“Taking out the architect of the Islamic Republic’s decades-long active campaign of violence against the United States and its allies, especially Israel, represents a tectonic shift in Middle Eastern politics,” the Hudson Institute’s Michael Doran asserted in a New York Times article.
When Iran's Qassem Soleimani was killed last week, I was in Israel giving a guided tour of the Holy Land. Some in our group asked if Israel would raise its “threat level” in response to Soleimani’s death. My answer was that they live every day at the highest level of preparation. When you’re a country the size of New Jersey surrounded by enemies who want to exterminate your nation, expecting the unexpected becomes a way of life.