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Israel and the Approaching War in Iran

Israel and the Approaching War in Iran


April 28, 2006 – In a February 27, 2003 New York Times article by James Bennet, Israel Says War on Iraq Would Benefit the Region, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said that “after Iraq, the United States should generate political, economic, and diplomatic pressure” on Iran.  Mofaz also said that Israel has a “great interest in shaping the Middle East the day after a war.”  According Bennet, that same month, Efraim Halevy, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s National Security Advisor and former Chief of Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, said, “We have hopes of great stability, greater enhanced confidence from the Persian Gulf to the Atlantic shores of Morocco.”  Halevy went on to say, “The shock waves emerging from post-Saddam Baghdad could have wide-ranging effects in Tehran, Damascus, and in Ramallah.”[1]


Please note that the U.S. did not begin the invasion of Iraq until March 20, 2003; three weeks after two of Israel’s top officials, Mofaz and Halevy, made their forward leaning remarks regarding a post-invasion Iraq and Middle East.  What is so remarkable about the comments of Mofaz and Halevy, beyond the fact that both spoke of the future of the Middle East “after” the War in Iraq, before it even started, is the arrogance and audacity of Israel to lay claim to the spoils of war – the right to shape the Middle East – with the clay created by Iraqi sand mixed with American blood. 


Considering Israel’s publicly stated plans for shaping the Middle East, the fact that without the events of 9/11 the United States would not be fighting any wars in the Middle East cannot be ignored.  Consequently, it is not conspiratorial to recognize that the events of September 11th 2001 helped advance Israel’s goal of someday shaping the Middle East from the Persian Gulf to the shores of Morocco because as the direct result of 9/11, and 9/11 only, the U.S. is making war in the Middle East.  In police language, this is called a motive.  This fact does not necessarily mean that elements of Israel’s government such as Mossad had direct or indirect involvement in 9/11.  It just communicates a fact; that the events of 9/11 fit nicely into Israel’s overall objective of having the U.S. militarily engaged in the Middle East. 


 The most important news story that went widely unreported by the censoring, Zionist controlled U.S. news media in 2001 involved a clear Israeli connection to 9/11.  The story, as reported in Haaretz – Israel News involved Jewish employees working in the World Trade Center receiving warnings of the 9/11 attacks 2 hours prior to the first plane flying into World Trade Center Building 1.  An Israeli software company, Odigo, which has offices in New York and Israel, transmitted the warnings through its instant messaging service.[2]  The FBI was provided this information and so were the major media outlets in the United States.  To date, the FBI has not released any investigation results, and the Israel-at-all-cost sympathizers who own and therefore control what Americans learn from their evening news have obviously and purposely refused to aggressively investigate this story even though it should have been headline news!  After all, if every person working in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 had received a two-hour notice to get out of the buildings – zero people working in the buildings would have died because the buildings would have been evacuated.  There’s more to this story.  The employees working in the Twin Towers that received the instant message warning from Odigo did in fact get out of the buildings before the attacks – without sounding the alarm to warn others in the buildings.   There is no report or record of these forewarned employees passing this critical information onto to anybody – until after the buildings collapsed and thousands of people died.  It was only then that the FBI was contacted. 


So what should the reader make of the Odigo story?  There’s no need to read into it.  It does not mean more than what is clear – a warning was transmitted into the World Trade Center Complex from an Israeli software company that provided instant messaging services, mostly to Israeli Ashkenazi Jews around the world, that an attack on the Twin Towers was imminent. Those receiving the warnings got out of the buildings before they were struck.  The collapses of the Twin Towers propelled the War on Terror, which resulted in U.S. troops invading Afghanistan and Iraq – the Middle East.  Israel wants to be the dominant nation in the Middle East not just for its own security – but also for expansion.  Israel could not and cannot accomplish this objective without unwavering economic support and military protection from the United States.


Absent Israel’s infiltration into power positions and positions of influence within the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel, U.S. Congress, and U.S. media, the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East would in fact be more even handed if not unfavorable towards the Zionist state.  Without the Israel Lobby terrorizing Washington DC with its threat of destroying an elected official’s reputation if he or she even remotely suggest that Israel might be part of the problem when talking of peace in the Middle East, it is doubtful that the United States would tolerate the brutality, oppressiveness, and deception that is the state of Israel today.


