Beyond the Cusp

March 6, 2015

Netanyahu Equivalence Statement, Compare and Contrast ISIS and Iran

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu made a reference in his speech which might have been overlooked by some but was as important as any other commentary he made about Iran. This reference might also have been overlooked as Iran has taken the lead and once again President Obama is leading from behind, or better put, withdrawing from the fore and soon to disappear altogether. The statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that there is more than one Islamic group whose goal is world conquest and as hard as we were fighting one, the world needs to have the same resolve fighting the other. The other threat was ISIS which he termed an equal threat as is Iran and the only difference between Iran and ISIS is the form or kind of Islam each represent which also explains why both find the other intolerable. ISIS represents Sunni Islam while Iran is the leader of Shiite Islam. Each group sees the other as their mortal enemy as they believe the others to be apostates and as such to be the worst of the worst peoples on the planet and deserving of immediate death as they profane the words of the Prophet and slander the name of Allah. This is part of the reason that Iran had stepped up to assist the strikes against ISIS and why they are spearheading the actions to destroy ISIS even to the point of arming the Kurdish Militias and flying airstrikes in assistance of their efforts.

 

ISIS has gone further in some ways as has Iran as Iran also is far more pragmatic than ISIS who has retrogressed to the earliest forms of Islam as they held when they first strived to go forth onto conquest of the known world and potentially beyond. This is Islam 101, the most strident and most violent form of Islam and what allowed Islam to burst forth from the Arabian Peninsula on their way to the early conquests across the Middle East and across Northern Africa converting whole tribes and peoples as they continued their conquests. The leaders of ISIS see themselves as the ones to purify Islam and by such complete the world conquest which Mohammad presumably spoke of as inevitable. Of course in order to proceed to conquest of the world, ISIS needs to purify all the lands of Islam and to put to death those who have led their people astray, the apostates. This is why they have spread their seedling of a caliphate into Iraq and have spoken of their intentions of removing every dictator of the current Islamic nations such as the Saudi Royal Family and every other nation with leaders chosen by elections or by means other than to complete world conquest. Thus far ISIS has seen none other than themselves worthy of being inheritors of the title of Caliph which is partly why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has claimed the title of Caliph and led his followers. There are other groups throughout the Muslim world who claim to have similar goals which Prime Minister Netanyahu might have also listed with such a goal with the most obvious to Israel being Hamas who has in its founding charter the aim of spreading Islam across the globe while concurrently killing the Jews wherever they might be found. Whereas Hezballah has also made similar statement about slaughtering the Jews worldwide, despite commentary by Nasrallah who expressed his hopes for all the Jews to return to Israel such that it would make their murdering every Jew that much easier. But Hezballah need not worry if their goals are honorable enough as their worship being Shiite Islam and not Sunni Islam.

 

In the end, despite the near uncountable numbers of sects of Islam, there must only be one single form of Islam and Iran and ISIS are on opposite ends. This similar but opposing goal by ISIS and Iran is to conquer all the Muslim lands bringing them under one ruler and thus reestablishing the Caliphate as well as establishing one single form of Islam with ISIS enforcing Sunni and Iran enforcing Shia Islam. Hamas would have the identical world view as does ISIS all the way down to enforcing Sunni Islam as the sole true religion, they just have different starting points, Hamas desires killing the Jewish in the Islamic lands first and then reuniting the Muslim world under one true form of Islam, Sunni, while ISIS desires reuniting the lands of Islam first and purifying them to strident Sunni Islam before anything else. ISIS might even see Hamas efforts to be amongst the most sacred as they are striving to reclaim lands which were previously ruled by Islam through the conquest of Israel and the replacing of the infidel governance with Sunni Islam. The other difference that might exist between ISIS and Hamas is whether the Caliph has actually returned, let alone that the Caliph is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One might think that Hamas would name Haniyeh or Marshal as the new Caliph before choosing to recognize al-Baghdadi as filling that role. No matter how such differences may be resolved, that is of little concern when the main concern is the end of either as a threat to society, and as such recognizing the dangers posed by each and not continuing ignoring the threats by one or either group.

