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Israel launched waves of air attacks and ground shelling on a score of alleged Iranian military positions in Syria this week. Was this a big step forward in the plan by Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his ally Donald Trump to provoke a major war with Iran?

It certainly looks so. The US, Saudi Arabia and Israel all recently suffered a stinging defeat in Syria. Their campaign to overthrow the Assad government in Damascus by using the rag-tag ISIS movement, then Sunni Muslim jihadist wild men, was defeated by the Syrian Army, backed by Russian air power, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and some Iranian militia groups and army advisors.

Israel now claims to have wiped out more than a score of Iranian positions in Syria. As far as we can tell, these were minor logistics or communications facilities, not the backbone of a supposed Iranian offensive against Israel.

In fact, the alleged Iranian rocket barrage was directed at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that were illegally annexed and occupied after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and are still held, legally, as part of Syria. Israel is very nervous about having world attention drawn to its continued occupation of the strategic Golan Heights from which Israeli heavy artillery can reach Damascus.

But now that the Trump administration has fallen fully under the influence of the pro-war neocons, an attempt to overthrow the Iranian government appears highly likely, using both military intervention and intensified economic warfare.

Iran has been under siege by the US since the American/British installed shah was overthrown by a popular revolution in 1979. The CIA and Britain’s MI6 have mounted numerous attempts to oust the Islamic Republic and re-install a client ruler.

Ironically, the ‘democratic’ western powers – the US, Britain and France – rely on medieval monarchs and dictators to control the Mideast while democratic politicians and movements are ignored. Iran, in spite of its many rigidities and failings, remains one of the region’s more democratic states. Ask our Saudi or Kuwaiti allies when was the last time they held a real election?

The failure of western intelligence services to provoke serious uprisings in Iran (or Russia), means that the military option is increasingly tempting. This probably means provoking military clashes with Iran in the Gulf leading to full-scale attacks on its nuclear infrastructure and industry. US warplanes and warships are actively probing Iran’s borders. In addition, US forces are getting ever more deeply involved in the Yemen War.

When the US last considered a major attack on Iran during the Bush years, the Pentagon (which opposed the idea) estimated it would need 2,800 air strikes against Iran on Day One alone.

Many of the same war party crowd that engineered the 2003 US invasion of Iraq are now running the Trump administration. Their goal is to cripple Iran and leave the Mideast to joint Saudi-Egyptian-Israeli control.

Recall President George W. Bush’s assertion that once he had crushed Iraq the next targets of US military intervention would be Lebanon, Syria, Iran and then Pakistan.


Invading Iran would not be easy. Iran has very little capability to project power beyond its borders. Its air force, artillery and tanks are decrepit. America controls the skies from Morocco to Afghanistan. Iran is vulnerable to raids and small incursions but subjugating this large, mountainous nation of 80 million would be very difficult.

In fact, and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander once told me, ‘let the Americans invade. They will break their teeth on Iran.’ Over-confidence, of course, but he had a point. Fighting on the defensive in urban areas, Iran could offer fierce resistance.

America’s imperial machine, like its British Imperial predecessor, likes small, easy wars against small, backwards nations. Iran would be very different.

As we have just seen with North Korea, Iran’s best survival strategy, short of security guarantees by Russia and China, would be to race to produce a small number of nuclear weapons to deter attacks by the US and Israel. Europe, which co-sponsored the Iran nuclear act and is now humiliated by Trump reneging on the deal, is too weak and disorganized to guarantee the pact and stand up to Washington. This is too bad. Now would have been a fine time for the EU to assert its independence from US hegemony and begin building its own independent European military forces.

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• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Donald Trump, Iran, Israel, Neocons 
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  1. Heymrguda says:

    For somebody like me who grew up in a patriotic, conservative family, it’s hard to accept the fact that, in many cases, we’re the bad guys now.

  2. KenH says:

    Both we and Israel and trying to create a gulf of Tonkin incident to stampede the American boobeoisie into supporting military hostilities with Iran. Already accounts of naked Israeli aggression are being framed as acts of self defense against the wicked Iranians.

    Over the years prominent Israelis have joked about nuking Europe. Iran or Iranians never have. Kim Jon Un has repeatedly threatened the U.S. Western seaboard with nuclear strikes. Iranian leaders have never threatened the U.S. homeland in any way, but somehow they’re an existential threat and if you question that you are unpatriotic and anti-semitic.

    I totally agree that Iran’s strategy should now include the acquisition of nuclear weapons capability as soon as possible as that is they only way to gain respect and deter an attack by the U.S.

    • Agree: Carroll Price
  3. You are not “the bad guy” any more than the average Englishman sitting in England while the British put down the Indian Mutiny, or destroyed China during the Opium Wars, but you are compliant, as am I.
    At least we voice our complaint. Hopefully in the long run it will be enough.

