by Brian Maher
Stocks ran red this morning… stained crimson by the blood of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
A Reaper drone of the United States Air Force sent this hellcat over the rainbow early Friday.
The late departed was no second-rater, no minion. Explains Matthew Hoh of the Center for International Policy:
The equivalent of the killing of Gen. Soleimani would be as if the Iranians assassinated Gen. Richard Clarke, the U.S. four-star general in charge of all U.S. special operations, but only if Gen. Clarke had the name recognition of Colin Powell and the competency of Dwight Eisenhower.
And so fresh geopolitical anxieties have riled the markets.