Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in 2013 it was Syria where the world was gearing for imminent military action after a relentless series of false flag provocations by the United States (intent on securing a Qatar gas pipeline to Europe) which in the last minute was deftly diffused by Vladimir Putin. In 2014, it was the Ukraine's turn, and after a prolonged campaign orchestrated by Victoria Nuland and the US State Department (again) which succeeded in the now traditional violent coup (see Egypt and Libya), once again saw Putin victorious, after yesterday's annexation of the all important Crimean peninsula, achieved without the firing of one shot. So now that Putin has succeeded in trouncing the US twice in a row, it is time to poke some old, well-known geopolitical wounds, such as Iran. And who better to do it than Israel, where as Haaretz reports, "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have ordered the army to continue preparing for a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities at a cost of at least 10 billion shekels ($2.89 billion) this year, despite the talks between Iran and the West, according to recent statements by senior military officers."

To be sure there is a tangible benefit for all those involved: moar war means more military spending means more "broken windows" means more "GDP."

Three Knesset members who were present at Knesset joint committee hearings on Israel Defense Forces plans that were held in January and February say they learned during the hearings that 10 billion shekels to 12 billion shekels of the defense budget would be allocated this year for preparations for a strike on Iran, approximately the same amount that was allocated in 2013.

Yet unlike the US where warmongering has become an art, if not a science, in Israel these things are taken far more seriously:

The IDF representatives said the army had received a clear directive from government officials from the political echelon – meaning Netanyahu and Ya’alon – to continue readying for a possible independent strike by Israel on the Iranian nuclear sites, regardless of the talks now happening between Iran and the West, the three MKs said.

As for the diplomatic cover for a potential attack, it is well-known, and the same one used for the past 3 years - attack Iran before it can nuke Israel and obliterate it from the face of the earth.

Ever since the interim accord between Iran and the six powers was reached, Netanyahu has stressed that Israel will not consider itself bound by it. In the last few weeks, as talks on a permanent accord have resumed, Netanyahu has upped his rhetoric on the Iranian issue, and is again making implied threats about a possible unilateral Israeli strike on the Iranian nuclear sites.

 

“My friends, I believe that letting Iran enrich uranium would open up the floodgates,” Netanyahu said at the AIPAC conference earlier this month. “That must not happen. And we will make sure it does not happen.”

Ironically, this time Israel may see pushback from none other than the US itself, which mysteriously over the past 6 months has transformed itself from Iran's most hated enemy to a willing partner who sees Iran as nothing short of a frontier market (not to mention source of natural resources).

However, the US too realizes that it needs "military outs" with Ukraine seemingly diffused for the time being. Which is why yesterday, a few hours after Russia peacefully annexed Crimea, the US made its feeble response known, when it suspended operations of the Syrian Embassy in Washington and its consulates and told diplomats and staff who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents to leave the country. The justification of this oddly timed move came from the U.S. special envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein who said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had refused to step down and was responsible for atrocities against Syrians.

And this was news to the US? More from Reuters:

"We have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the United States," said Rubinstein, whose appointment was announced by the State Department on Monday.

 

"Consequently, the United States notified the Syrian government today that it must immediately suspend operations of its embassy in Washington, D.C., and its honorary consulates in Troy, Michigan, and Houston, Texas," he said in a statement.

In other words, the US tried to impose its "moral superiority" codex on yet another country, which for all intents and purposes was a proxy of Russian strength in the middle east, i.e., punish the Kremlin by kicking out Syria. Surely Putin was in tears.

The only problem is that it is now beyond obvious to virtually everyone in the world that the framework of Pax Americana is only applicable to the increasingly self-deluded United States, and of course the Group of 7 most insolvent nations, whose debt ponzi schemes are ever more reliant on a centrally planned regime of low interest rates and free money. For everyone else it is now just as obvious that when provoked, the best the US can do is simply impose some sanctions, and shut down embassies... while it prints trillions of dollars in "paper wealth" each year of course.

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PlusTic's picture

As US crude inventories continue to pile-up, they will stop at nothing to keep oil rising.

Divided States of America's picture

It would be nice if Putin would shut this muthafucka up for good. Netanyahu is the true murderer of the world, indirectly sending American soldiers to their deaths into foreign lands to kill Israel's mortal enemies.

kliguy38's picture

Next thing ya know Lady Lindsey Graham will declare war on Russian Gay Bars and pledge a personal attack is in order

pods's picture

Something is fishy.  Local radio had some mayor from Israel on today talking about the airliner, iranians, etc.

