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  1. Because Israel is the puppet master and every American administration since Truman (Eisenhower somewhat the exception) has sheepishly played the puppet, the one single clarifying question is never asked: If powerful Israel is so threatened by Iran, then why doesn’t Israel, rather than the US military attack Iran? If you can picture that invasion, by a Jewish army, you can see why it will never happen and why the USA must always follow Israel around scooping up the ofal. That is our role and Israel’s cowardly, racist politicians laugh at us for our shameful obedience.

    1. @ Richard Baldwin Cook:

      If you can picture that invasion, by a Jewish army,

      There are some non-Jews serving in the Israeli army. So I’d prefer you portray the IDF as an ‘Israeli army.’ Not as you did.

  2. The 14,000 additional troops sent to the Middle East in May, 2019, were deployed for missile defense, and to staff Navy ships which are there to protect shipping and prevent Iran from closing the Persian Gulf.

    These additional troops are defensive, and unable to accomplish regime change in Iran.
    But that’s beside the point.

    The additional American troops were deployed in May in response to Iranian attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure; attacks launched in desperation and in reaction to biting American sanctions.


    I mention this as the real cause of the Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia, because Richard had erroneously reported that Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia was in response to a Israel-Saudi-Kurd missile attack on Iranian proxies in Iraq.
    Incorrect. It’s sanctions, Stupid.

    Iran is now secretly deploying short range missiles in Iraq, in order to expand her field of operations against Israel, which is politically and militarily unable to force regime change on Iran. Iran has 80 million people, Israel 8 million.

    Since Saudi Arabia has now made her ‘separate peace’ with Iran, Iran can now focus her attention on her other regional enemy, Israel, and threaten Israel with Iran’s missile arsenal, the largest in the region.

    1. @ Jack:

      These additional troops are defensive,

      There is no such thing as a “defensive” deployment of 80,000 U.S. troops 10,000 miles from their homeland. We have a long history of projecting power aggressively and overthrowing regimes we don’t like. So calling two U.S. aircraft carriers, hundreds of war planes and tens of thousands of troops “defensive,” is just plain stupid.

      unable to accomplish regime change in Iran.

      If someone wanted to overthrow the Iranian regime they would start with a deployment of 80,000 troops. Then they’d wait for the right opportunity to escalate tensions once more and then they’d deploy more troops. Actually, force estimates say we’d only need 100,000 troops to invade Iran. So we’re a good deal of the way there now.

      And the fact that a right wing GOP senator is raising a red flag and questioning whether our policy is to invade Iran is something you and your Israeli war hawks should ponder.

      The Reuters article you mentioned is ridiculous. It has no byline. It says it has IRG sources but doesn’t say who they are. The very idea that senior IRG commanders are going to reveal top secret IRG meetings to a western journalist is preposterous. The idea that bombing the Saudi oil fields would serve as revenge for the U.S. rejecting JCPOA is laughable. Who did the attack benefit besides Iran? It benefited the U.S. because we are major oil producing competitors to the Saudis. No one in the U.S. has any love for the Saudis. We could care less about their oil fields being attacked. Finally, the IRG actually benefits from sanctions, so it’s highly unlikely it would launch such an attack in response to them. The IRG is far more concerned about the security of its own bases in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. It is the unprecedented Israeli attacks on Iraqi targets that damageed Iranian bases there which really has the IRG’s attention. That is what they wanted to respond to. Israel’s alliance with the Saudis is far more robust than the U.S. alliance with the Saudis. It is Israel to whom the Iranians were sending a signal with the Saudi attack. Not the U.S.

      Since Saudi Arabia has now made her ‘separate peace’ with Iran…

      You’re absolutely daft? A separate peace? What are you smoking??

      You are done in this thread.

  3. @richard cook
    Rather anti semitic the way you imply jewish domination of america and laugh at a jewish army (is that the same as an israeli army in your askewed world?)

    1. @ Shai: No, he said Israeli domination of U.S. policy toward Israel and the region. He has a point, though it’s exagerrated. Israel does exert maximum pressure and influence and at times does lead American by the nose (with the help of billionaires like Adelson pointing the way with hundreds of millions in cash donations).

