Israelis, Saudis Considering Attack on Iran in Wake of Nuke Deal

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By Brandon Turbeville

I have argued from the very beginning of the US-Iran nuclear talks that the diplomacy taking place was nothing more than theatre to be used later in the rush to war as evidence that the US did “everything in its power” to avoid confrontation.

Considering the years of propaganda surrounding Iran and its nuclear program, it should be clear that the recent US-Iran nuclear deal was nothing more than a show. After all, the US/NATO imperialist machine has made its desire to wage war on the Persian nation explicit for some time. The only question is just how long this theatre will last before that goal is finally realized.

Considering the sizable reaction of warmongering and hysteria seeping from the mainstream Western press, the US Congress, Republicans, Conservatives, Israel, and Zionist supporters, the predictions that any deal with Iran will eventually be sabotaged, repealed, or violated, blamed on Iran, and ultimately used to initiate a military confrontation are clearly capable of coming true in the near future.

Granted, Obama supporters and Leftists across the country are hailing the deal as a wonderful display of the desire for world peace. But, for Obama supporters and Leftists, any act by Obama, even war, is considered a wonderful display of the desire for world peace. However, the Western and Western-allied press has erupted in panic and horror that the “solution” to the phantom Iranian nuclear problem was anything short of total war.

Those outlets may not have long to wait, however, if the pulse of the media in Saudi Arabia and Israel can be taken as an accurate measure of the pulse of the governments there.

The Israeli media, for instance – always in front of the line to promote war against any country (since Israel will be able to fight to the last American if there is a response from the victim) – is already floating the idea that Israel might launch a military strike against Iran in the very near future. These outlets are even going so far as to dissect what such an attack would entail and how it would play out.

Consider the type of discussion taking place regarding the Israeli reaction the Iran deal expressed in the article by Yonah Jeremy Bob of the Jerusalem Post. Bob writes that,

Israel has until around mid-December to preemptively strike Iran’s nuclear program before it gets even harder to justify legally than Tuesday’s deal has already made it.

Of course, right now diplomatically, a strike seems unthinkable.

But until mid-December, when the IAEA renders its “final assessment” of “all past and present outstanding issues,” as referred to in the around 150-page agreement, the UN will likely not have actually removed most sanctions.

As long as UN sanctions are in place, Iran’s history of violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, of UN resolutions and actions framing it as a violator, and of the failure of those actions to stop Iran’s push for the bomb is still the narrative.

Why does this matter? Some say that preemptive strikes are barred by international law from the outset, as only an armed attack activates the right of self-defense against an aggressor.

Countries that have carried out preemptive strikes in the past – like the US and Israel – largely base their actions on the concept that international law permits a preemptive strike to prevent an imminent attack, even if that attack is not yet in progress.

Once preemptive strikes can be undertaken to block an imminent attack, broadening the definition of what is “imminent” to permit a strike even more in advance of a potential threat is less of a jump.

This is especially true concerning nuclear weapons, which can essentially end the game if they are launched.

Bob then goes on to discuss how Israel might “interpret” or argue its case to the UN or against its condemnation of a “pre-emptive” (read aggressive) strike by using the UN resolutions themselves. Bob writes,

The resolutions do not authorize a preemptive strike on Iran, nor does the current Iran deal. Far from it.

But some argue that legally the reason that individual nations are supposed to hold off from preemptive strikes is that the UN is supposed to handle collective security issues so that individual nations do not need to.

Some have argued that if the UN drops the ball persistently over a long period in protecting an individual nation from a security issue, then there is more justification for that nation to take preemptive action in self-defense.

There will likely be an initial UN resolution in the near future to set the stage for later sanctions removal.

However, until UN sanctions are actually removed and Iran’s violator status is reset by a second round of UN resolutions – likely around when the IAEA gives its report – Israel can still argue that Iran is a violator which the UN failed to stop, even according to its own standards.

All of that changes once sanctions are removed and Iran is no longer a presumed violator.