 

The most obvious reasoning behind Prime Minister Netanyahu in pressing the similarities in the goals of ISIS and Hamas was to symbolize the dangers posed by Iran just as much as to point out that there were two overt threats currently vying for supremacy and that both posed an equal threat to the Western world. He also wanted to point to the fact that the Western world has marshalled together an offensive against one group, ISIS, and at the same time was coddling the nuclear threat the other was aspiring to attain to use against the Western world in a future confrontation. The pressing importance which has been placed at combating ISIS before they gain control over more areas, take additional military air bases and eventually sufficient airpower to pose an additional threat in the air as they currently pose on the ground was just as important as preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons now or ten years from now or ever as long as they retain their current leadership. Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed that simply making a deal which has the Iranians agreeing to put off their production of nuclear weapons for some ten years was as insane an idea as it was an inane idea. First off, Prime Minister Netanyahu listed that expecting Iran to subject themselves to inspections even by the IAEA which they had circumvented, limited, abrogated and simply refused permission to inspect areas which were of upmost urgency and importance such as the military base at Parchin where it is feared the work on the nuclear trigger device was carried out and where there has been much removal and additional replacement of soil and now the construction of buildings over the site which housed this vital research all simply to make the site useless to inspectors which have been deterred and may not even be permitted entry after all the scrubbing has been completed. Such a nuclear trigger mechanism is important and must be perfected to a certain degree of perfection in order to initiate nuclear fission in an atomic bomb and is of even more critical importance to be refined to perfection if to be used to detonate a thermo-nuclear bomb, a hydrogen fusion device; the latter providing an exponential level of power per warhead.

 

Iran has been given sufficient free range in their nuclear program for too long already and definitely should have the desired technology for fashioning a nuclear bomb and potentially a thermo-nuclear bomb should they desire such. Once they reach such a level of proficiency, they will have attained a level of invulnerability for their respective terror forces such as IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps), Hezballah, the Houthis in Yemen and whatever others they may have such as those who are trained at the tri-border region camps in South America and who have been instrumental in the terror attacks over the years in Argentina. Not only would the possession of nuclear weapons be sufficient a threat, but the addition of a tested single stage intercontinental rocket would give Iran global reach with which to threaten anyone anywhere they desired to do so be it Washington D.C. or be it Hollywood or anywhere in between. Such an umbrella would facilitate Iran having a free hand to redraw the borders throughout the Middle East and across northern Africa before anybody would view their actions as threatening to the Western nations or beyond the Muslim world. This might even be true should Iran move against Israel that the Western world would forget all of their promises, letters of support and especially their protestations over the years claiming to be the protectors of Israel should such be necessitated by actions in the Middle East. In the United States it would be wise to recall what President Obama had written in his biographical book “The Audacity of Hope” on page 261 where it states, “I will stand with the (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” One might see a case of open hostilities between Israel and the Iranian proxies of Hezballah and Hamas possibly using fronts out of Syria threatening the Golan Heights as the political winds shifting in an ugly direction. Such would be even more valid should such an outbreak be used by Iran to break off negotiations to limiting their nuclear arsenal now that it had been established they possessed nuclear weapons. Such might now looking at the picture being painted by the Obama administration and the rose tinted glasses blinded media seem impossible as the negotiations of the P5+1 and Iran are still being portrayed as being pursued to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, but such may very soon become the new core hopes of these very same negotiations should Iran have shielded from detection a parallel enrichment and weaponizing productions facilities and already have a number of such weapons and they simply come clean and announce their membership in the nuclear armed camp of nations.

