Israel And Iran: Inching Toward Armed Conflict

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Can you hear the drumbeat of war? It is getting louder.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on the final day of the Munich Security Conference that Israel might go a step beyond striking the proxy powers and instead take direct action against Iran. He was especially concerned about the possibility of a land bridge stretching from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea. According to the PM, Iran represents an existential threat and its permanent military presence in Syria is unacceptable to Israel.

The Feb. 10 incursion of what Israel called an Iranian drone from Syria into Israeli airspace has spiraled into a major fight, resulting in the downing of an Israeli jet and a broad wave of strikes against military targets in Syria alleged to be linked to Iran. This was the first time Israel has used force directly against Iran.

If Iran itself is attacked, its sites related to its nuclear program will top the list of the prime targets for Israel’s F-35, F-15, F-16, and Kfir fighters, drones, and intermediate-range Jericho missiles. There are different routes they could take, but all of them would require flying through the airspaces of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, or Turkey. None of these Muslim countries will openly allow Israel to use their airspace, but anti-Iran sentiments are strong in the Sunni-dominated Arab states. Some of them might be willing to look the other way. A clandestine agreement to tacitly allow Israeli aircraft to cross their air space is entirely possible. Anger could be vented publicly once the mission has been completed.

Iraq is not focused on monitoring its airspace - it has many other problems to deal with and Israel could take advantage of that. The route through Iraq looks like it might be the best option.

The distance that would need to be covered would be between 1,500 km (930 miles) and 1,800 km (1,120 miles). The aircraft will also have to make a return trip, so in-flight refueling will be a necessity. Israel is only believed to own between eight and ten large tanker aircraft (such as Boeing 707s). That will hardly be enough. The Israeli military is not particularly adept at aerial refuelling. If the aircraft have to fly undetected, the F-35s will have to forgo their externally mounted weapons in order to preserve their stealth capabilities. Then their payload will be reduced to only two JDAM-guided bombs in the internal bay. Pretty underwhelming.

Then Iran’s radars will have to be spoofed, and its air defenses, especially the Russian-made S-300, will have to be knocked out. It won’t be easy.

Israel has a few dozen laser-guided bunker buster bombs (the GBU-28). The Jericho III is an Israeli three-stage solid propellant missile with a payload of more than a ton and capable of carrying multiple low-yield independently targeted reentry warheads. All the targets in Iran fall within its range of up to 6,500 km (4,038 miles). These missile strikes are capable of destroying every command and control site, as well as all major nuclear facilities.

The Heron-2 and Eitan drones can hover in the air for more than 20 consecutive hours to provide guidance and intelligence and to jam Iranian communications and confuse its radar.

Israel would wage electronic warfare against Iran’s military and civilian infrastructure, such as its electric grids and Internet, creating interference with Iran’s emergency frequencies.

After the war has begun, Israel will come under rocket and missile attack from Iran’s proxies: Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah has up to 150,000 rockets that can reach anywhere in Israel. It is true however, that Israel possesses a sophisticated, multilayer, air-defense shield. A first-class intelligence and early-warning system will mitigate the fallout, but substantial damage will be unavoidable.

Israeli troops will have to deploy in the Strip and move across the Lebanese border. But the Shia group will have to fight on two fronts: in Syria to prop up the Assad government, and in Lebanon against Israel. Syria is likely to find itself involved in combat operations. Israel will go to any length to keep Iran and Hezbollah away from its border.

Iran may try to block the Strait of Hormuz. But even if it does not, global oil prices would go up. Iran or its proxies might attack US forces in the Middle East, primarily in Syria and Iraq. Should that happen, Iraq would likely become a battleground between US forces and Iranian proxies, with American reinforcements rushing in. Iran could punish the Americans for their support of Israel in Afghanistan.

A conflict between Israel and pro-Iranian forces would douse the light at the end of the tunnel so recently kindled as a result of the diplomatic initiatives in Syria by Russia, Turkey, and Iran. Once the shooting starts, all that work will go down the drain. This scenario could be prevented. As we have seen in some other situations, Russia is the only actor capable of effectively mediating. The US has become openly hostile toward Tehran and may have a hidden agenda in which peace is not the goal. There may be forces interested in sparking any conflict that would exacerbate the situation in Syria and bring a large-scale war against Iran even closer.



ebworthen Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:01 Permalink

"Unrest in the Middle East, gridlock in Congress, taxes due April 15th."

What else is new?  Jerusalem is just a place, as is the fetid Middle East.

