Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Today, the Iranians and Israelis are issuing statements on precise military details, especially the latter, which signifies the strong likelihood of a military strike against Iran.

For example, recently, the former Mossad director told the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ that the worst possible scenario would be if Iran possessed nuclear weapons within a year because the time left for confrontation would become increasingly shorter.

With Israel intensifying its threats on Iran and with the escalation of the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, we find that instead of threatening Israel back, Iran is directing its threats on to the Gulf region and its states.

And instead of flexing its military might, Iran is brandishing its allies in the Arab world, particularly Lebanon and Palestine!

Substantiating the threat against the Gulf States, we find the Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad al Jaafari, stating in the Iranian daily ‘Jamejam’ that

“If there were a confrontation between us and an enemy from outside of the region, then the parameters of the confrontation will certainly include oil.”

And just like that with utmost candor – even if the attack was by Israel!

What Tehran is subjecting the Gulf States to can only be described as political blackmail. Iran wants the neighboring states to remain silent about its desire to possess nuclear weapons so that it may build a formidable military power that would enable it to impose control over the Arab and regional states – and it wants to achieve all that with the consent of and behind the cover of the Arabs themselves.

And in the event of the international community or Israel attempting to prevent this, Iran’s response is to directly threaten the Gulf States and their security and sources of stability.

As such, the gravity of maintaining a neutral position in the face of Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons has become the same as taking a stand against the Gulf countries and the Arab world.

All signs indicate Iran’s hostile attitude towards the Arab states – not to mention that it deals with them with a blatant superiority so that the Gulf and Arab countries have become playing cards or hostages to Tehran, and this is what we have repeatedly been warning of.

Even when Iran threatens Israel with retaliating on its territory; it does that through the Iranian Hezbollah in Lebanon and via Hamas – not through Tehran’s long-range missiles that it takes pride in.

The Iranian threat to use Hezbollah and Hamas are proof that Iran’s sole reason for investing in these movements was for its own security, contrary to the propaganda that has deceived many in the Arab world that upholds that Iran is keen to support the Palestinian cause and to liberate the Arab territories.

The Iranian statements reveal the truth behind Iran’s view of the Gulf States, in addition to the danger of its agents in our countries, since it has become clear that the battles fought by the movements affiliated to Iran in our countries are not our battles as some have been fooled into believing, but rather battles fought to defend Tehran’s ambitions and accounts.

submitted by TaRiQ

GsGf Notes:

Times Online UK updates Tariq's esssay with threats from Iran about using those precious missiles indeed.

"Major-General Mohammad Jafari, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard, told a Tehran daily: “This country [Israel] is completely within the range of the Islamic Republic’s missiles. Our missile power and capability are such that the Zionist regime – despite all its abilities – cannot confront it.”

The editorial in one of the Regime's newspapers, Jomhouri Eslami, said: “Our response will hit right at their temple.”


Findalis said...

Israel has missiles too. With the Dolphin class submarines, and the Popeye Turbo Cruise Missile (they can be nuclear), Little Satan can hit any point in Iran.

Add to that the Shavit missile (SHAVIT is a three-stage satellite launcher, powered by three solid fuel rocket motors. The first two stages lift the launcher to an altitude of approximately 110 km. From this point, the launcher continues to gain height while coasting up to approximately 250 km, where the launcher positions itself and ejects the satellite shroud. After the separation of the main instrumentation compartment and while the launcher is spinning, the third stage motor is ignited. Thus, the satellite is inserted accurately into its transfer orbit at an altitude of approximately 260 km.) and Little Satan is a very powerful foe.

Now Iran has the Shahab-3 and Shahab-4 missiles. Both have been fired by N.Korea and they didn't have any success with them.

But I believe that Iran's talk is just that. Tough talk. They are afraid that Great Satan will come down hard on their asses.

And they are right.

Ben Sutherland said...

It's good this thing will over, huh? I mean, all you have to do is strike Iran's nuclear facilities, oust the hardline regime, and Israeli security will be guaranteed like a U.S. savings bond.

I just wish all those eggheads would figure out how simple this whole thing is and how everything is going to be safe as mother's milk.

Finally, we will be rid of the Iranian threat. Now I can, at long last, take my Persian and Mesopotamian tour in the land of eternal peace, harmony, and hegemony.

Can anyone really doubt that this is the road to peace in the Middle East?

Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

The diplomatic endgame is fast approaching, soon someone, some nation is going to be forced to make an austere choice. Be it Americans or Israeli's, either way Iran will be hit hard ...

Nikki said...

great post Courtney...informative. :)N