Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/how-serious-are-israels-latest-war-threats-against-iran-mayadeen-report/
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KCG_PXlOLI
A recent Al Mayadeen TV news report questioning the seriousness of Israel’s recent, almost non-stop war threats against Iran.
Source: Al Mayadeen Channel (YouTube)
Date: December 29, 2021
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Israel – with its government, military and security establishment – sleeps while dressed with its military attire, ever since the (Iran) nuclear negotiations were set to launch in Vienna. Its government ministries and spokesmen, along with its high-ranking military figures, have been transmitting a non-stop series of (potential) Iran war scenarios . Not a single day passes anymore without Israel issuing threats against Iran, politically and militarily, as if the war is to take place tomorrow.
Israelis know very well that Iran’s capabilities today are (totally) different than in previous years, and they (very well know) that (Iran) has alongside it a huge axis that stretches from Yemen to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and most importantly Palestine. Furthermore, the Israelis know very well that Iran’s military capabilities do not exist to be stored away, for they witnessed Iran in the (Persian) Gulf pursuing and warning off American and British warships, rather even landing (its troops on ships) and liberating vessels, and striking American bases in Iraq.
Similarly, such is the case for (Iran’s) allies in Yemen who have proven their capabilities in the battlefield, and who reaffirm every day their readiness to defend Palestine and its people. Likewise in Lebanon, where its resistance succeeded in liberating (Lebanese) land and in forcing the (Israeli) occupation to ‘stand on a leg and a half’ more than once. Likewise in Syria and its victories, and in Iraq with its powerful Hashed (al-Shaabi). As for Palestine, the (recent) Sword of al-Quds (Battle) speaks volumes, (not to mention) the youths of al-Quds and the (West) Bank who produce new epics every day.
‘Israel attacking Iran is like one who hits his head against the wall’, this is what the former (Israeli) Minister of Justice Daniel Friedmann thought of the (Israeli) threats (against Iran). (Friedmann argues) that Israel lacks the (necessary) readiness to be struck with one thousand missiles per day, and that it would be better for (Israel) to continue burying its head in the sand.
In addition to the (non-stop) statements and psychological warfare (tactics) against Iran, a large number of officials well aware of Israel’s military capabilities believe that it is not certain whether the (Israeli) Air Force is capable of destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities, at least not in the coming years.
look at geography and nothing else.
israel today is no more than the duchy of fenwick without the style and good humor of peter sellers
I actually doubt whether in a war between the US/Israel and Iran that Iran would devote “a thousand missiles a day” to Israel. I suspect Iran would rather devote those missiles to attacking US facilities in the region which are many times a greater threat than the few Israeli missiles and aircraft that might approach Iran. Nonetheless, I am sure Iran will devote a significant number of missiles to Iran – and Saudi Arabia.
In any event, until Hezbollah is somehow de-fanged – which Israel can not do by itself without suffering huge casualties and having its population in bomb shelters 24×7 for months – Israel can not afford a war with Iran. Hezbollah is the one with the ability to drop hundreds of missiles a day on Israel.
So all the recent threats are just attempts to push the US to striking Iran and to put pressure on the Vienna talks so the US doesn’t return to the JCPOA (which it won’t, anyway, because Biden never intended to.)
Sooner or later, there will be a war between the US and Iran. History shows that countries with this much animosity usually end up in war. But Israel’s part in it will not be relevant to the outcome. The outcome will be much destruction of Iran’s civilian infrastructure and many casualties – but in the end, the US will lose, Iran will remain standing, and Israel and its devotees in the US will have failed.
“Sooner or later, there will be a war between the US and Iran.”
Excuse me for asking but where have you been the last 40 years? The US did wage full-scale war on the Islamic Republic of Iran for 8 years and lost. Yes they used theircriminal puppet Saddam to wage the war and got the Saudis to pay for it. And that was because they knew Iran we’ll fight back. You know, they don’t like to die.
Iran was literally surrounded 360°. Every world power weaponized Saddam including the US, the Soviet Union and China to say nothing of Germany and England giving him chemical and biological weapons. Iran could not even purchase barbed wire! And still the US lost.
