Friday, August 26, 2022

Amir Tsarfati: Mideast review - World Prepares To Unleash Iran

MIDEAST REVIEW w/ Amir Tsarfati: World Prepares To Unleash Iran

Iran has placed themselves in the forefront of the news. They are on the threshold of a new nuclear deal which former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Fox News yesterday is far worse than the 2015 version. 

Europe is desperate for energy sources separate from Russia; thus they are ready to accept the demands of Iran. They don’t care if the country goes nuclear. The bombs likely won’t be coming their way. The US is ready to drop almost all sanctions, which will put billions of dollars into the pockets of the Islamist regime in Tehran. 

The Republican Party has already announced that it will immediately cancel any agreement with Iran if they get back in power after the November elections. It remains to be seen, however, if the votes go their way, and if they’ll have the follow-through to do it. Ultimately, it’s all moot anyway. As I’ve said for a long time, Iran already has everything they need to make a bomb. It’s just a matter of whether they decide to do it.

The expansion of Iranian-proxy militias around Israel is growing. In the north, they are in Lebanon and Syria. In the east, they are in Iraq and Iran. To the south, they are in Gaza and Yemen. Iran opposition groups are reporting that the country is establishing a new military base called Malek al-Ashtar in the Daraa Governorate of Syria much too close to the Israeli border. Now Iran has begun arming militant Palestinians in the West Bank

“In the same way that the Gaza Strip was armed, the West Bank can also be armed and this process is happening,” said chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami. The only factor that is slowing this expansion is Israel’s constant strikes at the militias’ weapons and infrastructures.

Much of the weaponry with which Iran is arming their militias comes from their store of hundreds of thousands of rockets. Hezbollah and other proxy militias in Syria have over 150,000 rockets. Hamas in Gaza has 10,000. Yemen has tens of thousands. Many of these rockets are cheap and not very accurate, and the Iron Dome is equipped to deal with them. However, there are also thousands of ballistic missiles that are pointed at Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are nearing completion of a new laser system that will be able to deal with many of these threats. But even when this new system is ready, if all these militias begin raining down their rocket arsenals at once, it could be devastating to Israel.

As Iran continues to deepen relationships with its proxy terrorists, they also are getting closer to a much bigger fish. One of the biggest allies and customers of Iran is now Russia. Beyond Iran selling drones and training the Russian army in how to use them, new behind-the-scenes deals are being set up for Russian oil. Fully expecting sanctions on Tehran to be lifted with a new nuclear deal, Moscow is planning on using Iran to bust their own sanctions by selling Russian oil through Iranian channels

This is bad news for Ukraine. It is also bad news for Israel, as Russia is strengthening their rhetoric toward Israeli actions against their friend Iran’s proxy militias. Said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, “We strongly condemned the dangerous practice of Israeli strikes on Syrian territory.”

The US carried out airstrikes against Iranian proxy militias in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in response to a drone attack against American forces on August 15. “Today’s strikes were necessary to protect and defend U.S. personnel,” said spokesman Army Colonel Joe Buccino. Meanwhile, Iran continues to attack the US through its proxies, striking two American bases in Syria just yesterday. Just to make sure you understand – Iran is hitting the US through their proxies, while the US is striking back against those proxies while letting Iran completely off the hook. Unbelievable!

Syrian and Iranian forces and U.S. backed SDF battled each other up in the north of Syria resulting in a market being shelled in the city of Al-Bab. Civilian casualties included 14 dead, five of which were children, and at least 30 wounded.

Hezbollah continues to threaten violence against Israel if the Karish oil rig begins operation. This is a flashpoint that could escalate quickly.

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