US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton seemingly upset the Zionists of Israel recently when she remarked that the US would protect Israel and other Middle East allies from Iran if Iran becomes nuclear armed. She said the US would be prepared to build a ‘defence umbrella’ that would neutralise Irans attempt to ‘dominate’ if it were to become nuclear armed.
If one was to accept the rhetoric and propaganda that Iran does indeed have a ‘nuclear weapons program’ as Israel and her allies claim, then one wonders what it is that is upsetting the Israelis who would be the beneficiaries of such a defensive measure – and, presumably, at no cost to them. One has to ask then; ‘What’s the problem?’
The problem is; it’s not what the Israeli Zionists want the US to do as far as Iran is concerned. For Israel, the problem is not Iran’s nuclear weapons program – they know full well that Iran doesn’t actually have one and the ‘Iran has a nuclear weapons program’ rhetoric is just propaganda to con the world into supporting Israel. What Israel really wants is regime change in Iran so that Israel can deal with Hezbollah and Hamas without Iran supporting them with weapons.
Now, not only does Israel know that Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapons program, but so does the US in which case; what exactly is Hilary Clinton talking about?
The problem is that the Obama administration, who would actually like to see ‘regime change’ in Iran as much as Israel would, has painted itself into a bit of a corner. Politically, he can’t just go joining in with Israel in a pre-emptive attack against Iran without good cause. And, for the American people, simply accusing the Iranians of having ‘a nuclear weapons program’ without any proof whatsoever is hardly ‘good cause’, especially since the previous President had already pulled that stunt with Iraq. The only way out of the dilemma for Obama is for Israel to ‘unilaterally’ attack Iran which would then force a fait accompli situation on Obama who would feel he had no alternative but to support Israel by also attacking Iran in order to prevent any Iranian retaliation against Israel.
Any talk of peace with the Palestinians based on settlement withdrawal can be kissed goodbye and, of course, the Israelis would be just hoping that the Palestinians and Hezbollah react to an attack on Iran by launching attacks against Israel so that the Israelis could then fully invade and occupy the Gaza, the west Bank and south Lebanon up to the Litani River. And with such a major escalation, the US will just let them get on with it and the UN would be ignored entirely.
So, is Clinton really getting up Israel’s nose, or is she actually encouraging the Israelis to launch an attack against Iran first so that the US would then have an excuse to join in?