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Iran's 'Supermani': fabled general, Internet sensation
Iran's 'Supermani': fabled general, Internet sensation

In one image he calmly rubs elbows with Iran's top leaders. In another, he bestows an avuncular gaze on a gaggle of militia fighters. No matter where he appears, Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds force, remains the stuff of U.S. policymakers’ nightmares: a murky yet seemingly ubiquitous figure with a penchant for turning up in Middle Eastern trouble spots and proxy wars—often at several battlegrounds simultaneously, it would seem, judging by his outsized and at times fictitious presence on the Web and in breathless international press reports. “Supermani” is the handle one wag has bestowed upon Tehran's inscrutable point man. ...