The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) returned to Israel on Thursday after five days of talks with US officials in Washington that were focused on Iran and said joint military operations between the US and Israel will be “significantly expanded.”
“In order to improve our capabilities in the face of challenges in the region, joint activity with the US Central Command will be significantly expanded in the near future,” IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi said, according to The Times of Israel.
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi’s trip to the US came amid soaring tensions with Iran as the US is ramping up sanctions on the Islamic Republic and expressing support for protesters inside the country. Kohavi said that Israel will “continue to act at an accelerated rate against the entrenchment of the Iranian regime in the region.”
Earlier this week, Kohavi held talks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and CIA Director William Burns. Kohavi said that he stressed to the US officials that the US and Israel should step up planning for joint attacks on Iran.
Israel frequently carries out covert attacks inside Iran, but it’s unclear if the IDF could pull off airstrikes in Iran without support from the US. Striking Iranian nuclear facilities that have been built underground in response to Israeli sabotage would require bunker-busting bombs that Israel doesn’t have.
The US acknowledged in its recently released nuclear posture review that Iran has not decided to build a nuclear weapon, but that hasn’t stopped the hype and threats from both Israeli and US officials.
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It seems to me that building a ‘nuclear weapon’, is almost a necessity…
If I were in their shoes I’d buy 50 from the Russians and the means to deliver them. Then I’d tell the Israelis it’s time to sit down and talk about how to stabilize the ME.
I have a hard time believing Russia would make such a deal.
Not everything is meant literally. There are similes, metaphors, etc, all sorts of ways to convey a point.
Some of us resort to such literary devices because we know that the lust for control so occupies the consciousness of our leadership that nothing that speaks to reason can penetrate.
In line with your thought, a little nuclear drop on the Hill or the Pentagon might teach the lesson and drive the point home, common sense does not do it.
Kudos OB, kudos!
Makes absolutely no sense. What metaphor are you alluding to?
Actually, in this case it makes sense. A non nuclear nation is threatened by two nuclear power nations for no good reason, except that it is without a nuclear deterrent. The bullies are taking advantage of that. They use sanctions to beat up on Iran, doing harm to the civilian population, including women and children. A savage way to wage a war using starvation and lack of medical care as weapons. Starvation of civilians is as criminal as using bullets and bombs to kill, even more brutal when parents must watch their children die a slow death by starvation, war crimes. Our senile president and team are war criminals.
Why not, what do they have to lose? The Russians may not want to but they may have to. They did not want a war with Ukraine, they had no choice, the USA provoked the conflict, Biden wants the war as long as others do the killing and provide the cannonfodder.
It is Biden’s war.
“Why not, what do they have to lose” A lot. Iran is an unpredictable and unstable nation. If Iran gets nuclear weapons from Russia and then uses them say against Israel. You can bet what is left of Israel will not only retaliate against Iran, but Israel will also hit Russia.
And by the way, of course Russia had a choice. Their existence was not threaten by Ukraine.
You know something, Iran is not unstable to say otherwise is just BS.
They have not attacked any nation for more than 120 years, It is the others, the Brits and the US Americans who want the Iranian oil. Recall the regime change in 1953, all because Mossadegh was going to nationalize the Iranian natural resources, oil was the reason of decades of brutal dictatorship to protect the wealth of the British and US energy giants, that is why.
IT IS ALL ABOUT ” M O N E Y “and ” P O W E R”. Iran is a stable and predictable nation, our elite is bursting at their seams, they are pumped up with GREED. Americans can never get enough, they are choking and still want more.
Ukraine is one proxy, the war is Biden’s USA against Russia war, by now you should have noticed that. Even NATO members are proxies, win or lose Ukraine and Europe will lose big time, there will be nothing but scorched earth left, Russia has to put an end to the USA unless the Biden people get some common sense. They are psychopaths, anything is possible with such people.
“Russia has to put an end to the USA” That has to be the most Anti-USA statement I heard in quite sometime.
How nice, Israel and the USA, TWO nuclear powers, threaten Iran a non nuclear power. Iran’s existence is being threatened by two nuclear powers and you think Iran has no right to fight back? What right does Israel and the USA have to threaten Iran, impose sanctions on Iran in order to destabilize the nation and then you say look, they are an UNSTABLE” NATION? Only the USA and Israel have the right to ATTACK AND INVADE OTHER NATIONS? In my opinion that is really crazy.
What has Iran done to Israel? What has Russia ever done to the USA? THEY ARE GUILTY TO HAVE OIL and other mineral resources. Is that it?