 

The truth was expressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and may have even been kind in his analysis of the Iranian threat, by comparing it as equivalent to the threat posed by ISIS. The two main differences between ISIS and Iran in the threat department are that Iran is a far more complete and far-reaching threat than ISIS could even dream of becoming and that Iran has lulled the world back to sleep from the horrified and panicked state of mind the Western world had entertained during the four-hundred-forty-four days standoff that the United States Embassy personnel were held hostage. This has been achieved not so much as by not posing any real and measurable threats as the Iranians have since then enjoined Syria and Lebanon into their fold, murdered United States Marines in their barracks in Lebanon, assaulted the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, the assaults on the Israeli Embassy and later on the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and numerous other such attacks some of which have never been traced to a source, let alone all the way back to Iran. Iran has managed to place sufficient levels between their sponsoring and even ordering such assaults and the actual peoples actually committing these assaults that they are seldom found out. There have been numerous suspicions that the Iranians have had a hand in many of the most heinous attacks of innocent civilians around the world that should even a small percentage of such rumors be true then Iran is easily the danger which Prime Minister Netanyahu painted them to be and is equally at least the level of threat to the world as he stated.

 

Just imagine the freedom terrorist groups backed by Iran will have to be able to foment horrific terror tolls of human lives without any fear of retribution or even pursuit by law enforcement as Iran will threaten the capital of any nations which try to oppose their terror assaults. It may even get to the point where any terrorist attack would simply be completely ignored even more than today’s habit of laying the blame for near every terror attack on Lone Wolves or mentally unstable individuals and not attempting to find the root origins behind these attacks as to do so would upset the government’s ability to simply find the actual perpetrators of the terror attack and that ending any investigations. This lack of will to trace these deadly attacks back to their initiating origins has allowed Iran and others to escape being held to task for their involvement or even their instigating, planning, supplying expertise, providing materials such as explosives, granting funding and even choosing targets and time for each attack. Prime Minister Netanyahu is in what is probably the best position of any world leader for knowing and understanding the role played by Iran in these nefarious acts around the globe and especially in the Middle East. As an Israeli he is especially tuned to knowing what actions are terrorist related and which merely are criminal enterprise attacks such as turf wars. With his ability to access intelligence agencies whose sole definitions are to trace terrorist actions to their sources as well as to monitor such sources in order to intercept terror actions before they spring their deadly attacks on innocent civilians the Prime Minister is privileged to view the entirety of the web that encompasses all the terror entities from their sources across the Middle East and beyond to the individual terrorists who are called upon to act in this war between cultures. Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recent speech pointed out the truth that Iran is behind far more nefarious acts that many are aware. Even the recent assassination of the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman who had been investigating the AMIA terror attack and had traced the sources back to Iran and even to particular Iranians who currently hold high positions within the Iranian government and had previously served as officers in the IRGC from whence came their involvement in the Argentine attacks on Jewish sites on Buenos Aires. That also was instructive in depicting the length of the Iranian terror tentacles that Iran was able to assassinate an Argentine prosecutor in his home the night before he was to report to the Argentine Parliament his findings which very well would reveal the involvement not only of high ranking Argentine politicians but also highly placed Iranian politicians and military personnel and the web of connections which reached from Iran to the tri-border region and then into Argentina. Such revelations would also bring to the fore the ties Iran holds with Mexican drug cartels which provides Iranian IRGC terror personnel access to routs into the United States across the southern border and terror techniques training for the drug cartels’ militias making them far more effective in their war with the government and with local peoples in their immediate region. Such revelations were to be protected from becoming public so much so that Alberto Nisman had to be prevented from speaking and that was only possible if he was assassinated. Perhaps the reason the assassination waited until the night before he was to witness before the Argentine parliament was due to their hopes that Alberto Nisman could have been persuaded by some means against testifying all the information he had stored in the only safe place he knew was inaccessible to the terrorists, within his own mind, and that is what had to be erased by any means necessary. Since threats and bribery had likely failed, then there was but one other choice and that led to his being murdered and the investigation into his death has mired and apparently had little success and nobody seems to know anything, anything at all. Silence is golden, especially if bought with threats and reward, golden rewards as money is easily traced, gold not so much. Now all that remains is to see the world’s reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress and if they will draw any conclusions or continue to allow their eyes to be blinded by rose colored glasses.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

