Remember that drone that Scoop introduced us to yesterday? It’s the MQ-9 Reaper, and it took out Qassem Soleimani.
Those videos of the drone in action are awesome, don’t get me wrong. But you gotta love a moment of impact video. Especially one with such a … well such an impact.
And here is that very thing. It’s the exact moment of the strike. The dramatic explosion(s) can be seen in this closed circuit camera footage, obtained by Iraqi television network Ahad TV, via the Daily Mail. Below the clip, some immediate aftermath.
And some of the aftermath:
At what point does America disrupt the continued escalation in violence from the Iranian regime? Where is the red line?
That’s the fundamental question naysayers have to answer if they are to be taken seriously at all. pic.twitter.com/uzpD6OdBhx
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 4, 2020
Looks like it hurt.