ISRAEL DID NOT DEFEND GADHAFI AGAINST THE EMPIRE/JIHAD. THEIR LEADERS THUS BETRAYED THE ORDINARY JEWISH PEOPLE. NOW WILL ISRAELI LEADERS BREAK FROM US AND FIGHT THE IRAN JIHAD.
LATEST ON IRAN
THE COLLISION BETWEEN OBAMA AND ISRAEL IS TOTAL
SANCTIONS WILL NOT/CANNOT STOP THEM
TOTAL BETRAYAL OF THE JEWS OF ISRAEL BY THE US ELITES
The new round of sanctions will not stop Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, said Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak in a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 24, stressing that Israel’s hand was always near the trigger. His comments aimed at cooling the optimistic notes emanating from Washington, Europe and some Israeli circles Monday after the European Union foreign ministers approved an oil embargo against Iran from July 1 and froze its central bank’s assets. The US then applied sanctions to Iran’s third biggest bank, Bank Tejerat.
Barak said that because Iran had not stopped developing a nuclear weapon Israel had not removed any options from the table. We say this “very seriously,” he stressed.
Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu greeted the European sanctions by saying that they were positive but would not stop or interrupt Iran’s drive for a nuclear weapon.
The defense minister agreed that the Europeans had started out in the right direction. But he saw no reason to hold off until July before the oil embargo went into effect or to delay a boycott on transactions by Iran’s central bank. Oil shortfalls can be made up within weeks, Barak pointed out, from Saudi Arabia’s huge reserves, from the oil produced by Libya and from expanded Iraqi production.
debkafile’s sources report that, seen from Israel, Obama administration and the European Union are holding sanctions off until summer to give US, European and Iranian back-channel emissaries using Turkey’s good offices enough space to get nuclear negotiations resumed.
JUST REPEATING OLD TRICKS
Iran is being offered to chance to repeat the old tricks, say Israeli sources, after repeatedly and successfully pulling them off in the last seven years, of sitting the world powers down for talks while carrying on blithely with plans for the first Shiite Muslim nuke. The extra six months will be a useful grace time for Iran to secrete its nuclear facilities in fortified underground bunkers.
HOW TRUE HOW TRUE HOW TRUE
According to the same old scenario, when July comes around, the US and European powers will seek to postpone sanctions so as not to jeopardize the talks with Iran.
Barak’s words about the sanctions not being tough enough and “too far off” reflected his government’s belief that the oil embargo cannot gain enough momentum by July to seriously upset the Iranian economy; another six months would be needed, so taking the new sanctions drive up to early 2013.
NOT ITS CENTRAL BANK
The Netanyahu government was also disappointed by President Barack Obama imposing sanctions on Iran’s third largest bank – not its central bank. This left Tehran with enough leeway to activate bilateral financial mechanisms for dodging the oil embargo and financial penalties in conjunction with the governments which have opted out of the US-EU sanctions and continue to trade with Iran.
In another part of his interview, the Israeli defense minister said Iran had climbed down over its first threat to shut the Strait of Hormuz to US aircraft carriers. Heeding the US pledge to use its might to guarantee free passage through the strait, Tehran let the USS Abraham Lincoln escorted by British and French warships pass through Jan. 22 without incident.
IT IS NO MORE THAN POLITICAL THEATRE BETWEEN THE IRAN FASCISTS AND US EMPIRE
Barak was convinced the Iranians would not make good on their current threat to close the strait if its oil transactions were embargoed. And if they tried, it would not be for long because American and European fleets would reopen to Hormuz so that one-fifth of the oil shipped to world markets would leave for its destinations.
In the defense minister’s view, therefore, Iran is in no position to hold the world’s oil markets to ransom.
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT NETANYAHU WILL ACT AGAINST IRAN AND SAVE THE JEWS? I DO NOT KNOW BUT I THINK SO. THIS IS WHY.
I on behalf of 4international about 3 years ago claimed more than once that Netanyahu was in many ways a weak leader but that he had one serious political task that he would carry out on behalf of the Jews, that was to protect the Jews by stopping Iran getting its hands on the Nuclear Bomb. I would have wished that he would have struck this Bomb Making (not Iran in general) then and not delayed. But i never left that thought that Netanyahu would carry this out.
In a way this insight was not so difficult. But nobody else I could see spelt it out. I thought that the Jews if they wanted to go on living had no choice. This was based on reading the statements and jibes against Israel coming non-stop from Iran, calling Jews a cancerous growth on society and so on. Where did we hear that before? From the Nazis of course.
There was another source for me being convinced that Netanyahu not only had to act but woluld act. I read an interview which Netanyahu gave to American and Canadian bloggers maybe now several years ago. One was Pamela Geller, another was Omri Coren with whom I had terrible differences over the withdrawal from Gaza. I was very impressed with what Netanyahu was saying in this short interview. he had one thing on his mind…Iran. He also was repeating continually that everything depended on the ordinary people of America. he did not exactly use those words “ordinary people of America” but believe me that was the essence. In other words Netanyahu knew or sensed very well that the US Imperialist elite would always be looking after THEIR interests. You could see his crisis. He and the Jews could not defend on the US meaning the US elite.