  4. “now that the Trump administration has fallen fully under the influence of pro-war necons…”

    Trumpenthal has been a Wall Street Zionist hireling his entire adult life: having his daughter convert to Judaism and marry a Jew bankster was an act of Ritual Submission. Also, the (((banksters))) hold c. $400 million of his long-term debt: so long as Trumpenthal obeys, the debt will not be called…and the Zionists have arranged the tax system so he can write off the interest. In effect it’s a $400 million bribe to push the Greater Israel program using ‘Murkan military power.

    as to the upcoming Iran War, the only unknowns are the bloody false flag that will be used to precipitate the massacre, and when the massacre will begin. Hopefully Uncle Schmuel and Israhell will get bloodied as well, but I have no confidance in Iran’s capacity to fight a sustained war against a major power and none at all in Putin coming to the rescue a la Syria; not sure how, but the Zionists seem to have gotten to him as well.

  5. Taras77 says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Not challenging you at all but do you have a source for the $400 mil debt held by banksters-it would make some sense and understanding as to trump’s complete fold to the zionists.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  6. @Taras77

    just do a netsearch re Trump’s personal wealth. Estimates of his (((warehoused))) debt vary from $200 million to $.5 billion. His liquidity @ no more than $150 million: if the debt were called, he would have to sell a large chunk of his real property.

    not that he hasn’t done so before: during the early 1980’s Trump was so broke his (((bankers))) even made him sell his yacht. I remember seeing that floating palace tied up to a dock on the E. side of Manhattan with a big “for sale” sign on it.

    in general, when you control somebody’s debt you control their behavior: in effect, the uncalled debt constitutes both a carrot (bribe) and a sword (potential liquidation).

    that’s how the Jews rule. I’ll just quote the great Meyer Anselm Rothschild yet again:

    “give me control of a country’s money supply and I do not care who the King is: I will rule.”

    and so it has come to pass.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  7. I agree totally that Trump should not have pulled out of the Iran De-Nuclearization Deal and now that he has, that he has no business whatsoever attempting to pressure the European nations into re-instating an oil embargo and sanctions on Iran. I opposed Trump from the day he announced as the con man and judas goat he has been his entire adult life, both professionally and personally. Having said all that, Trump is the President of the United States of America and the leader of the Free World. It is beyond outrageous that the political prostitutes of the globalist elite in Europe should hurl insults and imprecations at the leader of the nation that came to their rescue not once, but twice, from German invasion at a cost of hundreds of thousands of American lives and hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars spent for weapons and military and economic aid during and after both world wars. The European leaders should stand firm against leaving the Iran deal, but they should do so in a polite and deferential manner to the nation that kept them from being conquered by the Soviet Union for 40 years after World War II ended. The Europeans built themselves cradle to the grave welfare states with their tax revenues while the American taxpayers paid for most of Europe’s defense and got few welfare goodies. These continental cretins have little if any appreciation or gratitude for the enormous sacrifices and generosity of the American people in saving them from German and Russian domination. Most of these nations still owe hundreds of billions in loans from both world wars and afterwards; they are deadbeats and chiselers and have paid only a fraction of the total debts they owe the U.S. The only European nations that have acted in good faith and paid off their debts to the U.S. are Britain and Finland. The rest are just parasites and nation traitors who have the nerve to call themselves “America’s allies” while stabbing us in the back. To throw their own words back at them: “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

  8. Momus says:

    You were raised in Iran then?

    The US as the worlds superpower and defender of Western prosperity has a moral obligation to lead the way in preventing an Iranian nuclear capability and regional hegemony.

  9. @Haxo Angmark

    in general, when you control somebody’s debt you control their behavior:

    I sure wish you were around when our very own “Maven” was trying to convince us dumb goyim that “debt is good.”

    But then he claimed a stratospheric IQ, upwards of 260 or so…I think it was 666.

  10. @Speak Truth To Power

    … leader of the Free World.

    There is no free world. Not on this planet, anyway.

    Only the dead are free.

    -Epictitus Sheete, 2018

    • Replies: @mr meener
  11. @Speak Truth To Power

    These continental cretins have little if any appreciation or gratitude for the enormous sacrifices and generosity of the American people in saving them from German and Russian domination.

    You have to be kidding, right? Or is it satire? It sure ain’t de truth!

  12. @Momus

    The US as the worlds superpower and defender of Western prosperity has a moral obligation …

    Western prosperity? You a comedian er sumpin?

    Moral obligation? What do you know about morals or obligations?

