Is an Israeli military strike on Iran imminent? By Latheef Farook


Is an Israeli military strike on Iran imminent to destroy its nuclear processing facilities?

One after the other, under one pretext or the other, the United States whose foreign policy is shaped and molded by powerful Jewish lobbies, backed by United Kingdom and Europe, invaded countries in the Middle East and turned the region into a virtual graveyard. 

First it was Afghanistan and then Iraq followed by Libya .Now Syria is turned into a killing field.

Millions of innocent people who led peaceful   life were reduced to penury. Several   million ended up in refugee camps to languish in appalling conditions. Number of tortured and raped will never be known. Millions of families remain torn apart and children were thrown in to streets to grow in lawless environment amidst poverty. Atrocities committed by US and Europe on these countries have ruined several generations to come. Infrastructure destroyed and these almost developed countries have been virtually pushed to Middle Ages.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey

Middle East today is no more the Middle East what it was like little more than two decades ago when the Soviet Union collapsed and Berlin Wall was brought down. All countries which   Israel considered as threat to its existence in one form or other have been destabilized and destroyed?

Who benefitted from this carnage and human misery? Israel emerged as regional super and the corporate conglomerates in the US and Europe such as weapons industry   flourished.

Israel wanted to be the sole superpower in the region. The only obstacle for this today is     Iran. Therefore Iran needs to be destroyed in the same way Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were destroyed.

The events in the recent past disclose that Israel doesn’t fight its wars. Israel gets US and Europe to fight its wars and the Arab dictators to finance. Israel produces hundreds of pretexts and the Jewish control Western media sells these pretexts with manufactured lies.

For example Iraq emerged battle hardened and victorious in its eight year war with Iran in 1988. Israel was alarmed as Iraq’s   experienced armed forces could be used against it. So Israel was all out to destroy the Iraqi war machine.

They set their conspiracy mills in full swing. The result was America tricking Iraq’s     dictator Saddam Hussein to dispatch troops to Kuwait. Encouraged by the US envoy’s conversation in Baghdad Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and precipitated a crisis between Iraq and Kuwait which later involved almost all Gulf. The remaining Arab countries, including Egypt under deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak and Syria under dictator Hafiz Al Assad were bribed and blackmailed   to support a US led coalition for military strikes to evict Iraq i troops from Kuwait.      Saddam Hussein was given more than enough time   to withdraw his troops from Kuwait peacefully and avert a disaster in the region. However he played into the hands of US led invaders when he refused all calls even   in the final hours to withdraw Iraqi troops. The result was not only Iraqi troops in Kuwait were evicted and slaughtered but also caused considerable damage to Iraq and misery to Iraqi   people.  

The war divided the Arab countries, Kuwait turned into a virtual wasteland and all six Gulf countries brought under US security umbrella. Saudi Arabia alone spent between US $ 55 to 60 billion and US-European weapons industry flourished to the detriment of the Arabs in the region.

In an editorial comment Jordan’s Arabic daily Al Dastour said “we knew that this war was inevitable   because Israel was calling for the destruction of Iraq. Reiterating this view then wanted Zionist terrorist turned Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said” if the US failed to destroy Iraq’s armed forces Israel would have to do it on its own, of course at very high cost”.

In the same way Israel today want US and Europe to do its dirty work of destroying Iran and clear the way for it to become the unchallenged super power between India and US.  

However no one in the entire west asked” how can Israel, reported to be possessing around 300 nuclear war heads, calls for military strikes on Iran to destroy its nuclear weapons program? This is the unfortunate reality in the West and the world.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Chanel 10 claimed on August 21 that Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barack are determined to attack Iran before US elections as they believe that Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November. 

However, unlike during the Kuwaiti crisis two decades ago, it appears   America is waking up telling Israel home truths. Perhaps a good omen for humanity.  For example, writing in Ynetnews Attila Somfalvi said;

 Once every few years Israel needs a slap in the face to remember where it stands in the world.   It was US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey who assumed the role of the responsible adult and slapped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the duo orchestrating the national hysteria surrounding the possibility of an attack in Iran.