Also, until the second round of UN resolutions pass, there could be numerous instances of Iranian cheating or foot-dragging on specific obligations.

According to the Iran deal, a Joint Commission vote of the US, UK, EU, France, and Germany can override Iran, Russia, and China to snap sanctions back on within 24 days of Iran being caught carrying out violations, such as nuclear activities that were “undeclared.”

What if Iran gets caught, 24 days pass, and the five Western powers blink? If this occurs before the UN resolution, the Israeli argument would actually be stronger, because Iran would be in express violation of its most recent commitments, along with past UN resolutions.

Of course, the agreement views noncompliance as a reason to snap back sanctions, not for a sudden strike on Iran. But on the spectrum of legal justifiability, Israel would be better off making a preemptive strike than it would be after the UN resolution is passed.

Although Bob himself does not call for military action against Iran in his article, the discussion – which is currently taking place all over the Israeli media – is telling. The fact that the entire country seems to be engaged in a “debate” about the proper Israeli reaction in a manner similar to the “debate” that took place in America during the insanity of the question of Iraq’s WMD’s shows that the gears of war are gaining both speed and momentum.

Indeed, a sizable portion of Israel’s population already supports strikes on Iran.

Notice, however, the frame-up for the question of war against Iran – namely that the Iranians are found to be in violation of the nuclear agreements, particularly before the UN resolution to remove sanctions and rebrand Iran as a nation that is not a nuclear violator is in force. Forget for a second the ideal situation for Israel – a violation before an official UN resolution. The truth is that any violation – large or small, real, imagined, or manufactured – will almost certainly suffice.

The plan for a Western or a Western/Israeli attack on Iran, along with the theatre of alleged US-Israeli tensions leading up to a strike and outright war, has been in the works for some time. For instance, in 2009, the Brookings Institution, a major banking, corporate, and military-industrial firm, released a report entitled “Which Path To Persia? Options For A New American Strategy For Iran,” in which the authors mapped out a plan which leaves no doubt as to the ultimate desire from the Western financier, corporate, and governing classes.

The plan involves the description of a number of ways the Western oligarchy would be able to destroy Iran including outright military invasion and occupation. However, the report attempts to outline a number of methods that might possibly be implemented before direct military invasion would be necessary. The plan included attempting to foment destabilization inside Iran via the color revolution apparatus, violent unrest, proxy terrorism, and “limited airstrikes” conducted by the US, Israel or both.

Interestingly enough, the report states that any action taken against Iran must be done after the idea that Iran has rejected a fair and generous offer by the West has been disseminated throughout the general public. The report reads,

…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context— both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

Ironically, it is admitted by the authors of the report that the Iranians are not governed by lunatics intent on nuking the world but by entirely rational players. Still, they move forward with a number of options for attacking Iran. It should thus be obvious to anyone reading this report that the US, NATO, and Israel are uninterested in peace with Iran and are entirely focused on war and Iranian destruction.

The report continues to discuss the citations that could be used for an attack on Iran, clearly stating its intentions to create a plan to goad a non-threatening nation into war. It states,

The truth is that these all would be challenging cases to make. For that reason, it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)

The question of the Israeli role in the possible attack against Iran is also mentioned by Brookings. In fact, in the chapter entitled, “Allowing or Encouraging An Israeli Military Strike,” Brookings not only outlines a potential strategy but essentially admits that the US-Israeli tension being hyped in the Western media is nothing more than a farce. It says,

..the most salient advantage this option has over that of an American air campaign is the possibility that Israel alone would be blamed for the attack. If this proves true, then the United States might not have to deal with Iranian retaliation or the diplomatic backlash that would accompany an American military operation against Iran. It could allow Washington to have its cake (delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon) and eat it, too (avoid undermining many other U.S. regional diplomatic initiatives).