February 14, 2015

Obama Promises Kept and Cashed by Iran

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“We will extend a hand if you are unwilling to unclench your fist” President Obama proclaimed in his inaugural address in January 2009. Iran heeded these words and now that President Obama had run the entire gamete and though he won the White House twice, he managed to lose the Congress entirely and the Republicans now hold both houses. That probably is the least of the tactical problems facing President Obama in completing his desired handshake with Iran forging a relationship he sees as lasting into eternity as the two powers divide the world between them. The problem is that Iran never has unclenched their fist. But even this is of no concern as Iran has done the next best thing. Iran has used that clenched fist and pummeled President Obama so severely that he now sees that clenched fist as a hand extended for a warm, friendly handshake as the two nations appear to have reached a surrender scheduled for announcement on or before March 24. This agreement will probably allow Iran to retain at least twelve-thousand operative centrifuges and retain the remaining seven-thousand as spares to replace any that fail. Further, Iran will be permitted to replace these centrifuges in use for newer and faster centrifuges as they develop them. All inspections will be placed in the hands of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who will set an inspection schedule in cooperation with Iran. That should work out really well.

 

The big question for President Obama is will he be able to salvage even the slightest victory from this deal. The potential would be better if he had any cards to play and even knew how to play them. Still, he still had hope as the Iranians may very well see allowing the United States to return and reopen their embassy in Tehran to be to their advantage. Such a move would allow President Obama to at last claim his big legacy building event with his signing an agreement for the return of the United States embassy and opening relations with Iran and declaring the possibilities for how together the United States and Iran could work and stabilize the Middle East. Such an alliance would turn the entire current Middle East structure on its head. Such a move would place the United States in Iran’s corner against Israel and Saudi Arabia. Such an alliance would probably include Turkey as Erdogan will bend in whichever direction best serves him while still working behind everyone’s back to serve his own purposes, just as he has aided the American efforts against ISIS allowing their use of the airfield in Turkey while also allowing ISIS to run recruitment efforts and resupply efforts crossing into Syria from within Turkey. The real question is whether the rest of the Middle East and potentially beyond can stomach such a deal as President Obama is obviously ready and willing to grant the Iranians pertaining to their nuclear program. Facing what can only be described as President Obama rolling over for Iran, it is no wonder that Israeli Prime Minister has been willing to face the blitz of forces turning against him in blatant support of President Obama.

 

The real problem and the possible fate that all efforts are already too little, too late is what is facing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as he will be speaking to the combined houses of the United States Congress sometime early in March presenting any information which Israeli intelligence is willing to share and probably even more intelligence later in private meetings before committees and probably some individual meetings which might be requested. The strife and scorn being unloaded on the Prime Minister with the fraudulent claim that he blindsided the President by accepting the invitation by Speaker of the House Boehner before the White House had been notified must be unbearable and only made worse as the New York Times noted that both the Speaker of the House and Prime Minister Netanyahu had spoken with the White House before the invitation was offered and before the Prime Minister agreed to speak. President Obama has spared nothing to try and discredit everybody and anybody in an effort to make the speech of secondary importance to the insult thus voiding anything presented. That leaves the question of what can anybody do to blunt the overt display attempting to make the entire affair, the speech included, disregarded and relegated to the trash bin of irrelevancy, making it all about insulting the President and otherwise meaningless. Meanwhile in Israel, the leftist media and the ill named pairing of Hatnua with Labor as the ‘Zionist Camp,’ two far leftist, post-Zionist, post-modernist, anti-capitalist, redistributionist parties are only exceeded in their leaning by the communists and in a close tie to the far leftist Meretz.