      As for your objection to the Israeli army being called “Jewish,” I’d share your outrage if Israel didn’t relegate its non-Jewish citizens to 2nd class status and refuse to allow them to serve in elite units; thus making it largely an Israeli Jewish army.

  4. your ‘analysis’ is nonsense…….the us is not the cause of the iranian people’s misery, hunger, destitude…… that squarely falls on the shoulders/turbans of the mullahs who have spent 40 years killing stealing and lying ….leave the analysis to real iranians, who know their country and history much better than you!

  5. “As for your objection to the Israeli army being called “Jewish,” I’d share your outrage if Israel didn’t relegate its non-Jewish citizens to 2nd class status and “refuse to allow them to serve in elite units; thus making it largely an Israeli Jewish army.”

    There are many Druze, Carcasians and Beduins the in elite troops. The not so long ago ‘fashla’ in Gaza where the leading office in that elite group was killed is a prime example. I believe there were ‘duvdevan’.
    The killed Druze commando has not had his name released[as far as I know} because of security reasons.

    1. @ Avram:

      There are many Druze, Carcasians and Beduins the in elite troops.

      Not true. Non-Jews serve in a limited number of units. In comparison to the total number of troops in the IDF, the number of non-Jews is relatively small. The latter do, of course, serve in units where they need mistarvim.

      The Gaza unit was NOT Duvdevan. Clearly, you haven’t read my posts about this which identify the unit, Sayeret Matkal and the officer, Mahmoud Kheireddine. I suggest you Google this site on his name and you will read my reporting.

    1. @ Reut Levi: You’re being an idiot once again. You’re already moderated. Are you gunning for being banned as well? Do not try to be sarcastic or snarky here. It won’t work and will get you banned.

      As for your comment: the IDF has murdered over 200 Gazans during the Great March of Return. Thousands have been wounded & maimed for life.

      I have never condoned the wholesale slaughter of Iranian civilians by the authorities.

      You are done in this thread.

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  7. Why get so offended of using the term “Jewish army” about IDF? The “Israelis” do not hesitate to use in every possible situation the less clear religious origin of Arab countries’ and Iran’s military troops using terms like Sunni and Shia armies. Surely there are some non-Jews in IDF, but equally Iran has plenty of non-Shias serving in their armies (even most certainly some local Jews). “Israelis” do not hesitate to express the religious nature of Iran (or other “enemies”) using always these “ajatollah” insults and distain. But when Israel’s undeniable religious nature is even remotely mentioned begins this familiar anti-semitism and “not all Jews are” howling.

    Example of IDF’s Jewish nature from Wikipedia:

    Non-immigrating foreign volunteers typically serve with the IDF in one of five ways:

    The Mahal program targets young non-Israeli Jews or Israeli citizens who grew up abroad (men younger than 24 and women younger than 21). The program consists typically of 18 months of IDF service, including a lengthy training for those in combat units or (for 18 months) one month of non-combat training and additional two months of learning Hebrew after enlisting, if necessary. There are two additional subcategories of Mahal, both geared solely for religious men: Mahal Nahal Haredi (18 months), and Mahal Hesder, which combines yeshiva study of 5 months with IDF service of 16 months, for a total of 21 months. Similar IDF programs exist for Israeli overseas residents. To be accepted as a Mahal Volunteer, one must be of Jewish descent (at least one Jewish grandparent).

    Can all Muslims around the world serve in Iranian military or any other Muslim country’s army? Giving advanced military and religious training to foreign citizens chosen by their religious background is WHAT?

    1. @ Jack: Purported negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia mean precisely…nothing. So a news site claims there are talks. First, it may not be true. Second, even if it is true, it means two guys are sitting in a room somewhere talking. We don’t know what they’re talking about. We don’t know who they are. Third, even if the talks are substantive and serious, we still dont know where they lead.

      So your claim that the two countries have signed “a separate peace deal” is way premature, if not downright wrong.

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