“There will be ten people in a room, and when Suleimani walks in he doesn’t come and sit with you. He sits over there on the other side of room, by himself, in a very quiet way. Doesn’t speak, doesn’t comment, just sits and listens. And so of course everyone is thinking only about him.” The New Yorker’s excellent Dexter Filkins on Iran’s Qassem Suleimani, the Middle East’s most powerful operative.