 

I have rolled ideas around in my head and nothing, absolutely nothing came to mind, until I got a flash which has to be one of the most ridiculous lines the Prime Minister might use at the start of his speech and then hope he gets either a fair amount of laughter or at least some meager appreciation from what will potentially be a rough house; he might try saying, “I have not come here to bury President Obama but to praise him.” After that, should he not get a response, then the only thing left is the old Henny Youngman line which was later used to great fanfare by Rodney Dangerfield, “I don’t get no respect, I tell ya.” After that the Prime Minister will need to rely on the facts and a somber telling of the potentially dire results if Iran is permitted to reach breakout level as before they could be prevented from going fully nuclear they could easily make their breakout by building ten, twelve or even more devices, all of which would be deliverable on their ballistic missiles including their newest ICBM capable of striking anywhere on the globe. The numbers of weapons they might originally make is dependent only on the amount of LEU (lowly enriched uranium) at about 3% they had accumulated which they would be permitted to enrich under current agreements and would very likely continue with only the amount under debate, providing the monitoring could actually track the amount and none was stashed beyond inspection sites. It is believed that the latest centrifuges Iran is currently putting into service they can reach HEU (highly enriched uranium) of above 90%, which is easily made into weapons without further enrichment, in one cascade easily within their current capabilities. What the United States also needs to consider is that the Iranians have also launched suborbital devices which traversed an orbital vector from Iran which would place their satellite if placed on a more powerful launch system, such as the one recently pictured by Israeli surveillance satellites, would approach the United States mainland from the south and taking it on the perfect trajectory to avoid the United States antimissile systems and at a height perfect to deploy a nuclear EMP device, one similar to the device tested by the North Koreans and suspected of being a test carried out on an Iranian device to test its yield and potential as an EMP device. The device in question was detected and assessed to have reached a yield of approximately 16 kilotons, a higher range EMP capable measurement. This piece of information need not be interjected by the Prime Minister as these facts have been readily available and suspected though unprovable for quite some time.

 

The presentation and reception for Prime Minister Netanyahu will define the options and possibly the necessities of Israeli actions in the near future and beyond. It is probably already too late to prevent Iran from having the wherewithal and the technology mastered to produce nuclear weapons, the only debate left is how to minimize their abilities to actually produce such weapons. Everything being debated and covered is performed assuming that Iran did not manage to produce and stash any nuclear devices already and are also being pursued without any knowledge of how far and how deep the cooperation and collaboration between North Korea and Iran has developed not to mention potential assistance from China or Russia, all of which would not be beyond question. Perhaps the only thing that is in question is not whether or not Iran will break into the nuclear armed nations club uninvited or invited, depending on your assessment of President Obama and the P5+1 negotiations actual aim, but how soon and how they will be received. Much of that will depend on the Iranians themselves. If they continue their rhetoric calling for the annihilation of Israel and of every Jew on the planet and holding annual conventions titled, “A World Without Zionism and America” and continue to be the largest terror facilitating nation on Earth, then there will be great trepidation and uncertainty. Many nations will be looking for somebody else to take whatever intervention which will end the Iranian threat before Iran decides the time is right to force their hand and hegemony over the Middle East.

 

The question everybody will be asking themselves and discussing in hushed tones in back rooms and with quick furtive glances and knowing winks and nods, nervously pondering when will the first shoe drop knowing that after that the second shoe will fall right behind. The debates will be where the first Iranian move will be, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United States? Who will they empower to possibly utilize nuclear terrorism and where would such terror strike? Will it be Hezballah, the Houthis tribal fighters, or providing some assignment in the Americas deployed out of the Tristate Area in South America where a terror city sits adjoining the borders of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina and none of the three security forces dare intervene? It was from here that the attacks in Buenos Aries in 1992 where the Israeli Embassy was struck by a pickup truck driven by a suicide bomber and loaded with explosives destroyed the Israeli Embassy, a Catholic church, and a nearby school building killing four Israelis and twenty-five Argentinian civilians making it the worst terror attack in Argentinian history until when a second terrorist attack was launched on the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) which murdered eighty-five people making it the worst terror attack in Argentina and over which the prosecutor Alberto Nisman was recently murdered (More can be read about his murder in the articles, The Death of Alberto Nisman, Prosecutor’s Fate Mirrors Western Culture and Hezballah Cross Border Attack Threatens to Elevate Conflict). There have been intelligence reports which claim that Hezballah from the Tristate Area have made agreements arranging for gaining access into the United States with the aid of the drug cartels. These reports also claim that this agreement has allowed terror cells to have already been implanted within the United States who would be ready to assist in any plans communicated to them and would even be capable of assisting any new force and weapons provided such as explosives or worse. Whatever the choice a nuclear armed Iran chooses, even should they decide to use conventional weapons likely in a terror bombing attack relying on their nuclear threat to prevent any retaliation against their terror interests such as Hezballah or other forces even including the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps), in what they decide to do once they have attained nuclear weapons capability and production they will have an entire new set of avenues, as other nations, if not nuclear armed, will have little recourse against Iranian hegemony.

