Iran’s General Qassem Soeleimani was not just another Iranian general. He was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corpse Quds (or Jerusalem) Force. The IRGC answers only to Iran’s Supreme Islamic leader Ali Khameini, who is a cleric. Iran is a theocracy meaning rule by Islamic clerics or Mullahs. Iran underwent a bloody coup in 1972 during the Islamic Revolution and has been subject to Islamic Totalitarianism in the form of Sharia Law ever since.
Imagine if the Church of England or the Catholic Church had its own army and claimed that they can speak directly for God, as Iran’s Islamic clerics and IRGC do.
The second big irony is that Iran represents one branch of Islam called Shia Islam. There was a great schism in the Muslim faith centuries ago after the death of the prophet Mohammed, and both branches of Islam, Sunni and Shia, claimed that they correctly interpret the faith and have been at war with each other ever since, which is why the Middle East has been a