Cocky Netanyahu before US Congress:
"If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee that it will have enormous reverberations on the region. And I think that the people sitting right next door, in Iran, young people, will say that the time for such regimes, such despots, is gone. Something new is happening."
Er, Mister Netanyahu, was that a money-back guarantee by any chance?
I had shown before right here on May 18, 2019 at New Silk Strategies that Israel had admitted it wants to drag the US into its war on Iran.
As far as I know, no one in the msm and no blogger picked up the story. I am not trying to grab the limelight. I stumbled upon this Israeli op-ed by accident. Like in the old Peter Sellers movie “Being There,” I was just there. But I saw the danger in what I was reading. It was crystal clear that Israel – the Middle East nation with 300 nukes – was going to try its best to push the US into war, because it said so, in black and white. Israel, the warlike country with 300 nukes, admitted it wanted to punish non-nuclear Iran for even thinking about developing a nuclear bomb. Even though Iran had signed an agreement with multiple countries not to develop a nuke under a verifiable regime, and Israel friend Donald Trump pulled out of the agreement without cause, to the delight of the ultra-right in Tel Aviv, thereby giving rise to this current crisis. So of course, all of this is Iran’s fault and the whole world needs to punish that evil country for trying to defend itself. Right?
As I reported here on May 18, Israeli Major General Yaakov Amidror brazenly wrote in his op-ed at TV7israelnews in March 2019, scarcely 3 months ago that:
Israel must “win the struggle” against Iran “one way or the other” and
“Israel must enlist a reluctant US to take an active part in operations alongside it, and not only as a supportive observer from the sidelines.” [my highlighting]
In the past, anyone who stated that Israel was behind US wars in the Muslim world was instantly flagged as anti-Semitic and was tarred with the smelliest brush in the box – before he had a chance to defend himself or continue exposing the Israeli military for its role in creating war and chaos in the Middle East.
And this despite the fact that prior to the disastrous Iraq war, Netanyahu spent 2 hours haranguing the US Congress to sell that war. Specifically, Amidror had said in his op-ed at TV7israelnews.
“Israel’s opposition to Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Lebanon is twofold: To prevent Iran from building a beachhead against Israel through its proxies on Israel’s borders, and to impede development of Iran’s nuclear and long-range missile capabilities. Israel is absolutely determined and prepared to act forcefully against Iran, which could lead to a full-scale war. Israel must win this struggle against Iran, one way or another.”
And so far, Amidror’s scheme is working. Israel has, “one way or the other,” enlisted the willing assistance of Lindsay Graham to pressure Trump into war. Graham blared out his overbearing statement on national TV, and at realclearpolitics, the headline reads:
“Graham: If Iran gets away with anything else, it is a signal to the world That Trump is ‘all talk’"
With these offensive words, aimed at a fellow Republican colleague, Graham has pushed Trump into a corner and Trump now has to act. Or do nothing and take it on the jaw.
Interestingly, Graham then said “If they do anything else against an American asset and this president doesn't respond like Ronald Reagan, that's a signal to North Korea and the entire world we're all talk.” Graham forgets that N. Korea already is working on developing a nuke, already seeing Trump as all talk. Further, though the US public may have forgotten, Reagan never started a war with or attacked a militarily powerful nation, even when provoked. For example, he did nothing when the Soviets shot down US commercial flight 007 over Kamchatka in 1983. Unlike Trump. Reagan did not make threats against the USSR at that time, nothing. He let if blow over. And no one dared question his authority – the whining mouse from S. Carolina wouldn’t have dared.
I am not going to stick my neck out and suggest that Mossad or the CIA was behind those attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf (though Israel has the assets to carry out such an attack and has a history of false flags). I will only say that Iran had no motive whatsoever unless they are really stupid or crazy, though maybe they are. But it is a mark against the US that Pompeo and Bolton so quickly accused Iran of perpetrating those attacks before an investigation could be performed, when it was abundantly clear that Israel was the one itching for war “one way or another” in its own words! Who had the motive? Cui bono? Yet, the known war mongers (including known Iranophobe John Bolton) in Trump’s cabinet quickly pointed the finger at Iran in an attempt to trap Trump into attacking Iran, a move that would greatly endanger his chances of re-election in 2020.
Now that the senator has indirectly pointed his dainty finger and accused the president of being weak, it will be interesting to see what happens next.
As Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said after the attacks and the swift US accusations: “suspicious doesn’t begin to describe what happened.”
So now I have a question for the US public:
Did you learn a lesson from the phony narrative of the WMDs in Iraq that no one has been able to find? Or are you about to fall into another trap that could lead to a war three times as costly as that one?