 

This will very likely press the rest of the Middle East and other Muslim nations to research and produce their own nuclear weapons armaments in order to even the military leverage thus removing the Iranian advantage as soon as possible. Once the Iranians gain nuclear weapons production, the amount of time that Iran will be capable of forcing their will due to their nuclear threat will be short as Saudi Arabian wealth and agreement with Pakistan would result in their attaining nuclear capability within weeks, not years. Egypt and Turkey would also not take an extended amount of time to reach nuclear weapons capability and Jordan might do the unthinkable, reach an agreement with Israel in the form of a mutual defense pact, and if Israel was not willing, then Jordan would definitely seek admission to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) seeking the protection of Saudi Arabia. A fully nuclear armed Middle East and North Africa would present a certainty of an eventual nuclear exchange, the sole question being between which two nations initiate the conflagration and what the further conflicts and spread of nuclear fallout would be spawned by such aggressions. Whatever the future holds, a nuclear armed extended Middle East would be the most dangerous situation ever seen in Earth’s history, a very dangerous situation which would be playing the most dangerous standoff of nuclear armed nations who have little knowledge or history of the destructive and horrifying nature of nuclear warfare and its aftermath. Some of the leaders of these newly nuclear capable nations have no concern of consequences and only their victory by any means necessary, the most dangerous kind of nation to have nuclear capability. The world will be looking at an unknown but dangerous future which all but guarantees a holocaust of unpredictable numbers and incalculable ramifications should oil fields be made unusable, maritime channels made unpassable or simply carnage and ramifications unthinkable and unknown in all of history until that fateful date. Perhaps the question which needs to be asked of us for consideration is what happens in the immediate aftermath and on into the future, if there is a future?

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

January 29, 2015

Hezballah Cross Border Attack Threatens to Elevate Conflict

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Two IDF soldiers were killed when each of the vehicles they were patrolling the border road with Lebanon were struck each by an anti-tank rocket. Six other soldiers were injured and have been transported to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. No information was relayed initially after they were evacuated to Rambam Hospital for treatment. Information released through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo shortly after 1:00 PM issued the claims the Hezballah took credit for these attacks. There was also news reports claiming mortar fire had erupted along the border. The two IDF soldiers killed were Major Yochai Kalangel and Sgt. Dor Nini pictured below.

 

IDF Soldiers Major Yochai Kalangel and Sgt. Dor Nini killed by Hezballah anti tank rockets hit in unarmored vehicles on border road

IDF Soldiers Major Yochai Kalangel and Sgt. Dor Nini killed by Hezballah anti-tank rockets hit in unarmored vehicles on border road

 

After calm returned to the border region, Hezballah made calls for calm after firing at the least six anti-tank rockets at light vehicles which is against the Geneva Conventions though it is doubtful that such violations will be reported by many in the mainstream media as the violations were against Israelis and not perpetrated by Israelis. Hezballah terrorists attacked an IDF post along the border earlier in the day yesterday without reports of injuries or other casualties. During these exchanges of fire a Spanish United Nations peacekeeper was killed. Israeli Channel 2 reported that Hezballah had requested for UNIFIL to inform the Israelis that they had made a request for calm as they were finished firing and now desired to call an end to hostilities before there was any serious response from the Israeli Defense Forces to their instigations.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu responded to the reports of these attacks upon IDF forces while touring the Sderot which is situated appropriately on the border with Gaza where the Prime Minister related to the damages inflicted by the IDF upon Hamas forces and their infrastructure during this past summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas in response to their constant cross-border rocket launches and the resultant destruction of the Hamas tunnel systems and other infrastructure disabled or destroyed during the fifty days of fighting noting, “Anyone who tries to challenge us in the north should look at what happened to Hamas, not far from here, which was recently dealt the hardest blow it has received since its creation.”

