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Beating Up on Iran and Syria

Washington wants puppet regimes replacing independent governments in both countries.

by Stephen Lendman

A new Press TV poll shows 72% of respondents believe ravaging Syria continues "to destroy the (regional) axis of anti-Israeli resistance"."

Only 8% said Washington, its allies, and Islamofacist fighters attacked Assad because he's undemocratic. Neither is America, Israel, key NATO partners, and rogue regional collaborators.

Press TV also reported that Iran's Deputy Armed Forces Chief of Staff, General Massoud Jazayeri, said Israel's threat to attack Iran is falsified hype. 

Israeli Air Force Commander Major General Amir Eshel accused Iran of arming Hamas. He threatened retaliation to strike at "the heart of Tehran." 

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He, Netanyahu, and other hardliners reflect buster, not bite. Instead of cooling tensions, they heighten them. They'll do nothing without Washington's permission and active cooperation. Inflammatory rhetoric substitutes for intentions. 

Other Obama priorities take precedence. Ousting Assad comes first. Scrambling for Africa's resources is planned. Iran matters most of all. It can wait until other objectives are resolved.

Israel is "rotten on the inside," said Jazayeri. Hezbollah embarrassed the IDF in 2006. Pillar of Cloud fell short. "The Zionist regime is not capable of engaging in any serious war."

After 45 years of occupation, Palestinian resistance remains strong.

Tehran has more than enough military might to give Israel pause about attacking. It's population is large. It's territory is vast. Israel is tiny by comparison. It's vulnerable.

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Israeli cities could be ravaged. Thousands of deaths and injuries would follow. Its nuclear sites could be destroyed. Contamination would be widespread.

Israeli military forces would suffer major losses. Its weakness would be revealed. It's hard imagining Israel wants its paper tiger vulnerability exposed. It prefers propaganda war instead.

Iran showcased its might. Velayat 91 naval drills remain ongoing. They're proceeding over vital oil and gas shipping routes. Gulf of Oman/Strait of Hormuz/Northern Indian Ocean exercises will continue early into the new year. Shore-based forces joined them.

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