Israel’s Vice PM advocates supporting terrorism against Iran
By End the Lie
Statements from Israeli officials tend to be veiled (admittedly, the veil is quite thin indeed) in order to retain at least some semblance of legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.
That was dashed today with statements from Israel’s Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, at the closing day of the Herzliya Conference.
He said that the international community still had many tools ready to be utilized in the West’s efforts to stifle the Iranian nuclear program (which does not have military applications, something which Panetta has reluctantly admitted on no less than two separate occasions which you can read about here and here).
Most of these were to be expected, including economic sanctions (many of which are already in place), international pressure (which is already being applied), military actions (which are being prepared for with the American naval presence in the region and the troop buildup along with arming of surrounding states), and most noteworthy “support of Iranian opposition.”
While that phrase might sound innocuous to the uninformed, to someone like me and my readers, it rings alarm bells the size of Texas.
The United States and Israel have been busted funding so-called Iranian opposition, which would be regarded as terrorists and nothing else were they operating in any other country.
Most recently, it was revealed that Israel had been coordinating with the Pakistani terrorist organization Jundallah, while pretending to be Americans.
The United States itself also has a long history with the Mujahideen-e Khalq, or MEK, something which Tony Cartalucci and many others have covered in great detail.
Ya’alon was quite clearly referring to this activity and advocating that this strategy of supporting terrorism in an attempt to destabilize Iran and hopefully enact regime change not end but indeed be increased.
This is especially ironic seeing as one of the most tired accusations leveled at Iran and their leaders is that they support terrorism abroad.
Seeing how Israel and the United States do this, and are now openly advocating ratcheting up the practice, there really could not be a more absurd thing to condemn Iran for.
Ya’alon also made some interesting statements which hinted at infiltration of the Iranian nuclear program by intelligence agencies or assets of said agencies, like the Mossad, CIA, or British intelligence.
Ya’alon stated that “any facility protected by humans can be infiltrated by humans. It’s possible to strike all Iran’s facilities, and I say that out of my experience as IDF chief of staff.”
This is especially noteworthy when considered with the statements made recently by United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in which he said even the United States’ heaviest and most powerful “bunker buster” bomb could not reliably penetrate into and thus completely destroy Iran’s underground nuclear facilities.
As a result, over $80 million in additional funds has been allocated to the bombs. Although, some say that this might not be purely aimed at Iran.
One Russian analyst stated that Iran was being used as the pretext for the development of more powerful deep-penetrating ordinance, while it was actually being developed in order to threaten other nations as well like Russia, China and North Korea.
Writing for the Voice of Russia, Boris Volkhonsky, a senior research fellow at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies concludes, “Since the number of enemies the U.S. have around the world has been increasing with every consecutive administration, one can only wonder, where the new devices might be used. Even if they aren’t, an additional $82 million would come in very handy for the Pentagon.”
Haaretz claims that the above comment from Ya’alon seems “to counter reported remarks by U.S. defense officials quoted last week by the Wall Street Journal,” although I do not necessarily find that to be the case.
This is because defense officials were speaking purely about striking underground facilities from the air. This is what led one unnamed individual to say that a tactical nuclear weapon might be required to wipe out these deep underground facilities entirely.
However, they were not entertaining even the possibility of having assets on the inside who could infiltrate these facilities and destroy them from within, which is exactly what Ya’alon seems to be advocating.
Ya’alon also engaged in the tired fearmongering which has become the hallmark of rhetoric surrounding Iran and their nonexistent nuclear weapons program.
He claimed that a nuclear Iran (which doesn’t exist) is a global threat, saying that “if Iran obtains nuclear weapons [and obviously that is a huge if], it would be a nightmare for the free world, a nightmare for Arab states…and of course a threat to the State of Israel.”
I find it quite humorous that even Ya’alon has to admit that it is only a possibility, given that no one can actually prove that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons beyond overt propaganda and lies.
This is playing out just like the alleged weapons of mass destruction belonging to Saddam Hussein, which we obviously now know was completely fabricated from whole cloth.
I weep for anyone who still believes these warmongers who make a living off of mass death, destruction and suffering.
A nation like Israel, with a completely unregulated and (assumedly) quite large arsenal of nuclear weapons, going after a nation for pursuing peaceful nuclear technology is completely ridiculous.
It is almost as ludicrous as advocating using a nuclear weapon to stop a country from allegedly pursuing nuclear weapons, as was advocated recently in The Washington Post.
Ya’alon also made a somewhat worrying statement in regards to alleged Iranian efforts to destabilize regional regimes and support terrorism.
“We’ll see a more intense undermining of regional regimes and the acceleration of terror attacks against those regimes, as well as against Israel and western states, with the United States at the forefront,” Ya’alon said.
This is somewhat troubling because of the statements made recently by the American Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.
I recently covered these statements, which raise the unsettling prospect of a false flag attack on the United States (either on American soil or on American assets abroad) to be blamed on Iran as pretext for a more aggressive and military approach.
In this same testimony Clapper cast Russia and China as enemies and potential threats to our national cybersecurity, which is quite interesting given that Russia and China are the major opposing forces to Western efforts to enact regime change both in Syria and Iran.
In Ya’alon’s statements he also reinforced what I’ve been saying for months now: Western intelligence (most prominently the Mossad and CIA) have been conducting covert operations in Iran for some time now, especially targeting their nuclear scientists along with their ballistic missile program.
Ya’alon expressed intimate knowledge of an explosion which nearly destroyed a missile base near Tehran which belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) late last year.
He said that the explosion targeted a facility which was “getting ready to produce a missile with a range of 10,000 kilometers, thus threatening the United States.”
While I find this quite unrealistic, it is interesting that Ya’alon would show such a deep knowledge of what allegedly went on at this base, while information on such has been thin at best.
This is especially true given that Iran maintained it was an accident (likely to save face) and the highly strategic nature of the base lends more credence to the assertion that it was indeed a targeted operation and not the result of some innocent mishap.
The quite noteworthy and revealing comments – which will likely be covered completely differently in the establishment media given that they will not accept the reality of Western-supported terrorism, especially targeting Iran – made by Ya’alon come on the heels of more alarmist rhetoric from Israel’s Military Intelligence Chief, Major General Aviv Kochavi.
Kochavi said that Iran was threatening Israel constantly with some 200,000 missiles and that their ability to obtain nuclear weapons was depending wholly on the will of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The basis of the 200,000 figure is shaky at best, but it is quite obvious to anyone who is familiar with post-revolution Iran that indeed the call is ultimately Kahamenei’s and not Ahmadinejad’s or anyone else’s for that matter.
However, this does not mean that they are any more of a threat than they would be otherwise, so the statement seems to be nothing more than even more hollow fearmongering coming from Israeli officials.
Kochavi also claimed that Iran is able to further enrich the uranium they already possess in order to create four atomic bombs.
Once again, this figure has little to no basis in reality given that the highest publicized percentage of enrichment of an Iranian nuclear fuel rod was a mere 20%. This is significantly below “weapons grade” and certainly does not represent enough power for four atomic bombs.
I feel like I’m beating a dead horse here in emphasizing that it really does not matter at all given that Iran is not actually pursuing nuclear weapons to begin with.
In fact, I do not think I’m exaggerating when I say that I am beating the ground-up dust of the bones of a skeleton of what once was a horse when it comes to this issue.
However, given the concerted and unrelenting propaganda assault coming out of the Western media, I do not think it can be said enough.
Hopefully if people like me who value truth above all else will continue to fight the tide of disinformation, we can start to dispel the myths surrounding Iran and avoid an unimaginably disastrous conflict which could very likely be the makings of World War III.
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