Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All Roads Lead to Iran Redux

Back in June, we covered the following -
Because we just can't have enough war -

debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that Monday, June 13, the US deployed the USS Bataan amphibian air carrier strike vessel opposite Syria's Mediterranean coast with 2,000 marines, 6 war planes, 15 attack helicopters, including new V-22 Ospreys, and 27 choppers for landing forces aboard.Also this week, US naval units went operational in the Aegean, Adriatic and Black Seas as part of the joint US-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2011 exercise.
The USS Monterrey cruiser armed with Aegis surface missile interceptors has additionally been stationed in the Black Sea. Western sources additonally report a build-up of ship-borne anti-missile missile strength in the Mediterranean basin.

This huge concentration of naval missile interceptor units looks like preparations by Washington for the contingency of Iran, Syria and Hizballah letting loose with surface missiles against US and Israeli targets in the event of US military intervention to stop the anti-opposition slaughter underway in Syria.
The Real Effect
Please, please, please think about the rationale being offered here. 'We might invade Syria and the local powers might try and stop us. So we have to deploy enough force to repel them.'
It appears that the absolute whupping the IDF took in Lebanon just a few years ago is not enough to deter them from picking yet another fight.
Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to take part in mass incursions into Lebanon if another round of fighting with Hezbollah breaks out. Just as important, they are being trained to heed the legal implications.

Officers say the Israel Air Force would destroy targets like training bases and rocket-launching pads within a few days, based on the intelligence gathered by the Israel Defense Forces. But this would not be enough, so a ground offensive would be necessary.

"When you stick an [Israeli] flag [on enemy territory], there's no question who won," says a high-ranking officer who requested anonymity. "You need to seize a geographic space. This is the only way the concept of victory can be established." 
The Real Effect
In as much as 'Israel' was a victim during WWII (Note, no such nation existed at the time), much of the immediate area in and around Israel is being victimized by Israel in a trading of roles here. What does not matter is whether an individual's untimely demise comes at the hands of a gun wielded by a thug Nazi or a 2,000 pound smart bomb carried by an IAF F-16, a racist, nationalistic cult that seeks to murder other people via the 'theater of war' are just that, murderers. Just as Israel was created by the British as a Mideast 'aircraft carrier', a facade of 'self-defense' immediately crumbles when it turns out that the other side was created by Israel in the first place!

But that seems to be true no matter what the circumstances precisely because it works so well

In reality, this is nothing more then a semi-justifiable (in the biblical sense) case of land grabbing where one nation creates proxy agents to act in a fashion to create reasonable justification for an otherwise completely unjustifiable act.

This is not to say that the Muslims' swords are not also stained with the blood of the innocent, rather that the solution to such a dilemma is not further bloodshed, rather an immediate, enforced end to hostilities and a conveyance of justice.

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