  13. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    She was raised in Israel

    • Replies: @Didi
  14. Didi says:

    @anon. If Momus is a US citizen she is the citizen of a local hegemon who has the chutzpah to accuse Iran for striving to be a local hegemon. Freud knew all about this phenomenon.

  15. mr meener says:

    because the demonic death cult jews took it over. so called modern “conservatives” even down to a fat gray beard drunk ALL support Israel more then the US. meanwhile conservatism was founded after WWII to PREVENT intervention

  16. mr meener says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    yes once you up there with the elites the goyim must sacrifice a daughter to the death cult tribe Clinton and gores daughters were given to them also

  17. mr meener says:
    @jacques sheete

    how come the world cant vote for their American “leader” but are under his thumb

  18. mr meener says:

    so I guess you inbred setter raised on stolen land or a member of the death cult evan-genitals waiting for the rupture

  19. As we have just seen with North Korea, Iran’s best survival strategy, short of security guarantees by Russia and China, would be to race to produce a small number of nuclear weapons to deter attacks by the US and Israel.

    Considering the US’s long history of attacking weak defenseless nations, if relatively a backward N. Korea developed nuclear weapons, it appears strange that a much more advanced Iran has failed to do so.

  20. @Heymrguda

    …in many cases, we’re the bad guys


    Name a single one where the US was anything other than the bad guy.

  21. Anonymous [AKA "Ranger 67"] says:

    I know exactly how you feel! I wonder what branch of the military Momus served in, or maybe he is a chickenhawk neocon. Then again, he could be someone like Sheldon Adelson who actually was in the Army, but has stated on more than one occasion he would have rather been in the IDF and that he hopes his two children serve in the IDF.

    There is only one reason Trump might lead us into a war with Iran, and that reason is that such a war would eliminate another rival of you know who!

  22. @Haxo Angmark

    …and none at all in Putin coming to the rescue a la Syria; not sure how, but the Zionists seem to have gotten to him as well.

    Since Putin recently threw in the towel by waving the white flag in Netanyahu’s face this, unfortunately appears to be true. Huge disappointment.

  23. @Speak Truth To Power

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and the leader of the Free World.

    Trump is the president of the United States of America and current puppet of the Zionist-Controlled World

    There – fixed it for you.

  24. Don Bacon says:

    The big reason why Iran has NOT been invaded for years, with “all options on the table” — There are 40,000 US troops, and headquarters and some civilians, at half-a-dozen bases on the western Gulf shore, plus ships at sea, every one of them pre-targeted by Iran’s underground ballistic missiles and movable cruise missiles.

    It’s a new military world and missiles rule, so Iran’s lack of a modern air force is not a problem. Just look at the recent allied aggression against Syria — all missiles. That’s why the US wants to curtail Iran’s ballistic missiles (but it’s too late for that).

    • Replies: @Uncle Sam
  25. Thorby says:

    We have been the bad guys most of our national existence.. Mexican American War the US Army acted as a collection agency for US Banks. During the Civil War the US Army killed over 100,000 southern Americans and raped tens of thousands of southern white and black women.
    Try reading War Is A Racket by USMC Major General Smedley Butler a 2 time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner who declared that every American soldier,sailor,airman and Marine was a thug and a bullyboy for the corporations and banks.
    30 million dead civilians,men,women and children dead at the hands of the US Military since the end of WW2.
    Read Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee if you want to find out how the “good guys” treated the tribal peoples of North America.
    Japan offered to surrender a couple of weeks before we dropped the A-bombs. After we dropped the bombs the Japanese were allowed to surrender on those same terms offered before we dropped the bombs. We mass murdered hundreds of thousands of Japanese as well as several hundred American POW’s to show the Russians what tough homicidal maniacs we were.
    We were NEVER the good guys. US Military today are minions who will murder whomever they are told to murder,including Americans!

  26. Uncle Sam says:
    @Don Bacon

    In this time of antiship cruise missiles, naval surface ships are nothing more than floating coffins. Iran has both subsonic and supersonic antiship cruise missiles with ranges up to several hundred kilometers. These missiles can be fired from land, on water or in the air. That is why the Fifth Fleet is dead meat if we get into a war with Iran. The Iranians also have the supercavitating rocket torpedoes which the Russians gave them and which travel 225 miles per hour under water.

    The American air force would not dare to fly over Iranian air space; it would suffer heavy losses. Its only other option is to use land attack Tomahawk cruise missiles, which the recent experience in Syria has shown to be obsolete. They are subsonic and easy prey for antiaircraft artillery as well as SAMs.

    The American military should give up on the Tomahawk. If they cannot develop a land attack cruise missile which travels at least at Mach 2, they have no chance against a competent military armed with advanced weaponry.

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