Israel is seriously considering launching an attack inside Syria to crush the Iranian Quds force. Israel is considering President Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from Iran nuclear deal as an invitation for aggression against Syria. President Trump has so far provided a blanket support to the Israeli government. The U.S is also moving its embassy to Jerusalem to give legitimacy to the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem.
The Trump administration is not showing any concerns at the aggressive and provocative actions taken by Israel against Palestinians and Syria. Israel feels confident to continue genocide of Palestinian youth. America is not concerned at a possible war between Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon.
The Israeli media is beating the drums of war. One article after the other is appearing on the print media supporting the war. One such article written by Harel titled, “The Iranian Threat Changed Locations.” Harel claimed that in the future Israel will find itself in a confrontation (will, not might) with Iran. Though Israel still thinks of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah as the enemy, writes Harel, in fact, the real enemy is General Qasim Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force—a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations. In other words, war with Iran is inevitable.
Another article written in Ynet by a leading military expert Ron Ben-Yishai describes a scenario in which, Israel will be faced with an Iranian threat on two fronts, Syria and Lebanon, and will be forced to attack and destroy them both. The Iranian presence in the Syrian and Lebanese soil will present a strategic threat to Israel and will force Israel to start a war. Ben-Yishai reminds the readers that Israel always makes good on its threats and therefore the Russians and the Iranians would do well to calculate their moves in Syria.
An editorial by leading daily Haaretz claims that the real threat from Iran is an attack by Iranian forces in Syria using conventional weapons. Israel must engage in an all-out war against Iran in order to thwart its attempts to establish itself militarily in Syria and pose a strategic threat to Israel. Ron Ben-Yishai wrote another article in Ynet titled: “A looming Danger in the North, Netanyahu must pressure Trump.” “The new reality in Syria demands new strategic and tactical thinking, in order to determine how to prevent Syria from becoming an Iranian satellite.”
On May 5, 2018, Ynet published a report titled, “Tensions in the North, Israel attacked Iranian missiles prepared for launch.” The report went on to say the Israeli army; the IDF had detected “unconventional Iranian movement” and had instructed Israeli settlers living in the occupied Golan Heights to prepare the bomb shelters. IDF also claimed that loud explosions were heard south of Damascus. It goes on to say that one may conclude that Iranian forces are making attempts to fire missiles towards Israeli targets.
The common demand across the spectrum of Israeli news outlets is for war in Syria supposedly to thwart an Iranian threat.
Israeli media and government officials are using the fear factor to prepare people of Israel for another war. When CNN asked Netanyahu about the existence of nuclear weapons in Israel, he did not confirm or deny the existence of nuclear weapons in Israeli arsenals but he did go on to say Iran lied and that it is threatening to annihilate the state of Israel.
Let us focus on the threat of annihilation Israel claims it fears from Iran. Iran has thus far attacked no one. Israel, however, has not threatened but rather exercised the annihilation of another country, Palestine, and is in the midst of a campaign to annihilate the culture, history, and the very existence of the Palestinian people. Israel engaged in actual annihilation, not a threat but real genocide and ethnic cleansing, yet it is spreading rumours of a threat to itself from Iran.
Israel has the most powerful military in the Middle East and also the nuclear weapons. No country in the Middle East really poses a serious military threat to Israel. America, the strongest country on the earth is firmly behind Israel and provides it both military and financial assistance.
The supposed threat to Israel is a lie and being used to launch attacks on Palestinians, Hezbollah, and Syria. Israel must stop its aggression and brutal use of force against unarmed young Palestinians. Israel must not be allowed to further destabilise the Middle East region. Israel is preparing to start a new war to achieve its strategic objectives and goals.
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17 July, 2019