Most people, particularly American Christians, are under the misconception that the interests of Israel are in the best interest of the United States.  Sentimental Christians, who believe that the state of Israel is a reflection of biblical Israel when it clearly is not, fortify this misconception.  From a biblical perspective, today’s Israel is a great deception that is detrimental, a clear liability, for the United States.  Arguably, if the U.S. stopped giving Israel $3 billion per year, if we demanded accountability regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons as we do of India and Pakistan, if we refused to act as Israel’s de facto bodyguard, then and only then will the possibility of peace in the Middle East materialize.  Unfortunately, the Zionist influence and control within the U.S. media, banks, and government has the American people in a stranglehold, with most too preoccupied with self to question the Israel-at-any-cost status quo.


What’s next on the U.S. military radar?  It is obvious to even the casual observer that the Iraq rhetoric is ramping down as the Iran rhetoric is ramping up.  Israel wants Iran badly, and because of the Zionist influence within the American Jewish and Fundamentalist Christian communities, the U.S. will in fact bomb or invade Iran, not because it is in the best interests of the United States, but because it is what Israel wants.  Obviously, nobody in the U.S. government, particularly the U.S. Congress or White House, will acknowledge that Israel has the United States by the proverbial balls, yet it absolutely does.  If you question the absolute power Israel wields in Washington DC, look no further than the U.S. government’s official response to the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty on June 8, 1967.  For all practical purposes, the U.S. government has allowed Israel to get away with murder.


According to the U.S.S. Liberty Veterans Association, on June 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action.[3]  Within the U.S. Intelligence communities today, it is a shared belief that Israel, who claims that the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty was a tragic case of mistaken identity, did in fact knowingly and maliciously attack a U.S. Naval Vessel in international waters, although few will publicly speculate as to why Israel would do such a thing. 


It is the belief of the Muckraker Report that the “why” of it isn’t that difficult to understand when looking at Israel absent of any religiously induced sentimentalism.  The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty occurred two days into the Six Day War. (June 5 – June 10, 1967)  I suspect that Israel had every intention of sinking the U.S.S. Liberty – killing all onboard, and then blaming the attack on Egypt, Jordan, Syria, or Iraq with the expectation that the U.S. would then strike back militarily and thus create a permanent U.S. military footprint in the Middle East that would guarantee Israel’s future security at the United States’ burden and expense. 


Israel claimed that it thought that the U.S.S. Liberty was an Egyptian vessel; a total improbability because the crew of the U.S.S. Liberty – every last one of them – attest to the absolute fact that the U.S.S. Liberty was flying a clearly visible American flag.  The attack lasted 75 minutes.  Here’s an excerpt from the History Channel report on the attack:


We survivors say the attack was deliberate because what we saw argues that it was: Prolonged, low-level pre-attack reconnaissance in which the recon pilots were heard telling their HQ that we were American; an extended close air attack with large colors flying throughout; selective jamming of the very frequencies we needed to call for help; torpedo boats that examined the ship and flag from 50 feet away and CONTINUED to fire from close range for another 40 minutes; machine gunning of our life rafts in the water. Then they lied about everything and claimed that they recognized us as American even while the torpedoes were in the water and never fired again. Nonsense. They claim falsely that the boats called in the air attack because they miscalculated our speed from 22 miles away when in fact their maximum radar range was 16 miles and that they judged our speed at 30 knots when we were moving five knots. Nonsense. They claim we flew no flag. Nonsense. If it was a mistake, at least they could tell the truth. If they didn't know we were American, why did they jam American radio frequencies?[4]


The Muckraker Report predicts that left unchecked by the American people, the United States will be coaxed or hoaxed into bombing / invading Iran before the end of the Bush Administration.  If Israeli / American Intelligence determines that the American people are losing their will to start a new war in the Middle East, the United States will experience another terror attack on American soil with all initial intelligence pointing at Iran as the perpetrator.  By the time truth surfaces, the U.S. will already be militarily committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran, with no end in sight, and Israel will be busy “shaping the Middle East” with the blood, sweat, and tears of the American people.  Like the Odigo instant message, you have been forewarned. 

[1] New York Times, Israel Says War on Iraq Would Benefit the Region, February, 27, 2003, James Bennet, http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/attack/consequences/2003/0227benefit.htm, [Accessed April 22, 2006] 

[2] Haaretz, Israel News, Odigo says workers were warned of attack, Yuval Dror, http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=77744&contrassID=/has%5C, [Accessed April 26, 2006]

[3] U.S.S. Liberty Veterans Association, A Report: War Crimes Committed Against U.S. Military Personnel, June 8, 2005, http://www.ussliberty.org/report/report.pdf, [Accessed April 27, 2006]

[4] U.S.S. Liberty Veterans Association, The History Channel reports on USS Liberty, April 15, 2005, http://www.ussliberty.org/history405.htm, [Accessed April 27, 2006]


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