I have written often on this blog about the reasons why the Bush administration, the neocons, and the Israeli right-wing Zionists need a final confrontation against Iran.
It has absolutely nothing to do with Iran’s so-called nuclear weapons ambitions but, rather, has everything to do with the right-wing Zionists ultimate vision of a Greater Israel that includes the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, the Shebaa Farms and, so they hope, the south of Lebanon up to the Litani River; a Greater Israel in which Palestinians will have no place whatsoever.
Time-wise, the window of opportunity for Bush/Israel to bomb Iran into ‘regime change’ is closing with every day that passes as the US heads toward the 2008 presidential election in November. And, as the window closes, so the anti-Iran rhetoric from the Bush administration, the Republicans, the neocons and the Israeli Zionists grows in intensity and the propaganda against Iran becomes more and more outrageous and, not entirely unexpectedly, increasingly familiar as we recall the rhetoric and ridiculous lies that preceded the US attack on Iraq.
Iran and its support of Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian people are all that stand between the Israeli Zionists and their quest for a Greater Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people. The world should be aware that the Israeli Zionists have no intention of allowing a Palestinian state to exist despite so-called ‘peace initiatives’ and the current farce of negotiations between Abbas, Olmert and Rice and the rantings of Bush as he tries to make himself look good in the dying days of the most disastrous Presidency in US history.
One has to ask, however, if all this talk from the Bush administration about a ‘Palestinian state’ is not just a ruse to get Hamas and Hezbollah to ‘spoil’ plans for a ‘Palestinian state’, a state that under present options being discussed will see a ‘Palestinian state’ totally subservient to Israel. The Israelis and the US could then point the finger of blame at the failure of negotiations toward Iran; just one more reason for the final confrontation.
The propaganda and rhetoric against Iran is likely to increase over the next few months as the US heads toward the elections in November. We will hear more and more about how Iran is ‘defying the world’ with its ‘nuclear weapons’ ambitions; we will hear more and more about Iran supporting the insurgents in Iraq; we will hear more and more about Iran sending arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. And the world will likely wake up one morning soon to learn that the US and Israel have bombed and killed the peoples of yet another nation state.
What the Zionists and their allies among the neocons and the Bush administration don’t realise is that the Palestinian people won’t simply go away because there has been ‘regime change’ in Iran. The Palestinian people are resilient and tenacious and, if anything, an attack against Iran will only stiffen their resolve to resist Israeli expansionism and carry on their fight for a sovereign state.
But for the Zionists and their allies who have come to believe their own lies and propaganda, the final confrontation is seen as bringing them another step closer to their goal of a Greater Israel.