq or Iran.
It is likely his actions (and inactions in the face of provocation) prevented the great war sought by certain satanic elements with the US and Israel.
Western historians and teachers of military history will likely not write about or even recognise Shahid Sardar Qasem Suleimani as being one of the centuries great military leaders, but throughout the middle east (and in the minds and hearts of his followers and enemies) he WILL be recognised as one of the worlds greatest military commanders and a most inspirational leader.”
The summation is excellent.
Russian Military recognized immediately Soleimani’s excellence against AQ and ISIS.
“Under the direct leadership of Qasem Soleimani, armed resistance against international terrorist groups ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, former name of the IS – TASS) and Al-Qaeda (outlawed in Russia) was organized in Syria and Iraq long before the so-called international coalition led by the US. His personal contribution to the fight against ISIL on the territory of Syria is undisputed,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement published on Friday.
Ash- Shaheed Qasem Soleimani will go down in history as one of Islam’s greatest warriors and Generals. Both those most prolific murderers of Muslims’s, the USA and Israel, targetted him relentlessly, which Hajj Qassem wears as a badge of honour – They did so because he was the sole unraveller of the Empire and Israel’s grand Designs for the people of the ME(PNAC & Oded-Yinon). He cut short their Rape fest in Iraq, reversed their rampage in Syria, liquidated America’s foreign legion (DAESH/ISIL) and placed thousands of PMU on the borders of Israel who now constitute the nucleus of the forces that will soon invade and destroy Israel- humiliating the brightest minds and Generals of both these genocidal enemies of humanity. For those who wish to dance on his grave, unfortunately, Death in the service of his faith was not defeat, but victory, and indeed, what he sought. I cannot imagine that Soleimani would have wanted death any other way.
Thank you great SATAN for foolishly lionising him, and he , in the days to come, will give the people of the ME, the future they’ve been asking for, one free from the Zionist Thieves and their US lapdogs, God Willing. The people of the ME have not lost anything more than they already have but Israel will lose her existence and the US will soon be out of the ME, a spent and desperate 2nd rate power.
Soleimani is the man—man in the true sense…murdered by the exigencies of empire, the state, and the personal will of the Donald .
The lord is to be praised for his life and death. Condolences to his family and country.
May the lord god most high bless and keep him, protect him through all his worlds,be gracious and merciful to him.
We beseech the most high to avenge this heinous crime.
Brother Blue the Iconoclast
Thank you for the translation. My condolances to the iranian people, who are fighting hard against american zionist aggression, and receiving such hardship from them. As all these attacks are false and bred out of falsity, nothing will grow from the killing of Qasem Suleimani, on the contrary it is a defeat.
Man of the year becomes … Donald “zio” Trump
In the magnitude of symbolism, this compares to the death of Che…. and maybe of Joan (of Arc).
”His purified blood was spilt in the hands of the most wretched and the most pathetic among humanity.”
Very true. They are the products of a system that breeds degenerates the same way a mass grave breeds maggots. Qasem Suleimani’s departure is a great loss, but there are lots of people of his calibre available in the ranks of the Resistance. It works somewhat according to the same principle.
“Iran’s Khamenei appoints Soleimani’s deputy as new head of Quds Forces”
“Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani was appointed to lead Iran’s elite Quds Force after its previous commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US airstrike on Friday.
The unit’s program “will stay exactly the same” as it was under Soleimani, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said, as quoted by Tasnim News Agency.”
This is a beautifully-written, inspirational and, most importantly, a rallying message in the wake of an act of total, utter, criminal folly by the US.
According to various sources on Twitter (Elijah m and others) the order to assassinate General Soleimani must have come from the top echelons of US power. Because of his status, apparently his whereabouts were generally known, and the security around him was respected.
Judging by the European media, it seems like the European leaders/ NATO/ were completely blindsided by this act. Even the UK lap dog who followed the US in their disastrous adventurism in Iraq, seems to have been unaware. The BBC coverage is very subdued. Corbyn is calling this an assasination and urging restraint.
It seems it is only the brainless US leadership and media who are chest-thumping , gleefully congratulating themselves on taking out the “top terrorist”… Do they not realise what have they have done?
Serbian Girl… They are too brain dead to realise what they have done.
I believe this will be the beginning of the end for this debauched, disgusting cabal of parasitical criminals known as the Anglo Zionist Empire.
How and when Iran responds is what we’re now waiting on.
According to Trump and Pompeo, the Iranian response will be one of..happiness.
They claim the general was vilified and hated; that the US did a great service in murdering this man and everyone in the region feels nothing but “gratitude”.
It is exactly because of these feeling of “happiness” and “gratitude” that the US has ordered all US citizens out of Iraq, non essential military personnel are being evacuated, UN organisations are getting out as fast as they can and NY and LA have stepped up security…
The US leadership spinning lies and contradicting itself as usual.
