The world can stop wondering if last night's apparently less than effective missile attacks by Iran on three US airbases in Iraq are the one and done of a tit for tat round of posturing of two authoritarian regimes in crisis rallying their respective domestic political bases. This is not even the end of the beginning of a war.
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Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani stepped off his aircraft at the Baghdad international airport to attend a diplomatic meeting with Iraqi government officials. A moment later he was dead, killed in a drone strike. General Soleimani was the leader of the Iranian Quds force, which the United States considers a terrorist organization but is an arm of their military akin to our special forces, tasked with carrying out light infantry and irregular warfare in conjunction with foreign troops and non-state actors.