How does Suleimani go from being an ally during the battle for Herat vs the Taliban in Nov 2001, to a hated foe in Iraq from 2005-2009 vs the US, to an ally vs ISIS in 20014-15, to named foe in Syria from 2015 onward?

Hint: Iraq and Syria are illegally occupied by the US.

— Scott Ritter (@RealScottRitter) January 13, 2020