Top U.S. officials are taking an assassination order, that Iran has out against a high ranking American, seriously enough to issue warnings. One of the nervous officials leaked to Politico that the Islamic republic has put out a contract on the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks. The “official” reason she has a target on her back is because she’s a close friend of President Donald Trump. The real reason why she may have been selected as the way to settle the score for us whacking Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani, is because along with her designer handbag business, Ambassador Marks has some spooky “deep connections with famous figures in the international community.”
Iran targets U.S. Ambassador
The Islamic Republic of Iran is infamous as “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.” Instead of funding an army of their own, they hire contractors like Hamas and Hezbollah. When intelligence bulletins started coming in that indicated “a plan to assassinate Lana Marks,” they were taken seriously. The U.S. Ambassador to South Africa has been chosen as a target of “equal value.” The Ayatollah seems to have found a way to settle the score for Donald Trump ruining General Qassem Soleimani’s day with a Reaper drone back in January.
Officials started hearing rumors of a plot against the Ambassador Marks in the spring but they perked up their ears recently. “the threat to the ambassador has become more specific in recent weeks.” What they learned is that Iran is involved in the plot through their embassy in the capital of South Africa, Pretoria. That’s where the 66-year-old Ambassador is too.
While she’s only been an ambassador for a year, she’s been a pal of President Donald Trump for at least the past 20 years. Her name on a handbag makes it instantly worth “well into the tens of thousands of dollars.” What the officials are telling Politico is that they think Iran targeted Lana Marks specifically for her “long-term friendship with Trump.”
Good at assassinations
Since Iran is well known “for planning and executing assassinations around the world including in the U.S.” they are taking the threat seriously. One foiled plot to take out a foreign official “would have resulted in the deaths of over 100 people” in Washington, D.C. on the Ayatollah’s orders. Trump took decisive action in January because he had to, the administration insists.
Since 1998, Soleimani was in charge of the “Qods Force,” confirmed to be the terror arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Their entire job was “planning and executing terror and military operations outside Iran’s borders.” That included “an illegal campaign of terrorism, assassinations, and violence.” He had major operations brewing so we took him out for good.
General Soleimani wasn’t just another run of the mill goat humper. He was a dedicated professional and good at his job. To suggest that Ambassador Lana Marks is his equivalent in value in the eyes of Iranian leadership simply because she’s a friend of the president is ludicrous. You can’t blame the White House for accepting the official story though. It’s a lot less embarrassing than having to explain why Ambassador Marks allegedly “has deep connections with famous figures in the international community” and may be as deadly to the enemies of America as Qassem Soleimani was to the enemies of Iran.