Ismail Qaani, New Quds Force Commander

How to read the Washington Post:


Iran’s new Quds Force commander brings continuity to the post held by his slain predecessor

First two Paragraphs:

Just hours after a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s charismatic elite Quds Force commander in Baghdad early Friday, Tehran announced it had named a successor: the force’s little-known deputy chief, Brig. Gen. Ismail Qaani.

Qaani, 62, was appointed by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who issued a statement praising the general’s role as a prominent commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Last paragraph:

…the bespectacled Qaani — whose portfolio as deputy included Quds Force operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asian republics — boasts few notable military victories. Instead, experts say, he is believed to have focused on the organization’s day-to-day administrative affairs.

See how this works? Most people don’t read past the first couple of paragraphs, many don’t read last the headline. So, the truth they want to hide comes at the end where few readers will see it.

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