(Liberty Bell) – The Iranian Republic has raised a red flag atop the dome of the Jamkarān Mosque in Qom, Iran’s holiest city, in what is being interpreted as a warning to America that they’re committed to revenge for the airstrike which killed one of their top military chiefs, Qassam Soleimani.
This move is reportedly seen as unprecedented, as the red flag has apparently never flown over the Jamkarān Mosque.
— iftiAmiry (@IftiAmiry) January 4, 2020
“Very very unusual to see a red flag flying over holy mosque of Jamkaran in Qom, Iran‘s holiest city,” tweeted NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief Ali Arouzi. “It’s is almost always blue. The red flag symbolises revenge.”
Very very unusual to see a red flag flying over holy mosque of Jamkaran in Qom, Iran‘s holiest city. It’s is almost always blue. The red flag symbolises revenge. pic.twitter.com/0VeWvUY37L
— Ali Arouzi (@aliarouzi) January 4, 2020
#BREAKING: #IRGC Quds Force raised Red Flag of Jihad over Dome Of Jamkarān Mosque near #Qom as a message for its readiness to carry-out terror attacks across the world in revenge of #Soleimani's death. Ayatollahs say their Imam Mehdi is hiding in the water well of this mosque! pic.twitter.com/oDgppL0Kf4
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 4, 2020
Earlier this week, Iran’s leadership declared that the US would suffer consequences for the killing of Soleimani, who was one of the top military figures in their government.
General Gholamali Abuhamzeh warning of possible retaliation in the Strait of Hormuz.
“The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there … vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since long time ago … some 35 U.S. targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach,” he said.
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell also warned that Iran would kill American civilians to avenge the “evil genius” Soleimani.
“Number one, there will be dead Americans, dead civilian Americans, as a result of this,” he said. “Possibly over the next few days in any place where Iran has its proxies, Iraq is the most likely place, but also Lebanon, Bahrain, other places in the Middle East.”
Trump was perfectly clear that he did this to avoid a war, not to start one.
Iran may make all the symbolic threats they like, they’re messing with the wrong POTUS.