For those who believe that the Obama administration is hostile to the Israelis and their agenda, one need only look toward the decimated cities of Syria and the wasteland that is Libya in order to see that the opposite is the case. The Obama administration, like the previous administration, has been marching in lockstep with the Israelis since the very beginning and nothing has changed. The only difference is that the current administration is that of a Democratic President, thus the perception that Obama is “weak on his support for Israel” must be played up as a narrative. That narrative, however, is just that – a narrative. It has no basis in reality whatsoever.

The tentative agreement between the US and Iran regarding the latter’s nuclear program, with Israel wailing in the background, can easily be seen as a playout of the plan described by the Brookings Institution where an attack on Iran will come after it is perceived that Iran has rejected a “superb offer.”

The Israelis are not dissatisfied with the United States nor is the United States dissatisfied with Israel. Both parties are merely playing a role in a carefully scripted act that ultimately involves more war against the enemies of Anglo-American imperialism and the world oligarchy.

Do not be fooled by propaganda. While the Iranians are busy negotiating, the Americans and the Israelis are busy gearing up for war.

Indeed, the Saudis, engaged in their own murderous campaign against the Houthis in Yemen, are apparently ready to join in as well.

As the Jerusalem Post reports,

In private talks with European sources, the Saudis have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on Iran, including use of Saudi air space by the IDF for a possible air strike, according to a report by Channel 2.

Cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not come free, however. According to the report, the Saudi officials said they would need to see progress between Israelis and Palestinians before having enough legitimacy to allow Israel to use their air space.

The Saudis, of course, while professing a hatred of the Israelis have been working close together for some time, not the least of which in Libya and Syria but as mutual participants in the Anglo-American assault on countries not fully integrated into the global system controlled by private bankers and world oligarchs.

The Israelis are not contemplating an attack against Iran because the Americans have betrayed them and they are most certainly not contemplating an attack out of a legitimate concern for their safety. The Israelis are merely playing their part in a theatre that was constructed some time ago, a screenplay that can be partially read in the Brookings Institution’s 2009 report, Which Path To Persia?

That path has clearly been mapped out by the Anglo-American establishment. It remains to be seen if the American population will allow them to follow it to its destination.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 


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16 Comments on "Israelis, Saudis Considering Attack on Iran in Wake of Nuke Deal"

  1. so israel and saudi are going on a suicide mission, to force iran to turn their banks over to london, zuric, and the vatican trio. good luck. do you really believe iran won’t fight back. israel couldn’t beat hezbollah in 06. israel would be toast and uprisings would collapse saudi. is the entire us army going to be stationed in iran, and still wouldn’t be able to control it(remember iraq has half the pop of iran, look how that played out). bring the whole world to a standstill because the bankers want control of the toll booth between the east and the west. the iranians saw banker control till 79 and rejected it. do you think with the images of greece, they haven’t prepared and are unwilling to submit to forced servitude. the us doesn’t have the manpower or the will to do this. if they tried dc politicians would immediately go into hiding from the internal revolt

    • Doug Stevens | July 23, 2015 at 9:00 am | Reply

      I fear you may be completely underestimating the ruthless, malevolent hubris of those freaks in control in the Washington, London, Tel Aviv tri-axis of evil.

      The moment they had the apparatus available they summarily nuked two cities occupied mostly by women and children in a war they themselves fomented. Consider the implications of that.

      More recently, in order to beguile the drowsy public into a war mentality they staged a dramatically spectacular demolishing project, murdering 3000 people, in broad daylight, with a concurrent media disinformation program, and they glibly blamed other entirely innocent parties for this psychotic act of terrorism and launched devastation on the most innocent in those innocent countries.

      These freaks have set their demented focus on subjugating the last independent bastion on this planet and the burning and maiming of ten million children is of zero consequence to their plan.

      Yes, attacking Iran may be a suicide mission but that will only be for the gun toting, low paid
      rabble whose dozy (American) parents are so happy to offer their little offspring for this exalted cause.

