Ghosts of Beirut - Treadstone 71 & Imad Mughniyeh
Ghosts of Beirut
Suleimani's image was and still is carefully crafted as the hero of the country. Scores of Basiji groups continuously post positive information, images, videos, and even a video game extolling the virtues and magnificence of Soleimani.
Outside of Iran, he is known as a cold-blooded killer, a manipulator, and a subversive figure looking to kill Americans wherever and whenever he can. He was great friends with Imad Mughniyeh. Imad was behind the Marine Barracks bombing near the Beirut Airport, attributed to the Islamic Jihad (another Iranian proxy). Mughniyeh also led several other attacks against Americans in Lebanon during the 1980s.
NOTE: Treadstone 71 served in the Middle East from 1983 through 1985 and was present in the region for each of the above terrorist acts.