Israel can "delay but not destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities," he said while sitting next to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who visited Israel a few weeks ago to allay the concerns of the leadership in Israel. 
Dempsey's comments should be taken seriously, as should the stern message conveyed by Panetta, the White House and the American security establishment: If we can't reason with you, the Israelis, we will have to get tough.

The general's remark was not a slip-of-the-tongue. It was a calculated statement from a general of Irish descent and character. His words constituted a slap in Israel's face, a punch in the face, and a kick to the most sensitive part of the body. To be more precise, the US slammed Israel's head against the wall and said: "Shut up. Stop babbling about Iran. Without us there is not much you can do, and don't assume for a second that we are dancing to your tune. You shouldn't do anything stupid, and stop driving the entire world crazy." 

Now think again about the meaning of Dempsey's statement, which was made after months and even years in which Israel was building up its image as an omnipotent power in the Middle East. Dempsey's comments can even be considered earth-shattering: The US, Israel's closest ally and confidante, has decided to bring the Jewish state's leadership to its knees and hurt our exaggerated self-confidence and undermine our deterrence. No less. 

Dempsey was painfully clear. He basically said that Israel should not disregard the opinions of its top security officials, stop the constant chatter on Iran and refrain from any acts that may have an adverse effect on the global economy. The general also meant to tell Israel that it mustn't believe that Netanyahu has any control over the US because he has friends in the Republican Party. Dempsey laid down the facts: Israel is not America, it does not possess the same capabilities, and if Netanyahu and Barak continue wreaking havoc – Israel won’t have America either.  

 bankinmoon  Ahmadinejad
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It will take a while before we will be able to gauge the depth of the current crisis between Israel and the US (and between Netanyahu and Obama). Washington made a strategic decision to show Israel who is the mentor and who is the protégé. The US hit Israel's most sensitive nerve: The pride in its military power. But it appears that the US had no other choice. After weeks of belligerent headlines, President Obama had enough of Netanyahu's inclination to play with fire. We should start getting used to it” thus concluded Attila Somfalvi.

Meanwhile respected American voice of reason and justice Noam Chomsky stated that the  media resound with warnings about a likely Israeli attack on Iran while the U.S. hesitates, keeping open the option of aggression—thus again routinely violating the U.N. Charter, the foundation of international law.

As tensions escalate, eerie echoes of the run-up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are in the air. Feverish U.S. primary campaign rhetoric adds to the drumbeat.

Concerns about “the imminent threat” of Iran are often attributed to the “international community”—code language for U.S. allies. The people of the world, however, tend to see matters rather differently.

The nonaligned countries, a movement with 120 member nations, has vigorously supported Iran’s right to enrich uranium—an opinion shared by the majority of Americans (as surveyed by WorldPublicOpinion.org) before the massive propaganda onslaught of the past two years.

China and Russia oppose U.S. policy on Iran, as does India, which announced that it would disregard U.S. sanctions and increase trade with Iran. Turkey has followed a similar course.

Europeans regard Israel as the greatest threat to world peace. In the Arab world, Iran is disliked but seen as a threat only by a very small minority. Rather, Israel and the U.S. are regarded as the pre-eminent threat. A majority think that the region would be more secure if Iran had nuclear weapons: In Egypt on the eve of the Arab Spring, 90 percent held this opinion, according to Brookings Institution/Zogby International polls.

Western commentary has made much of how the Arab dictators allegedly support the U.S. position on Iran, while ignoring the fact that the vast majority of the population opposes it—a stance too revealing to require comment.

Concerns about Israel’s nuclear arsenal have long been expressed by some observers in the United States as well. Gen. Lee Butler, former head of the U.S. Strategic Command, described Israel’s nuclear weapons as “dangerous in the extreme.” In a U.S. Army journal, Lt. Col. Warner Farr wrote that one “purpose of Israeli nuclear weapons, not often stated, but obvious, is their `use’ on the United States”—presumably to ensure consistent U.S. support for Israeli policies.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s veteran journalist Thalif Deen from united Nations informs from the United Nations that – brushing aside a warning by the Israeli government and rebuffing a campaign by pro-Israeli lobbying groups in the United States, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has decided to visit Iran this week to participate in the summit meeting of the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), described as the world’s largest single political coalition. 

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