As Qassem Soleimani’s Megalomania Grew, He Became Less Grounded in Reality

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Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force, who was killed Friday in Baghdad in an American operation, earned respect for his courage and his close ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. He commanded some 15,000 men, a relatively small component of the Revolutionary Guards, and was actually subordinate to the Revolutionary Guards commander, Gen. Hossein Salami.

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