Today Iran is at least 100 times more powerful than in 1980 when the US launched all out War on Iran and her people and lost.
It is true that the anglo-zionists committed horrendous crimes and atrocities in Iraq Afghanistan Syria Libya and elsewhere. But they do not consider any of these a prize. As the neo-fascists in the Beltway have been saying “real men go to Tehran.” And do you know why they have not gone to Tehran? Because they know all about Persian hospitality.
Happy New Year 💃 سال نو مبارک
Ali, right! Britain and U$A have been at war with Iran ever since Dr.Mossadeq declared Persian oil belongs to the Persian nation. U$/UK wanted Persian oil to belong to The **British** Persian Oil Company (now known as BP) with a half share to His Majesty’s Government.
‘Real men’ go to Tehran……best joke of a young New Year…..thanks Ali.
Ali RSH, he’s been thinking of US eventual war with Iran at least since 2003 that I know of. We have argued this many times if US could directly attack Iran without existential consequences she would have done so 40 years ago, or at least since the fall of USSR ( when real animosity with a regional challenger meaning Iran started due to US world view of total dominance after the fall of USSR) Nevertheless RSH like most Americans think of war theater like a shooting arcade, for Americans nobody else is stronger than Rambo not even after they got their asses handed to them by Taliban without any real heavy warfare armament. In this case, neocons they know/ learned that the real man ( like Sardar Sulimani ) are already in Tehran.
Iranian revolution was essentially an anti western imperialistic hegemony on Muslim nations, it was focused to unify Muslims against hegemony by west including USSR which in Muslim eyes was of the same strategy and essence with different tactics.
In the begging base on Gorge Ball theory of Green Belt the Soviets thought the resolution is part of green belt tactics by Americans to soften and destabilized the soviets Muslim republics, so they eventually regime changed and attacked Afghanistan to protect their under belly from effects of the Iranian revolution on their Muslim republics. American knew Iranian revolution is essentially anti western hegemony but they were scared that the Muslim unity wave may eventually destabilize their milking Arab cows. As matter of fact they did everything they could including negotiations, coup, attack, sanctions etc. to reverse and or stop the revolution to just inside Iran, non worked, eventually the green lighted Saddam to attack and invade Iran, but that made the spread of the Iranian revolution to just unify the Shia areas of Western Asia. Before the fall of USSR, American were careful not to push Iran so far as it may fall or be shifted to the soviet blocks. Therefore destabilizing sanctions, direct threats including nuclear issues became a tool after the fall of USSR and when US no longer accepted independent states (full spectrum dominance) which is beginning of Clinton/Israeli dominance of US regime , and the D’AMATO sanctions.
US could have attacked Iran then (at Irans weakest point) but luckily she was too busy reshaping Europe and limiting a possible rise of Russia. IMO, China and Iran correctly used this space/ opportunity to rise and become the powers they are.
Happy New year
Threaten threaten, Bomb bomb , Steal steal, Kill kill doesn’t endear you to most of the planet’s inhabitants. Best false flag operators and could do better given a bigger slice of America’s War Chest. Mossad are on the frontline in Ukraine, NE Syria, Iraq, Yemen, all unwinnable and in retreat = DESPERATE.
Everyone has a YINNON Plan until they get a punch in the face – Mike Tyson
It seems we have a case of the two missing peoples
The king of Israel not arriving on time is only a surprise to the Israel’s.
But the Queen of Iran being proved missing here in the states, well that is grounds for war.
No one defends their beliefs so loudly, as the guilty.
About a dozen years ago I received an urgen email from a lady in U$A asking: “Is Israel going to bomb Iran?”. To which I replied: “Is the fly going to bomb the buffalo?”.
Last night, New Year’s Eve, I got together with my family around the world to sing: “We’ll drink a cup of kindness yet, for days of Old Long Since”.
Every new year, Zionazis get together around the world to sing: “Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran”.
They remind me of the old Arab story about the guy who keeps shouting, “Let me at him! Stop holding me back!”
