The shadow commander

The New Yorker
The shadow commander

«Suleimani is the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today, and no one’s ever heard of him.» That’s what a senior CIA official once said of Iran’s top security and intelligence commander Qassem Suleimani, who US forces have killed yesterday. I have to admit: I indeed haven’t heard of him. Yet his killing might prove to be highly consequential on a global scale. One expert has compared it to the killing of a Vice-President. If you’re interested in hot takes of what will happen next, Twitter has them aplenty. For now, I recommend this older New Yorker profile which will help you understand who Suleimani was.

From Weekly Filet #283, in January 2020.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

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