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Memorial For Soleimani And Other Officers Assassinated By U.S. To Be Created At Baghdad International Airport

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Memorial For Soleimani And Other Officers Assassinated By U.S. To Be Created At Baghdad International Airport

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A member of Iraqi Parliament is calling for a memorial of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, and the other victims of the US drone strike, to be erected at the Baghdad International Airport.

“The Iraqi Minister of Culture (from the faction of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq group) approves a request submitted by Representative Ali Jassem Al-Hamidawi (Al-Hikma faction) to build a memorial at Baghdad International Airport of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and those who were with them.”

Naturally, critics took the chance to claim that the MP was an Iranian puppet and was attempting to further Tehran’s malign agenda.

Just days earlier, the Council of Representatives’ Committee of Martyrs, Victims, and Political Prisoners called for the Baghdad International Airport to be renamed in honor of Abu Mahdi Muhandis, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units deputy commander, who also died in the drone strike.

“The struggle and sacrifice of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and his colleagues are obvious and the supreme leader has given them the surname of heroes of victorious battles,” the communiqué by Committee Chairman Abd Ila al-Naili said.

“So, we are calling for the replace Baghdad airport’s name with the name of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis International Airport.”

Syrian Minister of Defense, Gen. Ali Ayoub, presented the Medal of the Hero of the Syrian Arab Republic, which President Bashar Al-Assad granted to the martyr General Qassem Soleimani. The medal was posthumously awarded and accepted by the Minister of Defense and the commander of the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier Amir Hatimi.

General Ayoub spoke during a bilateral meeting with Brigadier Hatami in Tehran about General Soleimani and praised “his great sacrifices, his role and his standing with the Syrian people in the fight against terrorism, indicating that his name will remain immortalized in the memory of history.”

“With the sacrifice of General Soleimani, the path of resistance remains open because today’s resistance has become an ideology and discourse in the region.

If Qassem Soleimani and his comrades didn’t help the fighters of the Syrian armed forces and people, ISIS’s dominance in the region would be inevitable; from Europe to Asia and the US; their defeat was a result of their sacrifice,” he added.

“He fought for peace; his power and belief alone were a deterrent to the excesses and hegemony of Western powers and the Zionist regime,” General Ayoub said.

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  • bob

    This monument, would it be an Iranian cultural monument by any chance?

    • d’Artagnan

      I am not sure what your level of education or lack of it is, Persians built the Taj Mahal and many wonderful buildings around the world, including in my native Armenia which was part for the Persian Empire for centuries along with most of the known world. Perhaps, spending all your time here may be beneficial and educational after all :)

      • bob

        Persia doesn’t exist anymore if you hadn’t noticed

        Its now called Iran, a theocratic dictatorship with distinctly unsavoury leanings in the past towards alignment with the Nazis

        • d’Artagnan

          Stick with high skool debates, not worth my time.

        • Selbstdenker

          F9 again?

  • Ronald

    Soleimani’s destruction of ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria stopped the vile Wahhabi Caliphate from entrenchment and spreading. An inspiration to all free loving people.

    • d’Artagnan

      Looks like a regional resistance is taking shape and will prove very costly for the US and its NATO vassals.

  • Selbstdenker

    How embarresing would it be to have memorial statues the General standing in front of any military base used by US? Just to remind them and as a sign, that this is not forgotten.

    • d’Artagnan

      US occupation of Iraq will not last as the Mahdi army in now joining Kataeb Hezbollah and Muqtada Sadr is calling for a million man march to expel the US and its NATO vassals from Iraq. President Rouhani openly hinted that NATO occupation forces are in severe danger in Iraq as the resistance now takes hold. Iraq will prove very expensive for Trump and the neo-cons. Soleimani will have the last laugh from his grave.

    • igybundy

      Well the others are Iraqi’s.. Even if they remove solomani from the monument, it would show Iraqi’s remember their General.. Who was also instrumental in saving not only the shias but dont forget, he went to defend the kurds as well. Which is not well known since no one knows that the valiant and brave peshmerga ran away when ISIS attacked..

  • d’Artagnan

    US created a nightmare or itself by unnecessarily and illegally assassinating a popular soldier, statesman and a diplomat.

  • igybundy

    This Hassan creature is a western puppet that gets paid in bits.. hes also an ISIS supporter.. efing terrorist..

  • igybundy

    Hassan Hassan will have his monuments in the urinals at major air ports..