[I think, without a doubt, that the man the US killed in Iran was their best guy. This makes me think of the USA's deliberate move to assassinate Admiral Yamamoto of Japan. He was the finest military mind the Japanese had. The US got intelligence on the movement of his aircraft and decided to kill him. It was a deliberate plan to demoralise the Japanese and to also get rid of their best guy. That is unquestionably what happened here.
“U.S. officials consider the commander of an elite Iranian military unit a terrorist supporter and the man ultimately responsible for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and their Middle East allies.
But many Iranians view Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the face of Tehran’s growing regional clout, as their best defense against foreign aggression.
Gen. Soleimani’s public profile is soaring just as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s popularity sags…
Gen. Soleimani, who is 60 years old, is the public face of Iran’s efforts to arm Shiite militias in Iraq and salvage the regime in Syria, and one of Iran’s biggest celebrities, trailed by photographers when he visits the front lines. With a white beard and a head of hair to match, he poses for selfies with Iraqi and Syrian militiamen and is the subject of tribute videos on YouTube.“