The cat and mouse game continues
The cat and mouse game continues
The US – UK – France and Israel again use threatening language
An array of verbal diarrhea has been hitting the headlines in the build up to Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Whitehouse and one such headline came out of the bowels of Israel and written by Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem:
Israel delivers ultimatum to Barack Obama on Iran’s nuclear plans
It went on to say “At Monday’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama the Israeli prime minister will deliver a stark warning.”
What I find so interesting about this statement is the knowledge that Adrian Blomfield was able to glean from dear Netty before his departure……..I would have thought it would have been cheaper to have Mr.Blomfield visit the Whitehouse if he was so well informed!!
His coverage of this visit was clearly a one sided opinion that one would associate with the media in Israel when he stated:
Their relationship, almost from the outset, has been frostier than not, a mutual antipathy palpable in many of their previous encounters.
Two years ago, Barack Obama reportedly left Benjamin Netanyahu to kick his heels in a White House anteroom, a snub delivered to show the president’s irritation over Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank. In May, the Israeli prime minister struck back, publicly scolding his purse-lipped host for the borders he proposed of a future Palestinian state. When the two men meet in Washington on Monday, Mr. Obama will find his guest once more at his most combative. But this time, perhaps as never before, it is the Israeli who has the upper hand.
Hasn’t Israel always had the upper hand when they not only fund political candidates and their parties but also via the likes of AIPAC control congress? The same applies to Britain and France who always have a strong lean towards Israel in fear of their own political future.
The report went on to say: Exuding confidence, Mr. Netanyahu effectively brings with him an ultimatum, demanding that unless the president makes a firm pledge to use US military force to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb, Israel may well take matters into its own hands within months.
The threat is not an idle one. According to sources close to the Israeli security establishment, military planners have concluded that never before has the timing for a unilateral military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities been so auspicious.
Pretty strong wording for an ordinary run of the mill journalist don’t you think?
There was also reference to Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria which to me indicates that any strike or conflict that may take place between the US, Israel, UK and France on Iran will almost certainly include simultaneous attacks on the above three countries.
I also like the threat from Israel that in the event the US does not act, Israel may take matters into their own hands……….this needless to say should be taken with a pinch of salt as Israel does not have the weapons or the aircraft suitable to carry out such attacks on the Iranian nuclear facilities, some of which are deep underground.
The report also made an incredible statement that apparently came from a source close to
Israel’s Defence Chiefs: “As a result some of those opposed to military action have changed their minds. They sense a golden opportunity to strike Iran at a significantly reduced cost.”
From my perspective the comment made “at a significantly reduced cost” is an understatement considering this could lead to major conflict in the entire Middle East, leading to possibly WW3…….not to mention the fact that the entire region will be contaminated with nuclear fallout and millions of radioactive nano particles from the heavy usage of depleted uranium………what cost would the Israeli Government put on that scenario……it would basically mean that once again Israel would be nuking itself as it did during the conflict with Lebanon in 2006 and again in 2008/9 in Gaza………DU does not identify international borders and simply drifts on the wind!!!
It is clear that only the US can head up such an attack on Iran with it specialist weapons that were designed specifically for Iran i.e. the MOP and the MOAB which can only be dropped from US Stealth Bombers.
Firstly we are likely to see yet another “False Flag Incident” and then the usual pack of warmonger and liars – US – UK – France – Israel to joint venture any such attack. The US has already made it clear that it will help Israel with in-flight refueling so there is the evidence of a joint operation and the fact that UK, French and Israeli naval vessels/submarines are already positioned in the Persian Gulf.
By Israel’s own admittance the Fordow Enrichment Plant is buried so deep within a mountain that it is almost certainly beyond the range of Israel’s US- provided GBU-28 and GBU-27 “Bunker Busters……..doesn’t that again prove on the dependence of the US to do the job……….so much for Obama saying that he hopes that Israel will not go it alone……come on Mr. President…..they simply cannot!!
Just to add further bull dust to the statement above, Mr. Panetta, the US Defence Secretary, stated last month that there was a “Strong Likelihood” of Israel launching at attack between April – June this year.
Senior US Officials have publically stated that such an attack would be unwise and premature………our own British Warmonger William Hague, the Foreign Secretary also echoed his sentiments in the same regard.
Hague own words were in the form of a blunt warning issued to Israel that launching a strike against Iran would not be “a wise thing” as worldwide concern over the prospects of a full-blown conflict grew.
Whatever the outcome the US, UK, France and Israel continue to prepare for a possible action and the US boosts is sea and land defences in the Persian Gulf in the light of a possible war with Iran.
As one report put it the Pentagon has begun to take tangible steps to prepare for a possible conflict. Military planners have asked for emergency funding from Congress to address a perceived shortfall in defence capabilities that could undermine the ability of US forces to respond to an Iranian closure of the Strait of Hormuz, the Wall Street Journal quoted American officials as saying.
Gen James Mattis, the head of the US Central Command, has privately informed Congress of his intentions to place mine detection and clearing equipment in and around the Strait and to boost surveillance capabilities in the Gulf.
There are also plans to modify weapons systems on ships that are at present vulnerable to Iranian fast-attack boats, many of which carry anti-ship missiles.
Reflecting Pentagon fears that the US could be sucked into a war by the end of the year, the Central Command told Congress that it wanted the new systems in place by the autumn.
The request comes amid growing speculation that Israel is preparing to launch unilateral military strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities this year. Senior US and British officials have cautioned Israel against such action, urging Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to give tougher Western sanctions against Iran a chance to work. President Barack Obama is expected to emphasise that message when he holds talks with Mr. Netanyahu in Washington.
Perhaps the term getting sucked in could be clarified as it is the US’s own intention to strike Iran at an opportune time!!!
It was William Hague who once again put the cat amongst the pigeons when he said a nuclear Iran could cause a “Cold War” between the states in the Middle East. During an interview with Andrew Marr (BBC) Hague urged against military action but kept the option open.
What Hague does not realise is the fact that the “Cold War” has never ended and our government along with the US supported a missile shield around Russia and exactly what he means by a “Cold War” is not clear…….one can only assume an increase in arms by all those in the Arab League who support the US and my question would be where will the arms come from…….obviously the west!!
The final words obviously I will leave to that of Obama when he said “I’m not bluffing on military action against Iran.” He warned that military action could be used to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
The term “God Bless America” is slowly becoming a pain in the butt as the citizens of the US now understand the permanent war game they are playing……..it is only time before people will take to the street of the US in mass to protest at their “Aggressive Foreign Policy”…….not to mention the citizens of the UK and France who already know their game plan!!
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 4/3/2012