Turn it all to glass and extract the oil. 

Let God sort them out.

LiteBeeer ebworthen Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:06 Permalink

Let's analyze current events with biblical eyes, not by man's reasoning analysis.

The god of this earth is Satan.

After the flood (4366 years ago), 7 beast empires ruled Jerusalem: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greek, Roman/Papacy, Ottoman/Islam. West leg revived as Vatican, and east leg died. Jacob/Israel is there now who liberated Jerusalem from the hands of the last beast islamic Ottoman.

Mohammad's death in June 8th 632 AD until 1922 to Ottoman's end was exactly 1290 years. Moreover, Mohammad's death to 6-day-war in 7th June 1967 where Jerusalem was reclaimed from islamic occupation makes 1335 years, to the exact day (8th June v.s. 7th June). This is a perfect match for Daniel 12:11-12 prophecy.

Daniel 12:11-12  "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days."

Iran serves Satan. Quran, Satan speaking, commands to kill Jews and Christians (i.e. Jesus).

In reply to by ebworthen

Scar Bro Bes Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:19 Permalink

lol, Syria knock an f-16 out the sky and netenyahu holds up debris of a $1k drone that the Iranians used to bait them with? Israel got baited, there's articles on Haaretz wondering why the Iranians sent the drone in the first place...LMAO. They don't even realise they got baited, lost an f-16, a reaper drone, a pilot and another pilots ass functionality LOLOLOL. The ejector seat broke the pilots ass... literally funny as fuck. Thats what you call ASSHURT!!

Oh no, but it's all cool cause the jew is holding up some debris. King of lies. Jews won't get very far without american help because as soon as the aggressor starts incurring casualties, he loses the will to fight and will probably look for the next flight to Jew York. The rest of the region has had war thrust upon it by Israel for over a century, so they have the stomach for a fight.

If only someone would fight wars for the meek jewboys. I mean, money is no substitute for balls.

In reply to by Bes

giovanni_f Scar Bro Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:08 Permalink

There are more war-thirsting Zionists in the US than in Israel. And many are occupying key positions in politics and media (the same complex) and the MIC with all its affiliated government agencies and armies of lobbyists in the DC whorehouse.

But even with all the power they hold, the Zionists would not have been able to turn the US into their pansy if it wasn't for the extreme religious evangelical right (e.g. Pence) who are mentally, ideologically (and intellectually) on the same page as ISIS or their Wahabi sponsors.

In reply to by Scar Bro

eforce giovanni_f Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:38 Permalink

Apparently the Syrians also hit an F-35 but the IDF claims it was bird strike, seems unless one crashes and they can't cover it up they will lie.

Also in the advent of war, Hezbollah will likely saturate Israel with rockets first and then Iran will follow up once the air defenses are depleted. It's unlikely though given Iran has a much bigger advantage by keeping it as a proxy war.

In reply to by giovanni_f

msamour eforce Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

The coordinates for the Dimona nuclear complex are known. If Israel gets too adventurous Iran will saturate the sky above the reactor with rockets, missiles, and everything they can throw at it. Iran does not need nuclear weapons, they only need to take out the Dimona nuclear complex. That is why the Zionists are deathly afraid of Iran. They would never admit that publicly though...

In reply to by eforce

Implied Violins Bes Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

We are probably already there:

The first article says that this joint missile drill already happened, but the second one says it will begin March 4th.  Could this just be disinformation, put out there for Isrealites to read so they aren't alarmed by the presence of so many American troops, and the festivities could happen at ANY time?


In reply to by Bes

ProstoDoZiemi Four Star Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:34 Permalink

That can't be true, the real metric should be how many war ready and functional tanks does Russia have, that would be an interesting number in relation. Remember when the Soviet Union broke apart and all that defense spending went through the floor.... ummmm  yeaaaaaa lol  Not to discount them still a very powerful military hands down.

In reply to by Four Star

Slack Jack BennyBoy Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:02 Permalink

There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.


The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

In reply to by BennyBoy

Slack Jack Slack Jack Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:02 Permalink

The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country intended for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near the tiny ancient settlement of Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly really old) documents, in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found. No other really old documents in the Hebrew characters have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years earlier than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that all the scrolls were produced and hidden in the Qumran caves before 70 AD (the supposed time of the mythical sack of Jerusalem by the Romans).

The critics are not given access to the scrolls nor even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

In fact, for decades, only seven scholars are given access to the scrolls.

