Originally published by The Grayzone.
A terrorist bombing 48 hours ago claimed the lives of over a hundred people at a family oriented pilgrimage to the grave site of Major General Kasum Solomani.
This terrorist bombing in Kerman took place amid a wave of assassinations, including an Israeli assassination of a Hamas political leader in southern Beirut. General Sani was very popular among Iranians and his funeral was reportedly the biggest funeral ever recorded in history. This year, a commemoration for him has been going on for four years and a terrorist attack happened near where the pilgrimage was taking place. The fires were very tragic and I remember checking on social media to make sure that my friends were okay. Some people even witnessed baby girls with their heads burned.
The next day, there were even more people coming to the site where the terrorist attack happened to show that they are loyal to General Sani. They also wanted to attend the funeral for some of the martyrs.
The Islamic State claim responsibility for the terrorist attack in Kerman, Iran, but they are wearing masks and their faces are covered. This is very unusual for them and it also took them a longer time than usual to announce their responsibility.
Even before Isis took credit for the terrorist attack, everyone was talking about how it was either carried out by Isis Meek or directly from Israel, but in all three cases, the Us and Iranians knew very well who was behind them.
Iran can get the thing and have the last sort of Isis terror attack on Iran that I can remember in 2017, even though the Us and spokespersons from the Us government try to say that they have nothing to do with this.
Donald Trump endorsed the Iran Iranian parliament attack and Mossad Chief David Barnea said those who committed terror will sign their own death warrant. The attack was similar to the attack on Israel’s Olympic team at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
It looks like Israel wants to destabilize the region, and this could go to Europe, Latin America, even here. How do you think Iran and its allies will respond to this attack?
Iran is still working on the details of who has been behind the attacks and where they are getting their information from, but so far at least nine people have been arrested. Isis also carried out two other terrorist attacks inside Iran inside a shrine.
Iran has been waiting for the time to respond to the unrest that was also part of Israeli, US and Israeli intelligence operations inside Iran. The public opinion in Iran demands a strong response by Iran.
Just one last question. General Solomani is revered inside Iran and is characterized in the US in different ways. The New York Times reports that Camman is regarded in the West as a malign actor, but that he did play a role in defeating Isis inside Iran, Iraq and Syria alongside a Us-led coalition. So the main actors here in defeating Isis were the Us.
He was a key figure in Iran’s defense against Saddam’s Invasion and has been a big part of all Iran’s defense strategies for many years. He was a very modest man, who interacted with people and checked on the families of the martyrs.
Kasam Suman was the mastermind behind Iran’s capability to deter attacks and has always been under threats from Israel, the Bath Regime and the Saddam Regime from the Us and a few other European countries.
There were no US casualties in the attack on the Al-asad Air Base in Iraq, but Israel has announced its intention to kill political figures around the world, so this opens them up to the same possibility.
Satara Sadeki is a scholar, journalist, translator and contributor to the Gray Zone. She joined us from Iran. Satara, a Phd student in American Studies, is currently based in Esphahan and teaches about US politics at the university there. She is also a freelance journalist and translator.
Originally published by The Grayzone.