Four powers on three continents, they don’t even share a single border and they can’t exist peacefully????
My heart breaks for poor Israel and poor USA. /s
Nicely said Renate, nicely said…
Why should Russia sell them anything,when they have much more power as their great protector?
israel has been claiming that “iran is only 2 weeks away from building a nuclear bomb” for several decades now
The irony is Iran is a signatory to the NPT (signed in 1968, ratified in 1970), while Israel, which has a few nukes, has not and does not allow the IAEA to inspect. With Bibi back, you know he will bring out his color drawing and the spit will be flying in the air for an attack on Iran. Then there is the Gvir character.
Few?? Few hundred is more probable.
I sense sarcasm in his choice of the word “few”.
“Joint” Activity? Sounds inventive. Light up for peace!
“Kohavi said that he stressed to the US officials that the US and Israel should step up planning for joint attacks on Iran.”
Nice of Kohavi to volunteer us for something sane people don’t with for.
I never though I would agree with Khomeini on anything, but I have to give the devil his due when he called the US “the great Satan” and Israel “the little Satan”.
Kohavi said that Israel will “continue to act at an accelerated rate against the entrenchment of the Iranian regime in the region.”
Meaning they aren’t allowed to have any form of government that Israel doesn’t approve. And since the US has declared that Iran isn’t seeking a nuke, it just means that the excuses will shift and the real objective with Iran will remain the same. Complete capitulation or failed state with a strong preference for the latter. After all, how else can they ever be safe from the next Holocaust?
The emphasis should be on our part in the drama. But we’re a prisoner of the folks with the permanent Get out of the Hague Free Card.
Well put, Bear!
Can you say “WWIII”?
Will there be a point , ever, when Zionazis don’t run this country ( not since JFK was murdered by them!)
This includes our drooling, barely sentient POTUS along with the Blinkin’ Idiot and various other high -rankin officials.
I have a feeling that Russia will not sit idly by while its ally Iran is turned into sea glass.
On the other hand, I’ll be getting out a bag of popcorn when Iran mines the Straits of Hormuz 😁 Great potential for entertainment!
It sounds a bit morbid but that’s the real world…!
So does this tell us two that nuclear bomb states are talking about attacking a non nuclear bomb state. It sure sounds like nuclear bullying to me. They must be real proud to keep the uppity Iran in its place. Both of whom have been or a currently are genocide practitioners. Its a wonderful world for genocide, but mostly for the chosen and their supporters.
Keep licking Iran boot and get nothing but a mouth full of gravel.
Only the US would use nukes against a non nuclear power in case of a conventional war. They always make it a point to declare in case of conflict everything is on the table, including nukes.
Time for a another regime change proxy war. Just can’t have enough of this crap going on. Gotta feed the beast, right?
My wife and I live in a visually pleasing place (except for wild fires), and every time I look there’s another obscenity added to the pile. It becomes more and more tempting to turn one’s back altogether on this bullshit country’s drama and all the chaos it’s spreading across the globe …
Are you tired of world wide threats, military build ups and expansions that cost trillions? Are you tired of wars that kill millions for no good reason and some for obviously bad reasons only to leave the same bad apples behind to poison the good apples? Do you ever feel like saying nough’ talk! Let’s see them nukes! It takes a lot for a hard core antiwar advocate to lose it. But maybe it’s time? …Wait! Is that why some people pray for Armageddon? Is that how we’re going to finally be at peace? (sarcasm)
That is the height of cynicism…. Nicely done.
What a bunch of criminals they are, they are sickening.
War criminals. They used to get sent to the Hague – but not apparently if they hail from a certain geographically insignificant, bellicose middle eastern country.
War criminals surrounded by other war criminals.
What an amazing news! This is the kind of power relatiinship US needed. Dud not see it coming.
The elephant and its welfare Queen midget… Now TWO who depend on the largess of the U.S. taxpayers.
There are reports of China and Iran and Russia and India to expand their relationship.
That is like four crime bosses making a deal. It will not last.
Don’t worry the US/ NATO nations are governed by psychopaths. Actually some Mafia types have their own moral codes and they insist on keeping agreements, when they give their word of “honor” they mean it. Go figure.
Thanks for making me laugh, somewhat. 🙂
NATO has existence for 73 years. Can you honestly believe that four countries that you mentions supporting each other for even 73 weeks? And India has little or nothing to gain by being associated with authoritarian governments.
Kohavi is full of shit. Israel is incapable of fighting anyone that isn’t helpless.
Remember the martyrs: US Liberty, Rachel Corrie, Shireen abu Akleh, … Palestine.
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