Smell a false flag brewing.

pods

Dollarmedes's picture

It seems Obama's weakness wasn't just noticed by our enemies. If Netanyahu moves, what is crybaby Obama gonna do about it?

fonestar's picture

So when the US Dollar collapses, Israel with all of its self-sufficiency is going to be a great place to be?

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Are they on their second or third incantation of a currency since they invaded? LOL.. Once other people's money dries up I don't think black market organ harvesting will do it.

dontgoforit's picture

The prophets weren't warning us for nothing.  The 'temple' is not the bricks and mortar people envision.  It has been rebuilt and the time is nigh.  Prepare, repent.

Max Hunter's picture

Put a Jew in charge of relationship with Syria. That was a message in and of itself.. all the rest is theatre.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

His first act was to suspend diplomatic relations. As I said yesterday, it was to be expected. The SAA is all but routing the terrorists backed byt he west, israel and the gulf. Israel bombed syria yesterday as well, in retribution for a roadside bomb planted by the same al quaeda they support. Figure that one out.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

First let me say I am no huge fan of the Zionist agenda, and believe the one thing BHO, the Dems and Carter got right was to not allow the State of Israel to dominate our foreign policy. (Our money, banks and financial system - yes, but foreign policy no.)

However, consider a World without Israel sitting in the ME. Muzzies would dominate that crucial energy rich area and form a 2nd Caliphate, which would put global dominance on their agenda.

It is definately the lesser of two evils, but I chose Israel over the alternative... at least for now. 

Somehow I feel like there is so much stress in the system that something has to blow, or that someone will lose it and start WWIII.

 

Bonapartist's picture

The lesser of 2 evils is still evil.

jeff montanye's picture

and it ain't lesser.  they learned the wrong lessons from the nazis.  israel is hitler's immortality (so far).

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Egypt in its present form doesn't want a caliphate. Syria in it's form doesn't want a caliphate. Muammar Gaddafi's libya didn't want a caliphate. the WEST are the ones who typically install governments who want caliphates.

 

The model for a largely Islamic country IS Syria. Strong national identity, cultural and religious mosaic. The WEST props up the bad ones, and tries hell or high water to install them. IT is the west ( and even Israel in the case of Syria ) who fund and support radical islam who shuns national identity for a singuar horde.

joak's picture

Exactly. And I think the reason is simple : Israel needs such regimes to justify its expansion and what it does to Palestinians. Israel will get broad support only if their neighbours are as bad, or worse than them. "We will save you from the terrorists". 

European American's picture

Would someone please nuke fucking Tel Aviv and bring the potential for peace, once and for all, to the middle east, i.e. the globe.

hot sauce technician's picture

Hey Goebbells, you should get out a bit more. Travel the world a bit, see different things. Canada can get a bit bleak during this time of year.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I'm hardly a shut in, but the majesty of places like Banff and Wateron exist in the summer and winter equally - but feel free to retain any fallacies which make you feel better about yourself. Save your guilt whispering for someone with an IQ below room temperature or who is still operating under the mirage that is the mainstream geo political lie. Go scream Never Again in an echo chamber.

hot sauce technician's picture

"organ harvesting"

I hope you at least read Al Jazeerah in Arabic. That would be halfway impressive.

Banff and Waterton are lovely but there is a world beyond those mountains and forests where all the events you so knowledgably comment on occur. Familiar with it? Or am I holding on to my fallacies?  : )

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Before becoming a VP of an oil and gas company in order to settle down I was a project chief for a management consulting firm who flew at least 2 times a week and rarely slept in my own bed for years.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/21/israel-admits-harvesting_n_3996...

 

With respect to certain topics. I typically trust the guilty party when they admit it. Saves me lurking around getting shot.

hot sauce technician's picture

Yeh yeh yeh...but have you ever been to IL or to any Arab country I wonder?

It's nice that you're VP of a flatulence company but reading comprehesion doesn't seem to have been a requirement for the position apparently. That was explicitly an exceptional case and was perpetrated upon Israeli citizens themselves for the most part:

The Channel 2 report said that in the 1990s, forensic specialists at Abu Kabir harvested skin, corneas, heart valves and bones from the bodies of Israeli soldiers, Israeli citizens, Palestinians and foreign workers, often without permission from relatives.

Some smoking gun you got there!

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

How well did you know goebbels?

 

 

hot sauce technician's picture

Apparently better than you know IL or the mideast...

jeff montanye's picture

it did say palestinians and foreign workers.  perhaps they couldn't take the time in lebanon to get some kidneys from those they killed the last time they were there.  apparently hezbollah kept them on the move then.

