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Pompeo on Qassem Soleimani strike: Iran now understands Trump will take ‘decisive’ action

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By ordering the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Trump has demonstrated to Iran’s leaders that he will take “swift, decisive” actions to protect Americans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”

Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration has shown military “restraint” in the face of dozens of attacks directed by Iran and its proxies against American interests, culminating in the death of an American contractor in Iraq last week.

“I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. … We made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now demonstrated that. I hope the Iranian leadership will see that and see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate and take actions consistent with what normal nations do. In the event that they do not and they go in the other direction, I know that President Trump and the entire United States government is prepared to respond appropriately,” said Pompeo.

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani promised early Friday to “take revenge for this heinous crime” carried out by the United States. Rouhani also said Iran would “raise the flag” of Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, “in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.”

TRUMP ORDERS ATTACK THAT KILLS IRANIAN GEN. QASSIM SOLEIMANI, OTHER MILITARY OFFICIALS IN BAGHDAD, PENTAGON SAYS

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran’s top “shadow commander” was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said.

Pompeo said the strike was carried out to prevent an “imminent attack” by forces directed by Soleimani.

“He’s got hundreds of American lives and blood on his hands. What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans. There would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis and people in other countries. It was a strike that was aimed at disrupting that plot, disrupting further aggression and we hope, setting the conditions for de-escalation as well,” he said.

WASHINGTON POST BLASTED FOR REFERRING TO QASSIM SOLEIMANI AS IRAN’S ‘MOST REVERED MILITARY LEADER’

Pompeo said Trump has taken a “fundamentally different” approach to dealing with Iran, arguing the country was emboldened by the softer policies of the Obama administration.

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“We didn’t send pallets of cash to the Iranians. We didn’t pay for hostages. We didn’t create a deal which would have given them a clear pathway to a nuclear weapon. We have taken a very different approach. We believe it’s the one that will ultimately lead to success and stability in the Middle East,” he said.

Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, who served as Soleimani’s deputy commander since 1997, will now take over the helm as head of the Quds Force, Reuters reported, citing Iranian state media. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also warned “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S.

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Carjacker, allegedly on meth, abducts man, pet goat from Missouri adult store: police

A man and his pet goat napping in a pickup truck outside an adult store in Missouri were carjacked by a man on meth who drove them through parts of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma — occasionally pistol-whipping the sleeping man, according to published reports.

Police said the sleeping man and the truck’s original driver stopped at an adult video store in Carthage, Mo. early Wednesday, KOTV reported. While the driver entered the store, the man and his pet goat remained in the truck and fell asleep.

As the passenger napped, police said 40-year-old Brandon Kirby jumped into the truck and drove off.

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Brandon Kirby, 40, was arrested in Oklahoma on Wednesday after police say he carjacked a truck form an adult store in Missouri with a man and goat inside. (Creek County Sheriff’s Office)

‘METH. WE’RE ON IT’ CAMPAIGN ROLLS OUT IN SOUTH DAKOTA TO CONFUSION, RIDICULE

The passenger told police Kirby let him and his pet goat go after arriving in Oklahoma. They were dropped off on the side of the road in Sand Springs, Okla., and the victim called 911 before reporting the truck missing to OnStar.

Representatives at OnStar were able to slow the truck’s speed to 15 mph, allowing police to end the incident, KOKI reported.

Police said Kirby jumped from the car and ran off, dropping a mask and a gun before a deputy found him hiding in tall grass near Highway 412, according to KOTV.

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Kirby was arrested and charged with kidnapping, pointing firearms and felony possession of a firearm, according to jail records.

Kirby was wanted on a burglary charge in Osage County and has a number of felony convictions, including assault and burglary.

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The week in pictures, Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

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A vehicle burns at the Baghdad International Airport following an airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 3, 2020.

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Dallas Cowboys to part ways with Jason Garrett after nine seasons as head coach: report

Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones has finally decided to part ways with head coach Jason Garrett after another lackluster season and failed attempt at playoffs, according to reports Thursday.

Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones agreed that the Cowboys organization will continue forward without Garrett after nine seasons, despite having an “abundance of care and respect” for him, ESPN reported, citing a source.

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Garrett’s contract with the team is set to expire on Jan. 14 and according to the source, candidate interviews are to begin quickly after his departure.