This goes on till certain critics are dead and the scrolls have been purged of all anachronisms (like Arabic numerals).

Then, in 1991, only 45 years after their "discovery", the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, without consent, makes facsimile copies of the scrolls available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents, for example, the "Damascus Document," are nearly identical to documents from the Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their source there.

Worldwide, there are ten manuscripts of the "Damascus Document" from the Dead Sea scrolls and two from the Cairo Genizah. This strange distribution is a result of the fraud. The "Damascus Document" was first published in 1910 by Solomon Schechter in "Fragments of a Zadokite Work."

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now, the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, the synagogue (and its Jews) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are very similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

Internal evidence from the scrolls themselves indicates a Medieval production. See, here.

And, the fact that many scrolls are written on vellum (90% of them) proves these are indeed a Medieval production.

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Hebrew documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics (about 900 manuscripts were "recovered"; about six hundred separate works), while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 200 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

In reply to by Slack Jack

mark1955 Concertedmaniac Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:11 Permalink

Agree 100% about the False Flag!


Israel will Try to stage one against one of Our Military assets ( Ala the 1967 attack on the USS Liberty blamed falsely on Egypt ), or a False Flag by Our own government against the American people blamed wrongly and Deliberately on  Iran or North Korea, to Try and get the American people on board World War Three and also to Try and use as an excuse to Try and Declare Martial Law to Try and use as a pretext, to get the American Military on the Streets of the United States for:

1. Food/Firearms Confiscation,

       2. Mandatory military/national service


       3. mandatory microchipping/vaccination


       4. Our Enslavement and Genocide by our government and the Rothschild/Rockefeller NWO!

                                      Do Not Comply with anymore Wars for the Globalists!

In reply to by Concertedmaniac

mark1955 Folkvar Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:31 Permalink


I Also wish Iran Good Luck!


All my fellow Americans should remember the Israeli Staged False Flag attack against the USS Liberty in 1967. That attack is where the Israeli's strafed the USS Liberty, in attempt to Try and Slaughter the entire crew and then blame the Egyptians falsely for the attack, so in theory at least, the American people would get onboard a War with Egypt on the side of Israel!


   Please remember, ANY attack against the United States or any of our military assets or interests here or abroad, will have been conducted against us by our own government or the Israeli's, to Try and use as a pretext to Try and take away more of Our God Given Liberty!

In reply to by Folkvar

BobEore TBT or not TBT Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:03 Permalink

Let's analyze current events with biblical eyes, not by man's reasoning analysis.

Let's cut the bullshit... and the googly eyes crap too.

Srael & Iran are two sides of the same face. Just look close up at a weird beard shiite 'imam' and you see the reverse image of a talmudic 'rebbe'

Iran will join the emerging URRassian Energy Cartel as a junior partner to Moscow and tel aviv talmudic mafiya play. The rest of the piece is just mindless blather from the usual suspects

cept for this: yes once the cartel has control of the muddled easts most desire asset= OIL Price will indeed go UP>

no biblical prophets required for that call!

In reply to by TBT or not TBT

PrivetHedge LiteBeeer Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:31 Permalink

Jesus wasn't a jew.

Also today's 'jew' is an ashkenazi pharisee.

You can see who the Israeli pharisees worship by the occult symbol on their flag - the six pointed Star of Moloch. There is no star of David in the bible and judaism is not an Abrahamic faith.

So rather then the chosen ones of God, Israelis are pharisees of the devil.

In reply to by LiteBeeer

Mr. Drysdale LiteBeeer Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:00 Permalink

I agree and I too am into biblical eschatology in a huge way. It took me 10 years to understand biblical patterns and typologies and to this day I'm obsessed with the subject. But try as you might (and I commend you) to educate or pique the curiosity of others here on this subject, it won't work. I've seen more vitriolic and hateful comments here towards Christians and Jews than any other news site. 

In reply to by LiteBeeer

MusicIsYou Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:10 Permalink

Hey Iran. They aren't my Jews. Kill them. You have God's permission. In fact I demand you kill them. They aren't my sea. You don't want to see God moved to taking out seas.

LiteBeeer MusicIsYou Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:26 Permalink

...said a Satan worshiping mohammedan. Murdering your fellow brethren is sin according to God's law and punished with eternal death in the lake of fire. Don't be a tool for the fallen Lucifer.

I urge you to love your neighbor, as Jesus said. Ordinary Jews are just like you and me.

Expose globalist Jews and the Talmud. Hate the sin, love the sinner.

In reply to by MusicIsYou