Israel Prepares To, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran?
“We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war.” The above is excerpted from the blunt and direct statement in a very recent memo written by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) here in the United States
Is Third World War about to begin?
When will Israel bomb Iran and lead the world into a conflagration inferno and World War? When seems to be the only unanswered question, and not if Israel will bomb Iran. Planners of the proposed attacks on Iran are deluded in their beliefs that such attacks will come to pass without consequences! This sorts of thinking is based on an equally delusional and illogical that Arabs and Persians are deeply suspicious and distrustful of Iranian suzerainty, and so, they would conspire, connive, collude with attackers of Iran.
According to widely published and well circulated reports, Israel has named the nation of Iran as most probable epicenter of threat to Israelis very existence. Israel has therefore, scheduled Iran as a target unprovoked attacks, which Israel embellishes as preemptive strike against an existential threat; Iran is as such the designated ground zero of a forthcoming World War.
In articles to be published by Atlantic Monthly Magazine in September 2010, detailed plans were revealed variously by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic, Lew Brown and others elsewhere. “There's a "better than 50% chance" that Israel will bomb Iran's suspected nuclear facilities within a year, writes Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic.” An unprovoked attacks on Iran by Israel is contrary to Israel's, America's and the world's best interests, long term.
Jeffrey Goldberg “reached the conclusion after interviews with dozens of current and former high-ranking Israeli officials, including Benjamin Netanyahu, and doesn't think it's mere rhetoric. He lays out the most plausible scenario along with the potentially cataclysmic consequences—"it will dwarf Afghanistan in significance and complexity"—in his lengthy analysis.”
“Goldberg says this is more likely: "One day next spring, the Israeli national-security adviser, Uzi Arad, and the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, will simultaneously telephone their counterparts at the White House and the Pentagon, to inform them that their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has just ordered roughly one hundred F-15Es, F-16Is, F-16Cs, and other aircraft of the Israeli air force to fly east toward Iran."
And why should the world believe that America is an honest peace broker between Israel and its neighbors, particularly Palestine? Only a fool, a blind and deaf and dumb, it is, who fails to connect the arming of Israel with Israel's arrogance and military power drunkenness. Israel is armed to the teeth in the most lopsided and disproportionate way in relation to its Arab and Persian neighbors, hence Israel is unwilling to negotiate and achieve through peace, what it can extort and procure through military force and obtain by wars! This is the factual evidence history of the intractable conflict between Israel on the one hand, and Palestine, all Arabs and Persians on the other hand; And now, Ehud Barak meet Barack Obama, win-win for Israel?
A group which calls itself Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, or VIPS, led by Ray McGovern, Larry Johnson, Patrick Lang, Colleen Rowley, and others, have alerted the world amidst these boast and beating of the chest by Israel and its American supporters. In a document titled a “Memorandum for President” with subject matter as “War With Iran” VIPS described as insane the attack against Iran as being contemplated openly by Israel.
VIPS wrote in the memo inter alia “We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war.” “Israel's leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel.” This is cynical manipulation of America by Israel and its supporters.
The obvious reasons being the apocalyptic and cataclysmic consequences of such an insane attack. The conception is insane and its execution will unleash biblical end-time catastrophes.
The fact is that a precipitous attack against Iran by Israel will quite likely lead the world to a precipice. This could be the onset of Third World War. Israel, the United States and their enabler Arab nations are about to inflict a major conflict of global proportions on all of us. Israel, the United States with some Arabs are overconfident that an attack on Iran, through an Israel invasion, would only be a limited war with precision weapons with which they will surgically bomb Iranian nuclear capabilities to smithereens!
In another article in connection with the reckless and irresponsible campaign for military attacks and invasion of Iran by Americans, Lew Brown echoed feelings which are shared by many; he wrote, “The Headline reads as some variation of: John Bolton (former US Envoy to the United Nations) Says that Israel has until the end of the week to bomb Iran.”
