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Will Israel Start World War Three?
And finish the set-up the US started by radicalizing and arming Iran in the first place
Israeli rhetoric towards Iran has considerably heated in the last few weeks as the world hurtles towards an inevitable confrontation over Iran's nuclear programs.
Last week three senior Israeli lawmakers went public to warn that Israel would act unilaterally to eliminate any perceived Iranian threat. Yosef Lapid, head of the centrist opposition Shinui Party in the Knesset stated, "Threats of sanctions and isolation alone will not do it, we feel we are obliged to warn our friends that Israel should not be pushed into a situation where we see no other solution but to act unilaterally."
In 1981, Israel bombed the Osiraq nuclear power plant near Baghdad immediately prior to it being fueled by its French contractors. Once fueled, bombing is out of the question because of the radiation that would be emitted, with clouds of poison drifting anywhere across the globe. This attack was essentially the brainchild of the same Neo-Cons pulling the strings today, who were just getting a foothold during the first year of the Reagan administration. Through their actions and incessant saber-rattling they later became known as 'the crazies' by more moderate policy makers under the first Bush presidency. Even Colin Powell, an establishment underling through and through went one further, calling them "fucking crazies" during the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The Bushehr nuclear reactor is a Russian project and it is set to be fueled very shortly. A senior Iranian atomic energy official said back in late June that the first fuel would arrive in a few months. Any targeted air strikes on the facility would merit an immediate response from the Russians.
Despite reports of increasingly strained relations between Russian and Iran, Vladimir Putin has publicly stated that Russia will defend Iran both diplomatically and militarily. The implications of this are obviously deeply concerning. If the situation was to spiral out of control, China, which has recently conducted several wargames with Russia, would step in on the side of Russian and Iran. The US would be obligated to defend Israel and in turn Europe would be obligated to defend the US.
Estimates of when Iran is likely to have acquired a usable nuclear arsenal range from five to ten years, but the Israelis have been fear mongering by saying it will be as soon as one or two.
Israeli officials have gone on the record to warn that military exercises have already been conducted and fully rehearsed to strike Iran's nuclear facilities as soon as they go live.
Lieut. General Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox News earlier this year and was asked about the likelihood of the US instigating or supporting any attack on Iran. McInerney sated, “Well, I would put one percent of using ground forces, boots on the ground in Iran, I would put up 50 percent on a blockade and I would put up fifty to sixty percent on precision air strikes on their nuclear development sites.”
The history of how Iran's path to nuclear proliferation began is a familiar story.
The 1953 CIA ouster of President Mossadegh, a leader who was conforming to westernized policy but made the mistake of asking to keep a small portion of his country's oil revenue, was achieved by means of staged bombings and shootings which were blamed on the Iranian government in order to antagonize the population and enable the coup.
After installing the Shah Globalists like Henry Kissinger opened the door for Iran to develop sophisticated nuclear energy programs which laid the foundation for today's crisis. Twenty three reactors were built with the help of American corporations like General Electric and Westinghouse.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford even authorized the Shah to buy and operate a plutonium-extracting and processing facility - a big step toward converting energy processing to weapons making.
After the revolution of 1979 the fundamentalist Ayatollah Khomeni reversed westernized policy but maintained Iran's nuclear interest albeit staggeringly before the end of the war with Iraq. After the war ended Iran was again free to pursue its ends leading us to the impending crisis we face today.
It seems almost inevitable now that the Neo-Cons will launch targeted military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. Whether Israel goes alone or has US support seems beside the point. There are two dangers which apply to either outcome.
1) Will there, as George Galloway has warned could happen, be a staged terrorist attack either in Israel or the United States that is blamed on Iran?
One would suspect that the scope of this attack would have to be on the level of 9/11 to warrant an immediate military operation against Iran.
American Conservative magazine reported that Dick Cheney had given the authorization for a military strike on Iran immediately after the next terror attack in the United States.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi echoed the same sentiments.
2) How will Russia and China react and will this escalation light the blue touch paper for world war three?
Only time will tell.