CIA chief ‘behind Soleimani’s assassination’ killed in downed plane in Afghanistan

You will NOT read or see this story in the MSM – what with all this IMPEACHMENT BS goin’ on everyday.. but my electronic staff found and brought in this important story!! Way to go guys.. 😊

January 28, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Russian intelligence sources have claimed that Michael D’Andrea, head of CIA operations in Iran and who orchestrated the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US spy plane downed yesterday in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

The plane with US Air Force markings reportedly served as the CIA’s mobile command for D’Andrea, who earnt several nicknames including: Ayatollah Mike, the Dark Prince, and the Undertaker. He is one of the most prominent CIA figures in the region, appointed head of the agency’s Iran Mission Centre in 2017. Under his leadership, the agency was perceived to take a more “aggressive stance toward Iran”.

The Taliban claimed to have shot down the plane but have yet to provide evidence, whilst the US has denied the claim but has acknowledged the loss of a Bombardier E-11A plane in central Afghanistan. Graphic images online have already circulated purportedly showing some of the charred remains of those on board.

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Enemy intelligence aircraft crashed in Sado Khelo area of Deh Yak district noon hours today resulting in all crew & high-ranking CIA members killed.
Wreckage & dead bodies laying at crash site. 

Zabihullah (..ذبـــــیح الله م )@Zabehulah_M33

په غزني کې د امریکايي اشغالګرو یوه الوتکه رانسکوره شوه، ګڼ لوړ رتبه افسران په کې ووژل شول 

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Unconfirmed reports that the CIA head of anti-Iran operations, Michael D’Andrea aka Ayatollah Mike, was on board the plane that crashed near Ghazni, Afghanistan this morning.

D’Andrea also masterminded the murder of Imad Mughniyeh, former Hezbollah Chief of Staff, back in 2008.

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Afghan authorities initially claimed the plane was a state-owned airline, but this was denied by the company, Ariana. Helicopters have been brought down before by the Taliban, but they are not believed to have the capabilities required to bring down a high-flying aircraft.

READ: The truth about US casualties in the Iran attack is slowly coming out

It has been speculated that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) may also have a hand in the incident, especially as anti-aircraft support has previously been given to the Taliban. Additionally, the Afghan Shia Fatimyoun Brigades, who are trained by the IRGC, also have a presence in the country.

CIA chief ‘behind Soleimani’s assassination’ killed in downed plane in Afghanistan


  1. OK.. now that we’re firmly into February 2020 ‘let’s get ready to Rumblllllllllleeeeeeee.. LOL

    So I began reading the link you sent me on Giuliani – seems he’s been working as a Foreign Agent against US interests for AT LEAST a decade. And it appears to have been much longer than that, even during 9/11 and before when he was still Mayor of NYC??? Is that possible that only the Village Voice knew and was reporting on this? I’m sure the FBI and NSC knew all this as well but chose to ‘look the other way’!. Haven’t read the whole article yet and already my blood is boiling!!!! WTF? WTF! Thanks for the backgrounding.. 😳😊

  2. Perfect – we agree. When I first started this blog I was not as enthusiastic about filing multiple posts per day like I do now – as I was in learning mode. But I DID give a cursory check to many middle east news outlets for an entire day!! Al Jazeera, MENA, International Middle East Media Center, MEED and Middle East Broadcasting Networks, etc. I found only National interests and ‘homeland’ news priorities then. All different levels of bias and distortion for their population centers and audience.

    I AM also discovering that with a cursory knowledge of CSS and HTML I can manipulate the OLD editor to do things that only the NEW editor is supposed to be uniquely able to do.. LOL 😳😆😜😊 The new editor is nowhere near “ready for primetime” yet.

  3. I use this source frequently as it is creative commons and useful, but it is to be used with extra care and discernment. Read the board of directors. I haven’t read it in awhile. As I recall it tilts somewhat Shi’a. Also, it has been known to take mainstream sources and not credit it. I have seen disinformation in it, too. I have used Iranian news, too, that is creative commons. So, it’s best to compare to other sources, unless you know a lot about the topic and it rings true. I am going in too many other directions to look into it.

    • I did do a duckduckgo search on it – as I do with anything returned to me by my ‘electronic staff’ 😊 And I found similar evaluations as you spoke on above – thanks for the guidance, please do not neglect to evaluate my sources as we go.

      What I have found is that “there are no fair and/or unbiased” news outlets AT ALL in the middle east – so I only use Middle East sources when it is the only place I can find some stories.. my way of thinking is – I should probably place an obvious and visible notification on my site that states “I am a news aggregator – not a journalist news source” – so I do not always spend hours vetting validity, honesty and news items that could be considered propaganda here (USA) or there (middle east).

      What one gets from me is what I determine to be important, relevant and often absent completely on the censored on MSM platforms. I think I will place disclaimer soon – my only question would be WHERE on the or headers/pages to place that disclaimer so that it is seen on all pages and posts? I am open to ideas.. I’m learning – I will celebrate One Year being online with this blog in MAY of this year. 😳😊 So far I have 2,500+ posts with 19,627 visits/views.

      • I agree. I spent a lot of time studying one of their posts on Egypt and by the time I figured it out then I never had time to do anything with it, which is my current state of affairs right now. I have been on medicaid all evening. Disclaimer could go in “about” or ideally at the bottom of iffy posts. I have neglected to do that with MEMO and haven’t updated About. One of their posts, however, had a blame US for things in Egypt that were done by Russia or this sort of thing, if I recall correctly. It was complicated to sort out the timeline.

          • Thanks. I mean that I am working on Pence’s Brahmin side-kick’s cuts to medicaid. I started off with the Belarus and the Budapest memo, then with Dershowitz and then medicaid… at this rate nothing will be finished. Eyes hurt and brain gone bye-bye.

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