  2. Good article, we must stay alert and continue to expose their theatrical façade.

    Russia should send the S300 batteries fast, and Russia and China should guarantee Iran’s security, like US does with Israel.
    Somehow they didn’t veto the sanctions that were imposed in the past, a massive fail imo.

    @ Jake, they don’t need to occupy it, just destroy, and reinstate the sanctions.

  3. The Israeli plan for the Middle East was surfaced by former general Wesley Clark, on about 21 September 2001. He discovered a plan in the Pentagon to “take out seven countries in
    five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan
    and, finishing off, Iran”. Clark has shifted positions, and currently states that Americans who do not support the plan are terrorists and should be locked up. http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/07/former-u-s-general-calls-for-rounding-up-and-interning-radicalized-and-disloyal-americans/
    Why former general Clark now supports the Israeli death wish was not explained. Clark´s stance, however, is clearly against the U.S.constitution and American patriots and supports the Israeli propaganda.

    • Perhaps he wishes his family line to remain in existence.

    • Traitor Clark would have an extremely difficult time doing that, since over half the USSA population own some 300 million firearms, and half of these gun owners are either combat veterans, hunters, or both. Any of them would arrest Clark in a flash, hold a quick trial, then hang him on the spot – preferably in front of the Pentagon – as a message to the Military that they’d better uphold their Oath, or face the same fate as Clark.

      • That´s why the MOSSAD operated Dept of Homeland Security has classified veterans as homeland terrorists, many as PTSD (psychos) who are disqualified to own a pistol or rifle.
        If you have a mailbox on your house that is open to a road or the sidewalk, check it for a colored mark that has been affixed, red, yellow, green, or another color.

        • I’m a senior citizen and never have been a veteran or a hunter; and, it’s Dept of Homeland Insecurity; since, they aren’t (nor have they ever been) protecting America against enemies, foreign and domestic.

    • AtomicMetroid | July 22, 2015 at 8:42 am | Reply

      Clark needs an arrest warrant issued for him immediately for being a traitor.

      • I suspect that an additional 599 or so arrest warrants would better match the need.
        That would be a good start, anyway.

        Invierno, below, seems to know the insider story.

  4. Why does this article not address the fact that Israel has already used nukes in Syria? Is that little tidbit not relevant to this article? It appears, as I’ve read thousands of of these op-ed bloggy pieces, that some of these ‘fearless’ activist writers go to a certain line in the sand, and then? Stop. There is video proof of the release of nuclear weapons in Syria. Visit jimstonefreelance. You may have to hunt and peck to find it, but the video is there. The zio-press is so omnipotent they have the chops to keep that out of the news, and writers, perhaps fearing for their own skin, thinking of Clancy, and a host of mysterious deaths and dubious suicides from the TRULY fearless, hold their pen to a point and stop. Perhaps they recall David Mason and The Grey State project, in which he allegedly murdered his wife and young daughter, then killed himself, have stayed their pen to a certain line in the sand. The enemy we face redraws country borders, kills heads of state, genocides populations….removing a pesky journalist on fringe blog spots would be the work of a phone call prior to ordering eggs and mimosas.

  5. First huge elephant in the room: Israel has NO light sweet crude for the U.S.A.. Second huge elephant in the room: Iran is China’s “gas tank”.

  6. Israel & Saudi Arabia–an iteration of the “king of the South”. Russia & Iran–an iteration of the “king of the North”. See Daniel 11:40-45 for a glimpse of ‘coming attractions’. Michael (Daniel 12:1 & Sura 2:98)

  7. This has nothing to do with anything other than Mossad manipulation to get the stupid goys to do their fighting for them.

  8. Israel is the devils advocate. God left Israel along time ago

  9. So Israel and Saudi Arabia want to brace Russia? Russia warned that they would nuke us if we invaded Iran, so what makes Israel immune? China and Russia would turn Israel into a burnt field of radioactive glass! Israel doesn’t have the balls to invade anyone but Palestinians. What a joke!
    “God’s chosen people” will be chosen to die.

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