The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is pressing the US to step up planning for joint attacks against Iran, The Times of Israel reported on Tuesday.
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi arrived in the US on Sunday and has been holding talks with high-level officials. So far this week, he has met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and CIA Director William Burns.
“During the discussions, it was agreed that we are at a critical point in time that requires the acceleration of operational plans and cooperation against Iran and its terrorist proxies in the region,” Kohavi said.
Tensions are high between the US and Iran as the Biden administration has been increasing sanctions on the Islamic Republic and is voicing support for protesters inside the country. Talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal have been stalled for months, and administration officials have made clear they have no plans to resume them, at least anytime soon.
The US acknowledged in its recently released Nuclear Posture Review that Iran is not building a nuclear weapon, but Israel continues to hype up the threat of Iran’s nuclear program.
“On the one hand, Iran is under many economic, military, and internal pressures, and on the other hand, it continues to promote its nuclear program. The IDF strongly promotes all operational plans against the Iranian threat,” he said.
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Will nothing ever be good enough for these mad Men?
I do not understand the politics of Israel. Surely after suffering the Holocaust you would think they would be concerned about Genocide.But Nooo. Is it only about a land grab to establish more territory for greater Israel?
If the truth be told the citizens of Israel have as much chance of changing their Goverments actions as we do in the US.Hence Trump,Biden and coming DeSantis.
Hence, the return of Bibi.
With regards to IRAN,there is no land grab-it is kill or be killed.
How is Iran supposed to do that? No nukes (which Israel has). No cornucopia of money, non-ending in scope (which Israel has in the U.S. of A.). Being sanctioned by the U.S. of A (which Israel is not undergoing). Iran does not have the military backing of the biggest murdering country the world has ever seen (Israel has the U.S. of A. as a guarantor).
Unlimited oil funds,the worlds largest terrorist armies, one hundred thousand tactical missile sloaded with explosives and poison gas.
If they have “one hundred thousand tactical missiles loaded with explosives and poison gas”, there is no way Israel’s air defenses could stop that. Add to that the supposed thousands upon thousands of missiles in Hezbollah’s possession means Israel could have been leveled at any time of Iran’s choosing. So again, what exactly is Iran waiting for?
But apparently not very good at terrorism. At least compared to Israel. Again, put up a scoreboard of terroristic acts each side has committed and it’s guaranteed Israel’s side of the ledger would have many, many more entries.
And 40 years ago, it was the same thing. What on earth is Iran waiting for? Meanwhile, the real terrorists continue on.
Iran is a peaceful nation, how many wars of aggression have they participated in in Oh I don’t know the last 800 years? It is a small number
Clear your head!
It’s common once a people become free of opression the first thing they do is start opressing others. Hurting people hurt people.
Why is Israel trying to drag us into a war? The trillions we gave them isn’t enough for them to defend themselves? They have to get us involved too?
Trillions? how about Gadzillions?
“It’s only money”…. 😉
Backed by nothing but thin air. It is like me giving someone a rock and telling that person it is worth $50.
Yes, it’s “only” billions. And never mind about the “drag us into war” part.
As far as I’m concered,Israel should do WHATEVER is necessary on its own for its own survival.
They can’t and won’t. Unless you’re advocating them using nukes.
Loans for weapons that are forgiven, buried in another bill. Been going on since the days of Alan Cranston.
Duh-billions are not trillions.
The IDF wants to hold our jacket while the U.S. goes to war
“The IDF strongly promotes all operational plans against the Iranian threat,”
What threat? As the US has confirmed, this is not a military program.
Tell all you want… Not gonna happen…!
Oh h*ll, plans have been going on for years.
Oh hang on, I thought they were going to go it alone, now it is joint operations? What do you say the Israel will be washing its hair on the day of the operation and just let us go it alone.
The biggest foreign policy blunder of the 20th century was establishing this state.
A free people does not need the approval of a bunch of MFS.
Israel has always wanted the US to attack Iran for them. Just one more time they demand it.
The U.S. and Zionists in Israel are the two biggest threats to world peace.
And Russia,China,the Azov battalions, and Iran are lovers of peace. What a fantasy!
Fuck Israel.. Time to cut the apron strings on this 75 year old baby.
You need to wave goodbye first, then change the phone number and make sure your assets are protected.
Simply put: F#$k Israel.
With Biden and Bibi what could go wrong. Iran has more friends then the US or Israel both of whom are becoming international pariahs..There is a piece on Counterpunch this morning called the Four Front War that is really worth reading giving great insight as to where all this shit is going.
Sorry, but there is no exit from the reliance US politicians have on the AIPAC teat – especially those from the democratic party. There is no outrage big enough to evoke a US refusal to do what we are ordered to do by Tel Aviv.
But take heart! We have a new boss in Kiev, whose daily pronouncements and demands we are now duty-bound to fulfill – apparently into perpetuity!
My disgust with the immorality of the present regime in DC is unbounded.
We need the impossible: a political party dedicated to civic and political justice, with a foreign policy dedicated to violence as the last – not the first – resort, a political party which credits Washington’s warning about foreign entanglements by emphasizing both non-interference and diplomacy as our primary approach to conflicts.
Of course, this would mean that we couldn’t allow the business elite to rule our political system…………… Oh well, never mind.
“Sorry, but there is no exit from the reliance US politicians have on the AIPAC teat – especially those from the democratic party.”
Nah. Like war, not much difference.
“AIPAC endorsed 61 Republicans and 59 Democrats in this first go-round. One of the endorsees, Jim Jordan of Ohio, was so prominent in the events surrounding the Jan. 6 insurrection, which led to deadly violence, that he has been invited to testify before the congressional committee investigating the event. Jordan has refused to testify and may be subpoenaed.”
There’s a detectable difference in noise level between the two parties when it comes to breast-beating fealty to our overlords in Tel Aviv.
But sure, Israel endorses every politician who supports Israel and hates Iranians.
I see no difference. In fact, I recall some “squad” members speaking negatively against Israel. Of course, the leadership blew a cork on them, but I see nothing from republicans.
The squad has a few members who are not Jewish. There may be a bit more tolerance of the people Israelis hate there.
As to noise level, we live in different universes.
I just got my comment confiscated for using the word hate in the content of the name of our dearest friend in the ME.
I’m tired of the grammar school censorship in these fora, so I’ll say goodbye for now…
If you used the “J” word, Disqus will send it to moderation.
Yes, but it won’t see light again. This blog isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to the idiotic crap written by Disqus.
It’s ok. I’ve said about everything here I came to say.
Well, we will miss you OB.
Well, I was referring to this post at the time, not presence among a fine group of folks who are fighting the good fight. Sorry I was not clear.
As for the disappeared post, a good thing about it is that we have little to fear when it comes to artificial intelligence 😉
Apparently you didn’t learn anything from prior rodeos.
The number of comments from you which haven’t seen light at Antiwar.com remains: Zero.
Zionists hate the world. Period.
Zionism is product of a world hostile to Jewish people for 2,000 years.
Message to Israeli officer: ESAD.
Eat Shit And Die?
Thanks for making me laugh!
Israel does not have the military strength to sustain the air campaigned needed to take out Iran’s nuclear program. So of course they want the US involved. I am opposed to a joint effort.
Israeli Military Chief Tells US to Step Up Planning for Joint Attacks on Israel
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