As I mentioned in my recent piece for the Middle East Eye:
These days you cannot open an Iranian newspaper or internet news website without some Iranian hardliner, including the supreme leader, warning about “nufuz,” or infiltration, by the West. Khamenei’s office has even produced an infograph warning the Iranian public that candidates want to “infiltrate” Iran’s upcoming elections like termites.
Well it seems that America has already won that battle. Here he is, the Commander of the IRGC Quds force, the man who in September this year said that “the collapse of American power in the region has happened“, sporting a Northface American outdoor jacket. Ironic? imagine Che Guevara showing off his Levis jeans!
Good choice Mr Soleymani.