 

These attacks from Hezballah emanating from the Sheba Farms region, within Syria near the Golan Heights and across Israel’s northern border with Lebanon will eventually lead to another exchange should Hezballah continue their recent escalations. Their claims that today’s attacks were revenge for the air attack by the IAF which struck their positions in southwestern Syria which resulted in six fatalities including claiming the lives of a senior Hezballah commander as well as an Iranian IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) General, the special military arm from Iran responsible for terror and other attacks throughout the world and the very group which was implicated in the Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994 bombing of the AMIA, Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) about which Alberto Nisman was the prosecutor recently discovered murdered in his apartment as we reported here and here. The Israeli strike was made to interdict to prevent a serious rocket attack from within southwestern Syria which was being assembled by the Hezballah and IRGC forces at two locations late last week. Hezballah protested the strike referring to it as an unjustified and unprovoked attack on troops which posed no danger to Israel and were simply operating within Syria in defense of the Syrian government of Bashir al-Assad. Iran has also threatened to attack Israel with a thunderous assault like lightening unlike anything Israel has ever seen and that Israel will be completely unable to defend against the attack due to its swiftness and devastating results. The setting up rocket launching positions which were obviously aimed to target Israel and not being targeting any positions within Syria was only prevented from potentially causing serious damages to IDF positions along the Golan Heights or even worse, striking inside Israel in the Galilee where the potential for civilian casualties would be significant thus the immediate and swift response by Israeli jet fighters taking out the launchers and personnel before they were able to launch their rockets. That was what Hezballah and Iran referred to as an unprovoked attack on their personnel who were simply carrying out exercises which were of no threat to Israel.

 

On another front on these fatal attacks on IDF vehicles and personnel, it has been rumored and is being investigated by the IDF that the vehicles struck in yesterday’s attacks were unarmored vehicles which are not for use on the border. There are claims that by mistake unarmored Isuzu dMax jeeps were the issued vehicles and are not outfitted with sufficient armor for border duties. As the vehicles were struck with anti-tank missiles the type of vehicle may not have necessarily saved these soldiers’ lives as even armored vehicles are insufficiently up-armored to resist anti-tank missiles which are designed to penetrate at least a dozen inches of armor plate and some even twice that much armor and lighter vehicles and APCs are usually armored with a maximum of six inches of armor plate equivalent. The difference would be if the vehicles were supposed to be outfitted with the Trophy Active Protection System developed by RAFAEL Armament Development Authority, that would have made a difference. Had the vehicles of any thickness of armor also been a vehicle protected by the Trophy System then whether the vehicle was armored would have been inconsequential as no anti-tank missile would have been able to even reach the vehicle still capable of exploding or doing any serious damage. Prime Minister Netanyahu commented later in the day after being briefed on the extents and numbers of IDF soldiers and young Israelis which the fact that all of these soldiers are also young men who have families and represent the future for Israel and each one lost is a loss felt by the whole nation as the majority of Israelis feel as if we are all family and not merely countrymen. It is because much of the nation as a whole mourns the loss of each and every soldier and many take the loss of each young man or woman in the defense of our small nation so precariously perched at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea at its eastern edge with nothing but enemies desiring to kill every last Israeli as their holy mission. It was speaking for the nation which has been deeply wounded that Prime Minister Netanyahu stated to the media and the nation filled with mourners this day stating, “Those who committed these acts will pay the full price for their actions. For a long time Iran has been using Hezbollah to establish a terror front against us on the Golan. We are aggressively acting to prevent this. The government of Lebanon and the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria are responsible for attacks on Israel that emerge from their territory. Our single goal is to defend Israel and Israelis. We have acted this way in the past, and will continue to do so.”

 

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