Element's picture

 

 

"It seems Obama's weakness wasn't just noticed by our enemies. If Netanyahu moves, what is crybaby Obama gonna do about it?"

Like a bowel movement you mean? Better question is what is nuttinyappy going to do? His order of battle and geographical proximity to Iran is a joke.

What's he going to go, gesticulate towards the east and make funny-faces and jump up and down and run in circles for a bit? Draw fangs on the picture of a Ayatollah Khomeini and throw darts at it for a bit?

Israel has got nothing that can make a military difference without geting Israel nuked.

 

You're not very good at this stuff.

Dollarmedes's picture

"Israel has got nothing that can make a military difference without geting Israel nuked."

1) Israel has nukes. Not saying Netanyahu would use them, just being more precise than you were.

2) Nuked by whom? The whole point of doing this is to strike before Iran has the bomb. Who's going to nuke them, the Russians? The Pakistanis? The Indians?

You're not very good at this stuff.

 

Element's picture

So you're happy to ride-out a massive sustained chem and bio attack response? You are happy to see the Saudi oil fields and infrastructure in flames huh? Straits closed full of thousands of mines. Think there will be no blowback from a little nettyahoo bowel movement do you?

Seems just a touch short-sighted and cavalier.

You start flinging nukes fool and the whole bucket of poop hits the fan.

And yes, I'm clearly a whole lot better at this than you noob.

When China and India can't get their oil, Israel is gone in a blinding flash. 

I said:

"Israel has got nothing that can make a military difference without getting Israel nuked."

Which is correct.

 

Be nice to your boss and don't give up your day job. ;-)

Dollarmedes's picture

So on the one hand, "When China and India can't get their oil, Israel is gone in a blinding flash." (You still don't mention who is going to do this, but from the statement it is implied China and India?)

And on the other hand, "...the Saudi oil fields and infrastructure [will be] in flames..."

 

So countries angry about having their oil cut off will attack Saudi oil fields, or allow them to be attacked, further reducing world oil supplies? Also, "...a massive sustained chem and bio attack response..." From who?

 

"Straits closed full of thousands of mines." So in response to an Israeli attack, Iran shuts off its main export? Yeah, that'll show them!

 

Yes, you're clearly a whole lot better at this than me. Lay off the crack pipe.

Element's picture

You're new here, and obviously deeply ignorant about the options (which have been discussed here at length), conventional, biological and chemical, plus the scale of Iran's ballistic missile forces, and cruise missile forces, plus ASW weapons, and ballistic anti-ship missiles, all currently available to Iran, in very large numbers (and also in Syria as well btw).

If some brainless utter fucking idiot, in Israel, actually did attack Iran with a nuke, Iran's forces will immediately execute plans for that eventuality, that have been developed since 1979 (35 years of developing this capability), to totally demolish the Saudi oil field infrastructures, demolish the loading terminals, use chemical and biological agents against the Saudi targets, and most certainly against Israel in very heavy sustained attacks from multiple directions. And Irans dispersed forces will seed the waters with thousands to tens of thousands of sea mines. Preventing all oil shipment from the gulf region for many months - minimum.

And all the scores of countries that currently rely on oil shipments from the Persian Gulf, representing several billion people, and at least 5 nuclear powers, will take a rather dim view of Israel at that point. And I assure you, FOOL, no one is going to be too forgiving or understanding about this, Israel will be seen as a rogue mass-murder state and a danger to the whole world, and its actions will be viewed as a strategic attack on the whole world, and at least two maybe three nuclear powers are going to eliminate it, as an absolute necessity, of removing an intolerable danger to humanity.

And netanyahoo, if he survives that long, will end up dangling on the end of a rope.

 

Thanks for playing dumb-dumb.

robertocarlos's picture

What about the Samsonite option?

Element's picture

You mean shower the world in plastic luggage?

robertocarlos's picture

More like pack up and hitch a ride with the aliens.

Element's picture

The Samson Option doctrine is designed as a DETERRENT.

Once Israel uses a nuke the Samsonite option fails to operate as a deterrent.

At that point it becomes Strategic war and the rule of kill or be killed takes over.

 From that point on the deterrent effect against attacking and eliminating Israel, goes to zero.

 

There is no Samsonite Option in that case.

Dollarmedes's picture

You've been here a while, old-timer, but I'll try not to hold your doddering foolishness against you.

Israel; tactical nuke on Natanz; no mushroom cloud, no loss of civilian life.

Israel; already knows Obama has sold them out, so has been coordinating with Saudi Arabia. I'm sure the IDF can plan for Iranian contingencies.

