by Felix Quigley

December 23, 2008

As we come to the end of the year things have never been so critical and tense as the situation facing Israel. Israel is now caught in events beyond its own making, that is triggered now in a new way by the very deep crisis in the world capitalist system effecting every country in the world. It is now becoming very clear that Russia is supplying the very advanced S300 missile defence system to the Iranian Mullah Fascists. This is all linked in with the US and EU NATO decision to make war on Russia, also China through Tibet, and is connected also with the Israeli ruling class decision to go with this encirclement and eventual war on Russia as was seen in the support (concrete) of Israel for Saakashvili, and the not to be dismissed support of Jewish leaders in American and Canada such as Belman and Norland for the Saakashvili atack on South Ossetia.

Now this decision of Russia to supply these Fascist Fiends with this equipment is a potential decision to wipe out Israel. The Russians must understand and be made to understand this is exactly what they are doing. This is worse than the Stalin pact with Hitler from 1939 to 1941 and even the treachery of the above mentioned in supporting the war against Russia by NATO does not change this one bit.

Israel now has no choice whatsoever.  It is terrible that the Jewish people who only sought a refuge from antisemitism in founding Israel have to do it. But Israel simply has no choice but to strike Iran with everything that they have. We on 4international are not war mongerers, the very opposite, but we have to learn to look reality in the face and act rationally in the face of that reality.

I do not think Israel now has months. Rather it has weeks. The Iranian Guards are on their way back, or are back, from Russia after being trained there in the use of these systems. Russia has been hiding the delivery but they surely are being delivered.

Back in the summer Gates working on behalf of US Imperialism tried to insist to Israel that these weapons would never reach Iran. Was he mistaken? Or was he in on the act of wanting Iran to get these systems? You decide because we on 4international are certain it is the latter.

And if we are right then Israel has to strike with all it has got and it has to strike alone.

Does Israel have any friends then. A thousand times we assert yes!!!

Israel has got the friends of ordinary people in every country, but at this late hour it is important to focus, and our focus is on the US working class people, whether Black, White or Mexican Chinese etc.

This places now a huge burden of responsibility on all Jewish organizations in America and Canada. They must at last grow up politically, stop their internal bickering, and make a huge effort to link up on these issues with the vast masses of the ordinary American people.

The DEBKAfile report on this, on which all must now act urgently, follows

[begin report here]

Russian S-300 anti-air weapon already delivered to Iran

DEBKAfile Special Report

December 18, 2008, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Despite the efforts of US and Israeli leaders, Moscow has begun delivering the highly sophisticated medium-range air defense S-300 system to Iran for securing its nuclear and strategic sites against potential attack.

The RIA news agency reported Wednesday night, Dec. 18: “Moscow has earlier met its obligations to supply Tor-M1 (short-range) systems to Iran and is currently implementing its contract to deliver S-300 systems.”

DEBKAfile‘s military sources disclose the S-300 deliveries began two weeks ago.

Their installation, coinciding with the return home of members of Iranian air defense officers from training in Russia, means that air or missile attacks on Iranian sites will henceforth be extremely difficult and carry a high price.

On 9th October, DEBKAfile‘s Moscow sources reported that Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert failed in the key mission of his trip to persuade Russian leaders to refrain from selling this advanced weapon to Iran and Syria.

On July 9, US Secretary of State Robert Gates said: “Based on what I know, it’s highly unlikely that those air defense missiles would be in Iranian hands any time soon.” Clearly, Gates was misinformed and his intelligence wrong, since five months on, those missiles are on their way to Iran.

While both the Bush administration and Israeli leaders insisted that a military option remained on the table if Iran persisted in its nuclear weapons program, neither took into account that Tehran was not deterred or standing idle.

This week, the Israeli defense ministry announced that Amos Gilead, a high official, would travel to Moscow Wednesday, Dec. 17 in a final bid to hold the Kremlin’s hand. But Olmert and defense minister Ehud Barak had missed another boat.

DEBKAfile‘s military and intelligence sources report that after Iran, Moscow will install the S-300 in Syria, focusing on securing the Russian naval bases going up in the Mediterranean port of Tartous. By selling these countries top-line weaponry, Moscow is strengthening its military presence and influence in two Middle East countries of especial interest to the United States and Israel – a tactic Soviet Russian employed in the Cold War.

It goes without saying that every person who has read 4international blog must now join in a huge effort in building up the Trotskyist movement in opposition to Stalinism, to revisionists like the pro Islamist SWP, and in opposition to the Butchers of the Serbs who are people like Kamm and his cronies on Harry’s Place.

There must be an end put to the sickness of propagandism. It is not just what people say which counts in this life. It is also what people do. There must be a big struggle to unite theory and practice in order to plot a future for humanity.