“A former U.S. official, no matter how poorly groomed or insane, calling for an act of way between two sovereign nations IS news-but not of the “Holy crap it's the end of the world” variety—Unless you are an Iranian, of course.”
“The real news here is that Bolton is still acting as a lightening rod for increasing the scope of death and destruction in the Middle East. Preparations for the destruction of Iran have been going on for some time, continuing even up to today with the sale of F-35 Fighter Jets, Joint exercises with U.S. Marines and a now longstanding game plan for the destabilization and control of the Middle East with Israel at the center of power.”
So a former U.S. official and a “news” organization notorious for promoting an extremist position calling directly for Israel to strike Iran might not seem surprising or significant. Or it may seem criminal.�
It is clear from these rather careless talk about bombing Iran, that some are intent and adamant at leading the Persian Gulf, the Middle East, and in effect, the entire world into a conflagration inferno. This lose talk about a surgical air strike against Iran, a lose talk which does not anticipate dire consequences, debacles, quagmires and even a World War, is pure lunacy on the part of those contemplating it!
We have been this way before, or have we not? American troops were supposed to be met with throngs and throngs of Iraqis dancing in the streets and throwing flower petals at the feet of American troops. Americans were assured that American troops will be hailed as heroes and liberators of Iraqi people. The invasion and occupation of Iraq was supposed to be precise and very brief. There were supposed to be mopping up operations one month after March 2003. Seven years have since elapsed.
This will be Mr. Obama's war. Every dog is supposed to have its day. Perhaps a foreign war will stimulate the American economy or merely ingratiate defense contractors? Another war could also become a hydra headed quagmire and the last straw on the back of an empire already overextended financially and militarily?
All observant orthodox optimists are almost certain Israel will attack, strike and invade Iran sooner than later. And there are now spreading far and wide, louder and louder talk at dinner tables and even at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's birthday party recently!
America and Israel are of course advertises their democratic credentials ceaselessly, while simultaneously engaging in direct invasions and occupation and interventions and interferences in the affairs of sovereign nations, violating the territorial integrity of political independent states. America and Israel are both known for undermining other nations in Arabia and Persia. America's CIA in cahoots with British MI5 subverted and overthrew a democratically elected government of Iran in 1953, while Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq, and in his place, a theocratic-autocratic Shah of Iran was installed as a puppet and pseudo monarch of western nation. Israel bombed Iraq in 1980s, Israel has attacked Lebanon, Syria, Egypt etc. America is still bogged down in Iraq.
America has a terrible legacy in Arabia and Persia. It is the United States, which subverted Iranian democracy, through a shortsighted unreasoned policy of expediency in 1953 and as result, created a Frankenstein Monster in Iran, and indeed, the entire Middle East with focus on the Persian Gulf.
“In 1953, Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq was overthrown by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-organized coup, in what has been called "a crucial turning point both in Iran's modern history and in U.S. Iran relations." Many Iranians argue that "the 1953 coup and the extensive U.S. support for the shah in subsequent years were largely responsible for the shah's arbitrary rule," which lead to the "deeply anti-American character" of the 1979 revolution”
“Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq began nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC). Established by the British in the early 20th century, the company shared profits (85% for Britain, and 15% for Iran), but the company withheld their financial records from the Iranian government.”
“By 1951, Iranians supported nationalization of the AIOC, and Parliament unanimously agreed to nationalize its holding of, what was at the time, the British Empire's largest company. The British retaliated with an embargo on Iranian oil, which was supported by international oil companies. Over the following months, negotiations over control and compensation for the oil were deadlocked, and Iran's economy deteriorated.”
..“The United States helped destabilize Mosaddeq on the theory that "rising internal tensions and continued deterioration ... might lead to a breakdown of government authority and open the way for at least a gradual assumption of control" Iran's well organized Tudeh communist party. In spring and summer 1953, the United States and Britain, through a covert operation of the CIA called Operation Ajax, conducted from the American Embassy in Tehran, helped organize a coup d'état to overthrow the Moussadeq government. The operation initially failed, and the Shah fled to Italy, but a second attempt succeeded, and Mosaddeq was imprisoned.”
