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NBC News by Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube 1/13/2020

President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago if Iran's increased aggression resulted in the death of an American, according to five current and former senior administration officials.

The presidential directive in June came with the condition that Trump would have final signoff on any specific operation to kill Soleimani, officials said.

That decision explains why assassinating Soleimani was on the menu of options that the military presented to Trump two weeks ago for responding to an attack by Iranian proxies in Iraq, in which a U.S. contractor was killed and four U.S. service members were wounded, the officials said.

More: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-authorized-soleimani-s-killing-7-months-ago-conditions-n1113271

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Re: Trump authorized Soleimani's killing 7 months ago, with conditions
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 10:39:41 AM »
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President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago ...

1. That recently?

2. So NBC Skews just nuked the Dems' Trump killed Soleimani as a distraction from impeachment narrative?
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Re: Trump authorized Soleimani's killing 7 months ago, with conditions
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 09:31:15 AM »
1. That recently?

2. So NBC Skews just nuked the Dems' Trump killed Soleimani as a distraction from impeachment narrative?

Yes.  But it's kind of funny that even that NBC article didn't bother to mention that rather obvious conclusion.

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Re: Trump authorized Soleimani's killing 7 months ago, with conditions
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 10:19:23 AM »
Yes.  But it's kind of funny that even that NBC article didn't bother to mention that rather obvious conclusion.

My twisted mind twists that way, I guess.
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