But no one is holding him back.
May I remind readers that Israel is the only country carrying nuclear weapons in the ME. All of them illegal, and none of them under supervision by the UN Atomic Energy Authority. That’s real Chutzpah.
[Every new year, Zionazis get together around the world to sing: “Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran”]
These criminals cannot attack Iran, thus, zionist liars, instead, attacked Gaza with the excuse that there was
missile attack into the Mediterranean sea with no damage, therefore “Israela retaliated and bombed Gaza.”
The media has no shame to repeat these lies and feed the US gullible people with these LIES. Israel should be bombed to end human tragedy. People of the world are fed up and want a real ‘hollow’, not a FAKE one that has been used to C$sh into the Tribe’s pockets, to put these criminals on their proper place. How many years of attacks the Iranian people can take in? It is the time to put the same pressure on the Jewish mafia and its stooges in Washington and elsewhere to bring peace.
If Iran and the axis are so strong isn’t it about time then for then to bitch-slap Israel so that they stop the aggressions, murders, cyber attacks etcetc?
When Israel gets beaten up, the whole West gets really really angry!
What does the Jewish state actually feel threatened by? From the demand for legal equality? Or from losing its status that puts it above the other states and populations?
No. Iran should resort to unconventional warfare (cyber attacks, missile attacks through proxies etc.) until the Zionists mount a direct assault against Iranian territory or its assets.
It gives Iran the moral high ground.
All of this will never stop as long as the USD has world reserve currency status. Whether it’s Iran, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq or Taiwan all the USA has to do is print more money for the MIC or bribe the elites in those countries or pay NGOs to infiltrate their society or pay the CIA for a color revolution or pay mercenaries, etc.
Until Russian and China stop the USD, the USA will basically be able to do whatever it wants. Pay people with fiat currency to kill each other without USA losing any men or very few. Unfortunately, that’s the sad situation we find ourselves with today. May God help us.
90% psych warfare / 10% real, or even 75 / 25
I agree with the balance of the reasoning but I would not discount the power of decades of whipping up both Israelis and Americans into believing that Iran is worse and more dangerous than Nazi German in 1943. Also add into the mix that no matter what Israel does, they get support from the U.S.
Yes, the leadership understands that a limited attack is a bad idea but I bet they are trying to wargame out a deadly attack that Iran cannot respond to. Something like a big conventional attack with one demo nuclear strike, most likely at Natanz with a not so subtle message that if Iran responds they will go full war criminal with another nuclear strike.
BTW this is a war crime but I would not discount the impact of decades of the U.S. enabling Israeli aggression on the psyche of both countries. Of course I hope I am wrong but I wish there were decent people in the U.S. trying to talk them down from the ledge.
The greatest and perhaps only (excluding KSA) pressure for the US to attack Iran comes from Israel. Therefore a major deterrent for such an attack by the USA is this very real threat of Iran to rain “1,000 missiles a day” a day on Israel.
In fact this was the general point of the recent Iranian map of Israel with the measles-like rash.
AIPAC is going into overdrive in the US.
“Two weeks ago the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), widely reckoned to be the largest and most powerful component of the Jewish state’s lobby, declared that it will now begin directly funding political candidates who are perceived as pro-Israel. Up until now, AIPAC has preferred to operate somewhat in the shadows, representing itself as a organization that is in part “educational” to justify its 501(c)3 tax exempt status which it uses to send all new congressmen on propaganda trips to Israel.”
“The new structure will consist of a regular political action committee (PAC) able to contribute $5,000 maximum donations to identified candidates per race, and a super PAC, which can raise unlimited money for an individual candidate. AIPAC PAC will be the name of the regular PAC, while the super PAC has not yet received a label.”
Going fully open i) shows how desperate they are to get the US to attack Iran and ii) how confident they about about their own impunity.
Hallucinate on AIPAC! Waste your strength pointlessly. The truth is, zionistan-in-Palestine has hitched its waggon to the wrong star. The Anglozionist empire is in terminal decline, and once it’s gone fully into its very own collapse-of-USSR time, zionistan is going to be naked, alone and non-viable. Eventually Greater Palestine will prevail, and the jewish people living within its borders will drop their ‘chosen people with a god-given homeland’ bollocks, and make peace with and consent to live in neighbourliness with their fellow Palestinians: one Levanter, one vote.