No official statement from the team was issued as of early Friday morning but Jones has not shied away from his frustrations with Garrett’s performance this season.

After failing to make the playoffs for the second season in a row, Garrett reportedly met with Jones on Monday as players cleaned out their lockers. The pair were set to meet again on Thursday to settle his coaching status but the meeting never took place, ESPN reported.

While Garrett has publically expressed his desire to stay on as head coach, Jones hinted early last month that Garrett would still be coaching next year – although it might be with another NFL team.

DALLAS COWBOYS; JERRY JONES REACTING TO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SEALING PLAYOFF SPOT GOES VIRAL 

“The problem is you don’t know who can guarantee you a Super Bowl. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, I’ve seen their names mentioned but they can’t guarantee me a Superbowl or guarantee my players the Superbowl,” he told KRLD radio.

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He continued: “There’s no exclusive — nobody’s got the exclusive skills to get the job done so that collectively you can win a Superbowl but there are qualified people. Jason Garrett is one of them and in my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year.”

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Garrett replaced Wade Phillips as interim head coach during the middle of the 2010 season. After officially getting the job, Dallas made the playoffs three times but failed to make it further than the divisional round. This is the fourth time Dallas has gone 8-8 under Garrett.

Fox News Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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Replacement named for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, report says

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday announced a replacement for the slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. airstrike ordered by President Trump near the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq just hours earlier.

IRAN VOWS ‘HARSH RETALIATION’ AFTER US AIRSTRIKE KILLS IRANIAN GEN. QASSEM SOLEIMANI

Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, who served as Soleimani’s deputy commander since 1997, will take over the helm as head of the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, Reuters reported, citing Iranian state media.

Khamenei said in a statement that the program tasked with carrying on Iran’s influence via proxies across the Middle East “will be unchanged from the time of his predecessor.”

Iranian state media reported that Ghaani previously warned Trump in 2017 that “threats against Iran will damage America.

“We are not a war-mongering country. But any military action against Iran will be regretted,” he reportedly said, according to Newsweek. “We have buried many … like Trump and know how to fight against America.”

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The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran’s top “shadow commander” was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said.

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Klobuchar posts her best fundraising quarter to date

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised in $11.4 million over the past three months, the best fundraising quarter to date for the senator from Minnesota.

Klobuchar’s October-December fourth quarter figures – announced early Friday morning – are a huge boost from her July-September third quarter numbers – when she raised just $4.8 million.

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But her haul paled in comparison to top tier-contenders s for the Democratic nomination – such as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Vice President Joe Biden.

“We feel very good. I know we’ll be coming out with our numbers shortly, and it’s the best quarter we’ve ever had. And that’s a good thing,” Klobuchar said on Thursday evening while campaigning in Iowa, hours ahead of the release of her report.

But she acknowledged that “I never thought I would match some of the front runners… but the point is this, I am in the top five solidly in this state (Iowa).”

Klobuchar’s team highlighted that 145,126 donors contributed to the campaign in the fourth quarter, with the average on-line contribution of $32. They noted that 92 percent of donors gave less than $200.

“Our campaign has seen a massive surge in grassroots support and this has allowed us to make critical campaign investments,” Klobuchar campaign manager Justin Buoen said.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota campaigns in Concord, NH in October 2019

And pointing to the senator’s performances in the past three presidential primary debates – which many pundits have praised – Buoen highlighted that Senator Klobuchar’s standout performances on the debate stage in October, November, and December resonated with voters and caucus-goers across the country. As a result, we have been able to double our staff in Iowa and New Hampshire and make critical investments in Nevada and South Carolina as well as prepare for Super Tuesday.”

DEBATE PERFORMANCE PAYING OFF FOR KLOBUCHAR

Twenty-four hours before the moderate senator from Minnesota announced her figures, Sanders unveiled an eye-popping report. The populist senator who’s making his second straight White House bid hauled in $34.5 million the past three months, the highest quarterly total of any of the Democratic presidential candidates this election cycle.

Buttigieg announced on Wednesday that he raised $24.7 in the fourth quarter, with Biden reporting on Thursday that he brought in $22.7 million the past three months, his best quarterly total to date.

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang – a one-time long-shot who’s now firmly part of the middle tier of presidential nomination contenders – raised $16.5 million in the fourth quarter, his best showing to date.

President Trump’s re-election campaign said on Thursday that it raised $46 million in the fourth quarter.