This myopic and shortsighted American policy have been explained as just a matter of “geostrategic considerations, rather than a desire to destroy Mosaddeq's movement, to establish a dictatorship in Iran or to gain control over Iran's oil, that persuaded U.S. officials to undertake the coup”
As a result, U.S. role in orchestrating the coup and subversion of democracy in Iran in the 1953, and the perpetuation of a dictatorship headed by the Shah, many Iranians took the coup and the tyranny in its aftermath as evidence of a dramatic shift in American policy towards Iran, a shift in favor of autocracy and against democracy, the people or the electorate of Iran. The United States and Britain, for their purposes, overthrew a democracy, supported a tyrant and thereby undermined the will of the people of Iran. And the seed of anti Americanism was sown in Iran and it has, since then thrived on fertile soil of nationalism and religious extremism.
America supported Iraq and through Iraq, fought a proxy war against Iran in 1980s for almost ten years. The world is being told that Iran as a sovereign independent nation with territorial integrity, Iran is not entitled to self defense and deterrence! Even in the face of well publicized Israel's stockpile of nuclear war heads! Arab nations, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, are said to have acquiesced. These Arab nations are forever pliable to extremes by the United States. Additionally, they are jealous of Iran's nuclear ambitions and Iran's desire to be at the head of the table in matters concerning Arab and Persian worlds.
There are loud arrogant giddy-gloating discussions now going on about Israel's plans to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities and installations. And usually reliable sources insist that the United States is a willing accomplice, with nods and winks to Israel's planned invasion and bombing of Iran. The fact of the matter is that Israel is an atom-nuclear weapons power through what Israel has maintained as “strategic ambiguity” a nonsensical and oxymoronic absurdity, if ever there was one! Israel openly defies the world and the United Nations regime of nonproliferation. But meanwhile, America leads the world in pretending that Iran is really the problem in the Middle East. Iran is being urged to hamstrung itself an be in a sort of unilateral disarmament, while Israel is allowed to retain and increase its stockpiles of atom-nuclear weapons in warheads, missiles etc. Iran nuclear success will bring a balance of terror or create the so-called mutually assured destruction deterrence regime of détente
The sad thing is that a majority of Arab political leaderships are undemocratic, autocratic and operates tyrannical theocracy, with support, encouragement and tacit approval of America, Britain and the entire western world. It is rarely the case that western governments make public argument for democracy, the rule of law, human rights, due process etc and elections when it concerns Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Kuwait etc meanwhile, western nations have demonstrated a burning and searing desire to dictate political outcomes in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iran etc. Western governments are blinded to the ills of the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait etc because these Arab governments are malleable-pliable to the whims and caprices of western governments. A majority of the governments in Arab and Persian nations are mere puppets on western strings.
In the circumstances, Iran remains the sole obstacle and the lone holdout against American and western nations takeover of control of Arab and Persian nations, hence the singular focus to decimate Iran. Iran is the next logical step in the obstacle course against Israel, American and western interests which will be served in an unmitigated manner, as soon as Iran is out of the way. Iran remains the only bulwark against western hegemony in Arabian and Persian Gulf region.
The elimination and domination of Iran will leave Israel as the sole “superpower” in the Middle East and that, will leave America interests and those its allies unhindered and unfettered.
Israel with American winks and nods are probably engaged is costly miscalculations in their delusional beliefs that Iran will be a walkover or a walk-in-the park attack, akin to, and essentially a replay of the unreeled attacks against Iraqi nuclear facilities in 1981. Israel and America etc are once again about to ignore unintended consequences of arrogant actions.
Iran will be attacked, Israel and America calculates that the current Iranian political leadership will be replaced or bedeviled with internal crisis and implosion, this is the crescendo of permutations by Israel and its supporter, if all things go as planned, or if all things are equal,; In the alternative, a hydra-headed Frankenstein will be born! And humanity will be worse for it, thanks to Israel and the United States?