Either that or they’ll go into long exile again, living dispersed in other peoples’ countries, as before. (The Russians have a nice little territory in Eastern Siberia that could still be a homeland for jews – so long as they consent to be standard-issue, non-trouble-making Russian Federation citizens, as the Chechens have now decided to do. Since so many of the zionistanis came from Russia recently, that shouldn’t be so hard.)
Zionism is on the skids. The illicit nukes couldn’t be more irrelevant. Try throwing them about, zios, and watch the world starve you into submission. Whilst Iran and Hezbollah reduce your illicit colony in the Levant to terminal rubble.
Speaking of Iran, the anniversary of the American state-sponsored assassination of General Qassem Soleimani is approaching.
Iran has issued a brief stating that 6 nations were involved in this murder: 3 from outside the Middle East and 3 within the Middle East. 120 individuals were involved in the assassination. And the the majority of guilty people are Americans.
This report also states that Iran will issue arrest warrants for those people guilty of this murder … including Donald J. Trump himself.
Iran: Three Countries in West Asia Involved in Assassination of General Qassem Soleimani
It’s a ruse. A distraction and excuse to get more money/military aid and from military equipment (for free) from the USA.
Israel just got FREE 12 Lockheed Martin CH-53K King Stallion helicopters and two additional Boeing Co KC-46 refueling aircraft From the USA Congress, as an gift . An appeasement so why should they stop whining about Iran as a threat?
The total price of the deal is estimated at around USD $3.1 billion.
Stupid American taxpayer hoodwinked every time.
Take out Isreal, we’ll have the British and Americans and other cannon fodder europeon countries to watch out for.. Take out Britain and America and you’ll see how fast isreal will disintegrate.and how fast the Europeans change their ways… Iran China and Russia must realise Isreal is the hand of the beast cutting the hand will only resort in ur country being struck by nukes first.. Hit the heart Washington and London and see how fast change.
The head of the serpent is the perfidious Albion
One has to look at the current world situation from many angles:
1. Unpayable global debt $295 trillion (govt, corporations, consumers and financial institutions). Only solution it to print away which has been done for 50 years since depegging of USDollar from Gold. Now inflation is raging not just in China but in the land of reserve currency. There is no solution but continue printing and this is going to lead to higher inflation and social instability in the US, EU and China, as well as densely populated countries like Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Turkey, etc.
Catch-22 for central banks in US, EU, UK, Japan. They can’t raise interest rates because the entire economic system is built on debt. If the Fed, BOE, EU raise interest rate by 1-2% the entire global financial system implodes. Also, don’t forget $600 trillion derivatives market. Besides 1-2% rise in interest rates is not going to do anything to combat inflation, which is happening not just because mlof money printing but supply chain disruptions due to Covid.
The only solution is start a big war and blame the financial collapse on the war rather than the international bankers, who created the biggest credit bubble in history in the first place.
2. Israel has a messianic mission to expand its border from Euphrates to Nile (the two blue lines on its flag)…regardless of whether it achieves that goal. It’s a suicidal attempt by Israel.
3. America needs a big war to deflect blame on imploding economy but for the MIC to continue spewing out war equipment, and also to deflect attention from internal civil war to an external enemy…which Israel has also done for many years.
4. This war will be big and quick due to missiles technology, and there will be no winners. Middle-East will be in ruins, and even big powers will be levelled except Russia.
5. After a huge human toll we will be humbled to ask God Almighty for help. Then Imam Mehdi (may God Almighty be pleased with him,
Amen) will unite the Muslims and later (7-8 years) Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and bring them to worship God Almighty and not to worship him.
6. This Fourth Turning will be biblical. Only God Almighty knows best.
Lacking in your list : the MAD doctrine.
That alone cancel your whole argument.
Nature teaches us that the more a dog barks, the less chance there is of attacking.