I have been terribly disappointed in many things about Netanyahu but I have never really forsaken that initial thought, that Netanyahu would save Israel from the Iranian Nuclear Bomb.
More recently, in fact very recently, there is a new factor in that Newt Gingrich has stated AND BACKED IT UP that the Palestinians so-called are a false flag operation, they are set up by antisemitism to destroy the Jews. They have no historical validity. they require a complete revision of not only written history but even archaeology. They require especially the writing out of history of Hajj Amin el Husseini, really in every sense the originator of the “Palestinians”. Again I do not think Newt can be trusted but if this is his only service to history and the Jews he is already my hero. Newt is not a Jewish leader but in this he has already surpassed any Jewish leader. Even if Newt was to do the opposite in power he has opened it up for others.
To shorten all of these thoughts, I see the situation now as being, israel must take on Obama and Clinton and strike independently against that mountain near QOM, the mountain in which death is being prepared. It is in one way fairly simple. Using nuclear tactical weapons Israel must seal over that mountain with a thick layer of glass so that nothing can go in or come out. Those killers who are inside will not come out and that is good. That is a humane action and all human and animal life should honour the Jews for carrying it out.
(read this recent analysis by debka)
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advised visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey Friday, Jan.20 that the time for action against Iran was now, for two reasons: First, the conviction that Iran has passed the point of no return for developing a nuclear weapon; and second, the diminishing prospects for a US-led embargo on Iranian oil to catch on before it is too late.
The Obama administration disputes the Israeli prime minister on both points, insisting there is still time for tough sanctions to incapacitate the Iranian economy and stop Tehran before it reaches the point of no return in its drive for a nuke. Israel insists that this pivotal point was reached four years ago in 2008.
Gen. Dempsey was exhaustively briefed on the Israeli position during his whirlwind interviews Friday with President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and three conversations with Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, one with key General Staff officers.
It was not by chance that Maj. Gen. (ret.) Asher Yadlin, until last year Israel chief of military intelligence, maintained in a detailed article in the Tel Aviv daily Maariv: “If Iranian leaders were to convene tonight and decide to go ahead with the secret production of a nuclear bomb, they already possess the resources and components for doing so. This [capability] was once defined as the point of no return. [As matters stand] now, Iran’s nuclear timeline no longer hinges on the calendar; it rests entirely on a decision in Tehran.”
The former intelligence chief was saying that for four years, the US and Israeli governments colluded in propagating the false assumption that Iran had not reached a nuclear weapon capability. Presenting a highly problematic oil embargo in 2012 as capable of putting Iran off its nuclear stride is equally illusory.
Yadlin’s disclosure provided backing for Netanyahu who Thursday, Jan. 19, at the end of a visit to Holland, asserted for the first time: “Iran has decided to become a nuclear state” and called for “action now to stop Iran before it’s too late.”
Some of Israel’s cabinet ministers tried to soften the impact of the prime minister’s words by suggesting that his bluntness aimed at pushing President Barack Obama into implementing the sanctions he signed into law on Dec. 30 targeting Iran’s central bank and oil sales, and giving him an extra lever for bringing the European Union and Asian powers aboard.
But Netanyahu soon put them right. According to debkafile’s Jerusalem sources, he lined them all up to inform Gen. Dempsey – and through him President Obama – that they did not believe in those sanctions and suspected the Obama administration of orchestrating their buildup as a tool for holding Israel back from a unilateral strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
debkafile’s oil sources in Asia and Europe report that updated figures confirm how little traction the oil embargo campaign has achieved so far:
There is no evidence that China, Japan, South Korea, India, Turkey and the European Union members, which purchase in total 85 percent of Iran’s total average export of 2.5 million barrels a day, have cancelled any part of their orders.
While China – which in 2011 bought from Iran 550,000 barrels a day, covering 11 percent of its oil – cut its orders down in January by 285,000, this had nothing to do with an embargo. Beijing was simply exploiting the threat of an embargo to squeeze from Iran a discount on prices and reduction of its debt for previous purchases. China made it clear to the Security Council that is opposed to “sanctions, pressure and military threats” against Iran. After settling its price dispute with Tehran, China fully intends to return to its former level of trade, even if it decides to partially diversify its oil sources to Saudi Arabia following Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s Middle East trip this month.
The European Union, which buys some 450,000 barrels per day from Iran, holds a special meeting Monday, Jan. 23, after failing last week to approve a cutback on purchases from Iran. Iran provides Greece, Italy and Spain respectively with about 25 percent, 13 percent and 10 percent of their oil. They are holding out for a very partial embargo and want it delayed until the end of 2012.
Japan, while pledging publicly to keep reducing its purchases of Iranian crude by 100,000 barrels a day, is waiting to see whether China and India join the ban. “The United States should try and talk more with India and China as they are the biggest buyers of Iranian crude,” said Japan’s foreign minister Koichiro Gemba this week, clearly passing the buck.