Campaigns aiming to showcase their fundraising figures have been blasting out their fourth-quarter numbers this week, with campaigns seeing lackluster cash hauls likely waiting until the end of January deadline to report their figures to the Federal Election Commission.

Campaign cash, along with public opinion polling, has been a crucial barometer of a candidate’s popularity and a campaign’s strength. Fundraising dollars could be used to run TV, radio and digital ads, beef up grassroots voter outreach and build up staff. And, the fourth-quarter fundraising figures – the last quarterly report before Iowa kicks off the primary and caucus presidential nominating calendar on Feb. 3 – will be scrutinized heavily by political pundits

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John Bolton congratulates those involved in ‘decisive’ airstrike that killed Iranian general

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Former national security advisor John Bolton on Friday congratulated those who led the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran’s malign Quds Force activities worldwide,” he tweeted of the strike ordered by President Trump that killed Soleimani and six others. “Hope this is the first step to regime change in Tehran.”

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On New Year’s Eve, Bolton tweeted the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was “straight from Iran’s playbook in 1979” that showed Iranian control of Shiite militia groups and not “Iraqi anti-Americanism.”

“We must protect our citizens from Iranian belligerence,” he wrote.

He said Iran needs to stop arming, training and financing militia groups and shouldn’t “even think about attacking American targets again.”

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Bolton left the administration in September after Trump tweeted that he “strongly disagreed” with him on many issues.

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Network of pro-Iranian fighters across Middle East could help country in potential retaliatory attack for airstrike that killed general

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Iran has heavily-armed allies across the Middle East that the country could call upon if the government chooses to retaliate against the U.S for an airstrike that killed one of Tehran’s top generals early Friday morning.

The network of pro-Iranian supporters trained by Tehran was set up by Gen. Qassem Soleimani who was killed by an airstrike ordered by President Trump at the Baghdad International Airport. The supporters include tens of thousands of fighters in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen.

After the airstrike, Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S.

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Iran has trained and financed thousands of Shiite militias in Iraq who helped fight the U.S. after 2003, including Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Kataeb Hezbollah and the Badr Organization. All three groups have close ties to Soleimani.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Kataeb Hezbollah, was killed along with Soleimani in the airstrike.

Hezbollah, strategically located on the border with Israel in Lebanon, has an arsenal of thousands of rockets and missiles. The group was created by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard during Lebanon’s civil war in the 1980s to fight Israel.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who took the capital, Sanaa, in 2014, have been fighting against a Saudi-led coalition in a civil war that has cost more than 100,000 lives in the country, according to The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project. Last year the Houthis attacked a critical Saudi oil pipeline.

Palestinian militant groups in Gaza, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group, have long been supported by Iran.

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Although Iran broke with Hamas after the Arab Spring in 2011, the country is believed to have continued military support for the group. However, Hamas is financially strapped and gets most of its funding from Qatar, making it less likely it would support Tehran in a regional war.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Ancient Mayan palace lost for 1,000 years and used by ‘elites’ uncovered near Cancun

A lost Mayan palace likely used by the ancient civilization’s most elite citizens has been unearthed.

The structure was found near Mexico’s popular resort city of Cancun and was last used around 1,000 years ago.

Archaeologists found the palace during a dig at the ancient ruined city of Kuluba, in the Yucatan state.

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The building itself is six meters (20 feet) tall, 55 meters (180 feet) long and 15 meters (49 feet) wide.

It’s believed that the structure was used over two separate Mayan periods, dating as far back as 600 AD.

“This work is the beginning,” said archaeologist Alfredo Barrera, speaking to Reuters.

“We’ve barely began uncovering one of the most voluminous structures on the site.”

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The Mayans dominated huge areas of Central America, creating an empire long before the arrival of Spanish conquerors.

Their rise, rule and fall stretched over several centuries.

This particular palace was possibly used during the Late Classic period (600-900 AD) and the Terminal Classic period (850-1050AD), according to experts at the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Kuluba, where the palace was found, was a key Mayan site that had links to the nearby cities of Chichen Itza and Ek’ Balam.

Experts are examining several structures at the site, including an altar, two homes and a round oven.

There’s also talk of a plan to reforest parts of the area, due to concerns over damage from wind and sun.

The site was first discovered by American archaeologist Wyllys Andrews IV in 1939.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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