Monday, April 30, 2018

Israel Warns Iran That A Proxy War Against Iran's Allies Will Become A War Against Iran

Washington Times: Israel ready to bomb Iran if necessary: Report

Israeli defense officials have told their American and Russian counterparts that if Iranian-backed forces attack Israel from inside Syria, Jerusalem will not hold back from retaliating with direct strikes against Tehran or other targets in Iran.

The officials delivered the message ahead of a national security statement expected Monday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to Iranian threats to hit Israel after recent strikes on Tehran-backed assets in Syria, according to a report by Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.

The developments come amid growing concern in Washington that Israel and Iran are on the verge of a clash that could spill dangerously beyond Syria, where there were reports Monday that missile strikes had killed more than two-dozen mostly Iranian forces supporting the Syrian government of Bashar Assad.

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WNU Editor: So much for the story that Russia is acting as a buffer between Iran and Israel .... Russia acting as buffer between Israel, Iran (Al-Monitor).


jimbrown said...

I put 5 down on the US, Israel,Jordan Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UK, France coalition.

Turkey is not included.

B.Poster said...

JB: for what this is worth, I agree. With that said and very respectfully war is VERY serious business. This is NOT a card game of Texas Hold Em, an American football game, or a video game. As such, we do not "bet" on wars.

We cannot "know" for certain how major powers match up against each other until a war between them actually occurrs. In such situations, I prefer the Dale Carnegie approach to winning an argument. Don't get in one in the first place!!

While my analysis could be wrong, I wouldn't pretend we can militarily match up to the mighty Russians or the mighty Chinese in a conventional war. Hopefully I'm wrong as some in the US appear to have concluded we MUST have war with Russia at ANY cost and no matter what!! As for China, the Asia "pivot" seems to be a dumb idea.

With this said, I actually think we would win. While not as strong as the enemy, men like Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu possess a certain amount of guile and cunningness that Xi and Putin lack. The other countries you mention would be wise to link themselves to them, however, they will need to treat America and Israel with respect. In the case of America, these countries aren't used to doing so.

Unfortunately America may not always have a leader possessing the skills our current POTUS has. As for Israel, I don't know. As such, if war must occurr, it's probably best if it happens while we have competent leadership in place.

This is serious business. The outcome is far from guaranteed. We do NOT make bets on it.

Anonymous said...

Those Jews are delusional if they think they can win a confrontation with Iran. The Straits around Saudi can be swarmed with ships and submarines with chemical and nuclear weapons that will annihilate major capitals.

fazman said...

You mean the nuclear weapons that iran doesn't have?,or the ones that Israel does?.
There is a,reason that iran barks and never bites because they know they will be taken to the pound and put down.