South Korea is only willing to forgo 40,000 bpd, but is asking for a waiver.
India’s Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said this week that India, which as Iran’s second biggest buyer after China relies on Iran for 12 percent of its imports (3,500,000-4,000,000 bpd), will continue to trade with Tehran and not abide by sanctions.
In anticipation of a US-led ban on Iran’s central bank, Delhi announced this week that the CBI would open an account with an Indian bank for receiving payment for its oil, partly in Indian rupees instead of US dollars.
Turkey, keen to position itself as broker between the West and Tehran and the venue for future nuclear negotiations, is maintaining its import level of 200,000 bpd of crude from Iran.
Given the snaillike progress of the international oil sanctions campaign against Iran, the Israeli Prime Minister informed Gen. Dempsey Friday that he could not see his way to giving the Obama administration more time for these penalties to work. He stressed that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program had reached the critical point where time was of the essence for preempting a nuclear-armed Iran.
A NEW ISSUE CONNECTED WITH ALL OF THISWHY DOES CAROLINE GLICK NOT CARRY MY CRITIICISM?
GLICK CONTINUES DOING THE DIRTY WORK FOR US IMPERIALISM (THAT IS MY HONEST OPINION)
MUST BREAK UP THIS ISRAEL/US CLIQUE WHICH WILL BETRAY THE JEWS
I PLACED THIS COMMENT ON GLICK’S WEBSITE AND SHE HAS CENSORED IT
I WROTE THIS
This article by Caroline Glick has got some good analysis but it is confused over vital matters. My criticism here is that the Israel leaders did not defend ben Ali, Gaghbo, mubarak, Gadhafi and others too numerous now to mention unconditionally against the Empire/Jihad.
Now Caroline Glick is actually inviting the Empire/Jihad to crush Assad. What a betrayal this is.
In the 1930s the world was faced with the invasion by the Nazi Mussolini on Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia)
I wrote in an article on March 21, 2011 as the forces of Jihad and Obama/Cameron were gathering against Muammar Gadhafi:
“We defend Gadhafi and his forces unconditionally, in the same way that Leon Trotsky defended Haile Selassie against Nazi attack in the 1930s”
(I WROTE THAT BECAUSE GLICK NOT FOR A SECOND DEFENDED GADHAFI AGAINST THE EMPIRE/JIHAD AND I MAINTAIN MOST STRONGLY THAT IS THE CENTRAL ISSUE OF TODAY. I IMPLY THAT GLICK IS AN AGENT OF US IMPERIALISM AS ARE MOST OF THE ISRAELI LEADERS. THEY WILL NOT BREAK FROM US IMPERIALISM AND MAKE ISRAEL AN INDEPENDENT FIGHTING FORCE. THIS FILLS ME WITH DREAD FOR THE PLICHT OF THE JEWS UNDER SUCH LEADERS. I CONSIDER GLICK’S CENSORSHIP OF THE VIEWS OF 4INTERNATIONAL AS A GREAT BETRAYAL OF THE JEWS)
OK it is a long time ago but the events of the 1930s were then strongly debated. Should one defend Selassie who was actually a despot who believed in slavery against the Nazis. Leon Trotsky was unhesitating in that Selassie had to be defended unconditionally.
That is actually a great precedent.
Caroline Glick in my opinion is very wrong in her treatment of these vital issues.
Contrary to what she says Israel has got a great deal to lose in this Arab nightmare.
Furthermore the issue of Syria is exactly the same as Egypt and of Libya, which in turn is largely similar to Abyssinia in the 1930s, although it is a new historical period.
Assad must be defended unconditionally against the combination of western imperialism, at the moment the Obama type, and the Jihad.
Assad strange as it is and may sound is actually fighting here against the Jihad, which is represented above all by Obama/Qatar/Al Jazeera
And so on. This is a battle for principle. These are political positions that have to be taken up and these positions of leadership have got serious repercussions.
For example if you do not defend Assad unconditionally then if he is overthown the consequences of Sharia and the massacre of Christians/Kurds etc. because of Sharia, and their total flight, will be serious. That must follow if Assad falls as did Gaghbo, Ben Ali, Gadhafi and Mubarak.
Just as with Leon Trotsky calling for unconditional defence of Selassie did not imply agreement with Selassie so the same applies here exactly. If we call for the defence of Assad in Syria against the Jihad/Imperialism/Qatar Arab League alliance it does not (neither) imply political agreement on our part with Assad and the Syrian Baathists.
FOLLOWING THAT UP YESTERDAY WITH A SHORTER COMMENT WITH SAME CONTENT
My shorter one of yesterday on the same theme to Glick’s website has been censored! This is betrayal of the first order. we must have freedom of speech.
Actually it was not censored by glick. It appears on her site today but there seemed to be a 24 hour at least delay. That threw me.
But all of the issues remain. The comments to the Glick article are what I would call diabolical. They are totally dangerous to the Jewish people of Israel.
All the comments are refusing to take up the defence of Assad against the Jihad/Empire charge for new ground for Islam.