The assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force unit, is a big deal. I monitor twelve news web sites at once, a diverse collection from around the world, and it's an exceedingly rare day when the same story headlines all twelve.
The event and its straightforward consequences are interesting (and concerning) by themselves, but with something of this magnitude, there's going to be a tidal wave of disinformation and conspiracy theories.
This is a "Current Event" thread, intended for monitoring and some brief discussion of conspiracy theories arising around this one event. Multiple topics are allowed in Current Event threads, but in-depth analysis of particular theories should be in new threads.