Do they not realize what they have done? For all intents and purposes, the answer is NO. The bottom line is that they don’t care! This is the same question Vladimir Putin asked when talking about the mercenaries the U.S. had unleashed in Libya and Syria, who were cutting out body organs and eating them. Do you now see what you have done? They don’t care. They are psychopaths!
A top expert on the effects of depleted uranium which is widely used in U.S. munitions has documented the effects of this on their own soldiers. Doug Rokki told his superiors and he said: “they don’t care”!
This is an empire lusting after wealth and control. If they destroy vast parts of the planet, destroy multiple nations, they do not care. They believe they are creating history and in the end, will write that history to make them look like the good guys. They are parasites.
Beautifully expressed. Someone Serbian should know US aggression after what US did to former Yugoslavia.
Courage for the Iranian people!
Fortunately the Iranian leadership appears to be on top of things: They have appointed Gen Ghaani, a deputy of Gen Soleimani, to take his place. He seems like a competent and safe pair of hands. The lucidity of the statements/ actions / coming out of Iran contrasts sharply with the rabid and mentally-impaired anglo-zionists (Netanyahu is calling the assasination an “act of self defense”.!?)
The Anglo-zionist judgement is clouded. They are aggressive and arrogant. They will make mistakes. If it comes to a major war, it is the Anglo-Zionists who bear the all hallmarks of the losing side.
Pompeo had confirmed and Americans applaud this!!!!!!!!!
France, Russia and China condemn slaying of Soleimani as a destabilizing act
US drone strike ordered by Trump kills top Iranian commander in Baghdad
This is typical, the usual lies from the spokespersons of the destroyer of nations. It is also no less disgusting.
If the airforce of these invaders knew that every time they flew a mission they risked getting blown out of the sky, maybe they would think twice. As it is, they have pretty much free reign it seems. Israel keeps attacking via Lebanon with nobody stopping them. Syria and Iran have air defense systems. When are they going to start using them?
I don’t want to see Americans or anyone else killed, but they are not going to stop unless they are forced to stop.
Great loss for Iran and resistance throughout the world.
He will be remembered as a true hero to the people fighting the ziogay-nazi oppressors.
Trump and his orchestra of international criminal syndicate psychopaths are indeed desperate to see more innocent blood spilled throughout the world for this is the only way they could ever remain in power.
May he rest in peace.
Iran’s Soleimani and Iraq’s al-Mohandes killed in air strike
Al Arabiya EnglishFriday —- 3 January 2020
Az Egyesült Államok meggyilkolta Kassem Suleymani tábornokot
Ma hajnalban a Bagdadi nemzetközi repülőtérnél az amerikai légierő egy dróncsapásban meggyilkolta
Kassem Suleymani, tábornokot és az iraki Hashd Al-Shaabi önkéntes erők helyettes parancsnokát
Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandiszt
A Pentagon nyilatkozatot adott ki, melyben bejelentették, hogy Donald Trump adta ki a parancsot a
Early today the american air force killed the Iranian General and the deputy leader Abu Mahdi
Al-Mohandis of the Iraqi voluntary troops Hashd Al-Shaabi by drone attack at Baghdad airport.
According to Pentagon, Donald Trump gave the order for the well-aimed liquidation.
Footage shows aftermath of US airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Suleimani
The White House said Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed the powerful Iranian
general Qassem Suleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The attack
came amid Iranian tensions with the US after thousands of Iraqis stormed the US embassy
compound in Baghdad this week. The killing of Suleimani presents a dramatic escalation of
an already bloody struggle between Washington and Tehran for influence across the region.
‘I am in blood
Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er.’
~ Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4 Line 168
Describing Zionists to a tee.
Murders and more murders.
Day in and day out.
Condolences to the Iranian people and all those Soleimani has helped against the Zionists, Wahabists and US imperialists.
Victory will be yours!!
I am speechless at the folly of this assassination.
Iran and the whole ME has lost a great and sorely needed leader.
And the American deep state reveals itself (yet again) as criminally clueless.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Only 3 days into 2020….Surely The Orange utang deserves the Nobel Peace Prize!
His feet ” Hurt ” ; so he did not join the Military when he was notified as a young man to serve his Nation as a Soldier ; but this Disgusting and ” Cowardly ” Draft Dodger murdered innocent Syrians back in April of 2017with His unwarranted Tomahawk attack on a Syrian Airbase. Now this ” Talmudic Israeli Puppet” just ordered the Murder of a Patriotic Iranian Military man who was actually serving His country. Pray for the General. History will not be kind to Trump.
Trump Jabs Dems Over Iran Reaction, Rages That ‘Killer’ Soleimani “Should Have Been Taken Out Years Ago!”
‘He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people’
Which USSA POTUS did not commit that accusation?
Does that sound like a man that will play the “long game”,and rely on diplomatic efforts alone.Not to me it doesn’t. I think the US needs to read up on Shia Twelver Islam.And the believe of martyrdom that is central to their belief.The US may just have opened a Pandora’s Box.And may not be able to close it again.If I was a US citizen,especially connected to the US regime.I wouldn’t be found in the region for a while.