General Soleimani’s legacy is imperishable: Chilean analyst
TEHRAN – Pablo Jofre Leal, Chilean analyst, believes that Lieutenant General “Qassem Soleimani is one of those characters who never die”.
âAfter all, his legacy is imperishable,â adds Jofre Leal, author of Palestine: Chronicle of the Zionist Occupation (Palestina: crÃ³nica de la ocupaciÃ³n sionista).
In an interview with the Tehran Times, the Chilean analyst describes General Soleimani as “a visionary man” who devoted himself to “the cause of the freedom of peoples”.
He says General Soleimani recalls the famous quote from Commander Ernesto Che Guevara: âRemember that the highest rank that the human species can achieve is to be a revolutionary.
Here is the text of the interview:
Q: How do you see General Soleimani’s character given that he has spent his entire life fighting against imperialism?
A: Qassem Soleimani is the type of human being that reminds us of the famous quote from Commander Ernesto Che Guevara: âRemember that the highest rank that the human species can achieve is to be a revolutionary. In the case of Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani, his life, his passage through his earthly journey, the attitude with which he faced the challenges of his society, in his time with all the challenges that this implies, was that of a true revolutionary.
Not only do I say this because of what his career in the Islamic revolution in Iran means, but also because of the whole of his journey in his life with the positive influences that his ideas have left in his country and throughout the world. Western region. Asia, which spans the entire planet. Soleimani was a brilliant military strategist, a daring politician, a servant to his people and to those who defend their sovereignty and those who seek complete self-determination. A visionary man dedicated to the cause of peoples’ freedom.
Q: Why do you think the Americans murdered General Soleimani in Iraq?
A: They murdered him because he represented the ideals that imperialism and its Zionist and Wahhabi partners hate the most: idealism, courage, honesty, bravery, dedication, sacrifice, international solidarity. The political and military regime of the United States decided to commit an act of terrorism which resulted in the death of Qassem Soleimani because he wanted to erase the footprints of a brilliant military strategist, an empathetic human being with enormous attraction among the resistance movements, helping it coordinate plans to combat the hegemonic powers.
Soleimani has become an example in the struggle of peoples against hegemony. They murdered him because they believed that by truncating his life, they would create a situation of oblivion, of getting out of the struggle which animates the movements, organizations and peoples which constitute the axis of resistance. They were totally wrong because Qassem Soleimani is one of those characters who never die. After all, his legacy is enduring.
By assassinating General Soleimani, former President Donald Trump and his Zionist-dominated entourage sought to weaken Iran and the axis of resistance, continuing to subdue reactionary Arab regimes, and above all to strengthen the support of the Zionist lobby with this attack, facilitating the re-election of Trump. However, in the end, this did not lead to the mogul’s frustration, telling Israeli media that he expected more engagement from his allies in Israel. The specific words were “I can’t talk about this story.” But I was very disappointed with the role Israel played in this event. (…) People will know at the right time. “
Q: Two years have passed since the martyrdom of General Soleimani. How do you think the situation is for Americans in West Asia compared to two years ago?
A: The facts show that the United States is a power in decline, that its hegemony, challenged in the region since the triumph of the Islamic revolution in Iran since February 1979, is losing more dominance every day, and this trend is going continue to continue. . Over the past two years, Iranian politico-military responses have broadened the scope, including the decision to send supertankers carrying energy resources to Venezuela and Syria.
The past two years have seen the intensification of actions by the Resistance Axis, which has won numerous victories in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, creating a scene where the ship of the drowning of Zionism. The invaders forcibly left Afghanistan in August 2021 and are being forced out of Iraq as well, it appears that fewer Western troops remain in the country each day. They had to curb their aggressive momentum in the Persian Gulf where Iranian naval forces dominate the geostrategic region.
