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Israel wants US to adopt military-first option with Iran

MEMO | December 6, 2021

With the newly-resumed Iran nuclear deal negotiations in the balance in Vienna, a bellicose Israel is urging the US to take military action. Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Mossad chief David Barnea are expected to meet senior officials in the White House this week to make the case for a military-first agenda against Iran, Israel’s three main TV news broadcasts reported last night.

Gantz and Barnea will urge their American interlocutors to develop a military plan to strike Iran. The stalled negotiations in Vienna are seen by the Israelis as an opportunity to press the US to adopt a more aggressive policy towards the Islamic Republic. A list of targets is said to have been drawn up. This includes a potential attack against Iranian targets in Yemen. The aim of such a strike would be to convince the Iranians to soften their position at the talks about their nuclear programme.

Israel is expected to tell the Americans that it needs to continue its operations against Iran’s nuclear facilities. A recent example was the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, last November using a remote-controlled machine gun and artificial intelligence.

The US, however, does not see eye to eye with Israel on this issue. It is said to have warned the occupation state that these strikes are counterproductive, with Iran building improved facilities after each setback.

“I call on every country negotiating with Iran in Vienna to take a strong line and make it clear to Iran that it cannot enrich uranium and negotiate at the same time,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett yesterday. “Iran must begin to pay a price for its violations.”

Israel’s sabre rattling and its zeal for the military-first option has been highlighted further by the Spectator. “Mossad is [preparing] to strike at the heart of Iran’s nuclear programme,” according to a source in Israel cited by the British magazine. Describing Iran as an “octopus” the author of the article said that Israel would no longer go after the “tentacles” but instead “go for the head”.

Prior to the negotiations restarting last week, Iran’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said that an agreement to revive his country’s nuclear deal with world powers was “within reach” but that this depended on the goodwill of the West.

In 2018, former US President Donald Trump walked away unilaterally from the deal painstakingly stitched together by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The move, regarded widely as reckless, was urged on by the then Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump’s rash decision backfired. Pro-Israel hawks now admit that it “was one of the dumbest, most poorly thought out and counterproductive US national security decisions of the post-Cold War era.”

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2 Comments »

  1. Thus the hubris of Israel: a “call” to any and all nations to heel to Israel and its hegemony.

    That country, surely one of the most terrorist conducting of all, to “call” for other countries to join it is… crazy. One of the most unbridled military regimes, supplied with the most advanced military armament, a country with nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons at the ready, which according to the Sampson Option, will be aimed at ‘friendly’ countries to take them out along with Israel should Israel be imminently threatened, has the hubris to be gearing up for an attack on Iran.

    Given Blinken and company, surely in closely obligated to the master, God ordinated Zionists in charge of America, surely they are all about salivating to turn Iran into a desert. A radio active desert.

    If not that, picture a county the likes of which resembles the crippled, amputated and terrorized into a living, hellish world of the Palestinians. That, figuratively and literally is what Israel had no hesitation to inflict upon Iraq, Lebanon, et cetera, and now, Iran.

    All the while, just reporting on these plans may be censored as anti-semitic. Or commentary such as this, a call to reign in, to stop, to warn against the wild calls for war-mongering by Israel and its call for willing enablers’ participation.

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    Comment by michael | December 6, 2021 | Reply

  2. Know nation whines more than Israel. They are a collective mass of destructive supremacists.

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    Comment by papasha408 | December 6, 2021 | Reply


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