Far from planning any “imminent” attacks on US troops, Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission to make peace (3)
Whitney Webb’s piece in Mint Press News, on the spider’s web of likely motives for the murder:
“There was nothing to suggest to the Iraqis that it was unsafe for Soleimani to travel to Baghdad – quite the contrary. This suggests that Trump helped lure the Iranian commander to a place where he could be killed.
“Abdul-Mahdi spoke of his disappointment that while Trump was expressing his gratitude over the mediation, he was also simultaneously planning an attack on Soleimani. That attack took place not long after the telephone call from the president.”