By assassinating General Soleimani, Trump and his entourage have sought to build support for the Zionist lobby and facilitate his candidacy for re-election. The daily balance of power situation since January 2020 to date is in favor of the axis of resistance and especially in favor of the decisions taken by the sovereign defense of Iran, which has become a reference in the fight against the triad formed by imperialism, Zionism and Wahhabism.
Q: Iran has said that General Soleimani’s main revenge is the withdrawal of US troops from the region. How do you assess the withdrawal of American troops from West Asia?
A: As an extremely important historical fact, it demonstrates the fairness of the struggle against these foreign powers. To recall that the main revenge to be carried out for the crime committed against Iran and the world of resistance with the assassinations of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhandis is to obtain the exit of American troops from West Asia – as well as their allies like the British – This indicates the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and finally all those countries whose governments have served as allies, sheltering American military and naval bases, allowing the presence of troops that usually serve to suppress their populations which are subjected to totalitarian monarchical regimes, also becoming the starting point of attacks against other countries.
Q: Please explain General Soleimani’s influence on Latin America?
A: The assassination of General Qassem Soleimani made it possible to visualize the enormous influence that his political and military leaders wielded, not only in West Asia but also in the Latin American political movements that oppose American hegemony, like Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. He had a popular political and military personality both in Iran and abroad and was a key figure in the Persian nation’s positive influence in the world today.
Qassem Soleimani’s view of the negative powers that influence our people reflects the goals of liberation, which undoubtedly puts our people in the trenches of enemies of imperialism and its partners on the continent, where Zionism also has roots.
From a media perspective, it is no coincidence that after Soleimani’s assassination, the political, military and media caste in Latin America, commanded by the United States, began a campaign to applaud the murder. of this popular hero.
The ultra-reactionary The Wall Street Journal, through its editorial field, declared: “If the end of Soleimani is the beginning of a more muscular North American policy towards Tehran, it is good news for America. Latin â, a sign of the hopes they had of diminishing the values ââand importance of Soleimani in Latin America and the role of reference of Soleimani in the peoples’ struggle for their liberation.
Q: What were the reactions of the Latin American people to the assassination of General Soleimani?
Among Latin Americans, many movements and organizations believe in the struggle of the people for their freedom. Among those who see the United States and its allies as enemies of their peoples, the death of Qassem Soleimani marked a fundamental and crucial point of reference, losing a prominent figure who had not been seen since the assassination of the commander. Ernesto Che Guevara. Soleimani has become an example in the struggle of peoples against hegemony. Its loss was undoubtedly a tragedy, but also the starting point of the triumph over the hegemonic powers, and the Criminal Triad made up of imperialism and its fighting dogs that are Zionism and Wahhabism.
In this context, without a doubt, Soleimani’s murder was a moment of deep sadness, pain and anguish. In general, our struggles tend to have moments of setback in the struggle to defeat those who want to make the world their political-financial field of operations and aim for military domination, subjugation and colonization. The initial reaction of pain evolved over time into an example to follow, a catalyst, a vital point of reference and a sign of triumph.
Q: Do you think America’s power has increased or decreased in recent years?
A: Without a doubt, it has diminished and the examples are obvious:
1. Its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
2. Its clear and measurable decline in Iraq and its loss of influence even over the groups that were once guided by Washington’s aggressive policies.
3. Their direct and indirect defeats in aggression against Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, at the hands of increasingly powerful resistance forces.
4. The deterioration of their support for alliances against Iran and Russia in Western Asia, which eliminates their impunity for carrying out attacks in the region.
5. The impossibility of discouraging Iran’s decisions to support resistance movements in West Asia, and its efforts to effectively support nations like Venezuela, thousands of kilometers from its border.
6. The zero participation of Washington in the resolution of regional conflicts where other powers participate like Iran and Russia, for example, in the South Caucasus, in the negotiations for the realization of peace in Syria, or the JCPOA where Iran determined the work agenda.
7. The sustained and concrete advance of the regional and world powers of the Russian Federation and China and the increasingly important role of Iran in what was the domain of imperialism and its allies.