As far as Iran's "master plan" response of cutting off a large portion of their own oil shipments...

Yeah.

And I'm pretty sure the rest of the world won't look kindly on Iran attacking an ostensibly-neutral oil-producing country like Saudi Arabia. It's bad for business, y'see.

 

Keep trying, though.

Element's picture

 

 

"Israel; tactical nuke on Natanz; no mushroom cloud, no loss of civilian life."

After GWv1.0 the US attempted to develop an air-dropped rocket-assisted mini nuke penetrator that could go deep enough to prevent a fireball and mushroom cloud. They cancelled it because the penetration in tests could never project deeply enough into even soil, to prevent a fireball erupting, and it was calculated that a mushroom cloud would always erupt, that was little different from a surface burst, with only minor sub surface energy coupling. And on a rock surface it was almost entirely useless. Indeed its depth performance was calculated to be almost exactly the same as a surface burst in effective outcome. Thus the whole concept of a nuclear bunker-buster, with no surface eruption, was abandoned as totally unworkable.

Natanz is situated DEEP under a solid-rock mountain (have a look on google Earth) and there is a town nearby, and get this, its called Netanz! Isn't that amazing! So you have no clue what you are talking about and are laboring under the usual Israeli propaganda delusions.

The Saudis are furious at Obama simply because they are scared, they know they are toast if it comes to war with Iran. They know they can't stop the attacks and crippling damage that would come in such a battle. The US walked away, because the US does not want that battle and its World War III implications.

And yes, being bad for business is exactly the point. i.e.

Nuking Iran = Iran destroys the oil flow from the region and closes the Gulf indefinitely.

That sort of thing is called a STRATEGIC DETERRENT.

It also gets Israel nuked if Israel ever tries to attack Iran with nukes.

That's how its done fella.

Thus Iran does not need the nukes it just needs its current conventional and chem-bio capabilities, and Israel can talk shit all it wants, as it makes no difference.

fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

Your saying one sect of Islam will destroy another sect of Islam in order to get back at the Jews who attacked one sect of Islam?

That is some crazy religion of peace they got over there. I think most it is just about killing the other guys cause my prophets descendants are better than yours, nanie, nanny, boo, boo!

Element's picture

No it is just how strategic deterrence works, religions play no part in it - at all.

 

This principle applies to every state on earth.

jeff montanye's picture

well muhammad was quite a warrior in his time so it's not that hard to understand some vestigial skills in the war department.  

jesus on the other hand, not so much.  yet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years'_War

Philalethian's picture

"Who's going to nuke them, the Russians? The Pakistanis? The Indians?"

If the rothschilde puppet nation isreal continues with the long laid plans to be the match that starts the next world war wildfire, then the answer to your question is who won't be at war with the apartheid nation for this callus blatant and reprehensible flagrant violation of International Law by attacking innocent Iran?

Everybody knows the simple truth about how that nation was created, and why. It has been repeated and proven over and over again. The biggest reason for the protection of isreal is so they can continue making arms and warmonger tools, while sucking all the American tax payers money for their warmonger profiting industries.

How about if America brings all her troops home and then stops sending any monies for any reasons to isreall? How about we spend all those billions of dollars in the USA instead of in the apartheid nation? Spend America's tax dollars in America, not isreal. Invest in America, not isreal.

If you love America, if you value life more than money, if you want to help peacefully make a difference, then boycott isreal and demand we BRING ALL OF OUR TROOPS HOME NOW! It would be nice if we could all get along and just be nice to each other.

http://adalahny.org/document/301/help-end-israel-human-rights-abuses-boy...

http://boycottisraeltoday.wordpress.com/boycott-israel/

http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2014/02/01/why-the-boycott-movement-scare...

jeff montanye's picture

israel.  other than that, what you said.

Stoploss's picture

Bingo.  Either it blew up in their face, or it's gonna be big...

Dr. Engali's picture

I agree Pods. I don't believe for a minute that they don't know where that plane is at. The know exatly where it is, and we will see it again.

WillyGroper's picture

are you implying in pieces or a fake rescue?

markettime's picture

How many years in a row have we heard we are going to war with Iran? I am sensing a pattern here....

Crash Overide's picture

Peace does not make money for the ones knee deep in MIC companies...

The wars must continue for maximum profit and control.

SheepDog-One's picture

What isn't a false flag these days?

smlbizman's picture

could we bring back f_s for a guest appearence on this one?...hy

BigJim's picture

 ...Daniel Rubinstein..

Speaking of F_S, does anyone know anything about this Mr. Rubinstein's ancestry? Not that it would be at all relevant, of course, just curious...