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RT America 13 Jan 2020

Soleimani killed to protect petro-dollar, says Pentagon official

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Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof talks to Rick Sanchez about the "punitive rather than preventive" assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Maloof explains that talks between Soleimani and the Saudi Crown may have spooked the US to punish Soleimani for encroaching on their turf.



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Rick Sanchez discusses the recent history of the US Government lying in order to justify war. He tells us the real reason why Soleimani was assassinated and why the US may soon be at war with Iran.




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President Trump said Friday that Qassem Soleimani was killed "to stop a war," and that the U.S. is ready and prepared for any response. Watch his remarks.
The world is reacting to the US strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, signaling a potential war with Iran. RT America's Faran Fronczak sits down with former Pentagon official Michael Maloof to discuss. (3:40). RT America's Michele Greenstein gives us the latest out of Iran (0:49). The US killing of Suleimani has caused the third Iran-linked spike in oil prices in a year. RT America's Sayeh Tavangar is keeping an eye on the oil markets (12:43). Canada's Department of Defense is recurring "role players" to help train special forces with intelligence work. RT America's Alex Mihailovich has the story (16:25).

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President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan, and also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The Taliban announced that peace talks are resuming after hitting a stalemate over a month ago. Former Pentagon Official Michael Maloof discusses what might be next for Afghanistan and why China should pay attention.

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