The US and Israeli air forces will simulate attacking Iran during drills over the Mediterranean Sea and Israel this week, The Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.
The report said that the drills will be held from Tuesday to Thursday and will involve both US and Israeli refueling planes and fighter jets. The planned exercises haven’t been confirmed by the US, but the report comes after the head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) visited Washington for days of talks with US officials.
Fox News reported last week that while in the US, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi discussed holding joint drills simulating attacks on Iran with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Upon his return from Washington, Kohavi said that the US and Israel agreed to “significantly expand” joint military activity in the Middle East.
Back in May, Israel simulated large-scale attacks on Iran over the Mediterranean, but the US denied reports that said its warplanes participated. But tensions between the US and Iran are much higher now as nuclear deal talks have been stalled for months, the US continues to increase sanctions on Iran, and has expressed strong support for protesters inside the country.
The idea of the drills is that they would simulate bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities. The US acknowledged in its recently released Nuclear Posture Review that Iran is not building a nuclear weapon, but that hasn’t stopped the hype and threats from US and Israeli officials.
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So what is the plan now? Start a war with Iran, opening up a front against Turkey in Syria, continue to back Saudi’s in their Yemeni slaughterhouse, escalating the war in Ukraine and start a war with China. With all the other hidden and overt conflicts to joyfully particpate in. The question that inevitably rises of course: is that going to be enough?
There never will be an end to Capitalism and Imperialism starting and fighting wars for dominance and profit as well as subjugation of other peoples of color.Not until the last human is dead.
Bleak but probably true…
Nope. Both parties could care less about what American citizens want, and that is peace. Pulling the lever every four years results in nothing, no matter which party in power The Biden administration may look bad, but, to me, the worse Democratic administration was the Obama administration. Obama had the White House, both houses of Congress, and go nothing done. Nothing. No universal healthcare, just Romney care on steroids. Increased war spending, sending more men and materials to Afghanistan, did not codify Roe, bailed out banks after the Great Recession while leaving homeowners to drown in debt. There is more to add to the list. Mr. Hope and Change. His VP, politician to the core (and a liar) wrote what was the precursor to the Patriot Act and bragged about it. Now look at the mess he has us in. If he keeps screwing up, we may see a GOP sweep in 2024, headlined by DeSantis and the rest of the freak show. I feel like a rat caught in a Skinner box.
I cannot think of a thing to add. Well said!
Report: Iran to Hold Drills Simulating Bombing Israel
Practice makes perfect.
Israel will be the first in the world to use the boomerang bomb.
Okay, what is the boomerang bomb?…
You throw it and it comes back to you and explodes in your hand.
The same thing will happen if Israel attacks Iran.
In other words, they will destroy themselves when Iran strikes back.
Israel is not the face of peace with Iran. In fact they are thirsting for war. Nobody else on the planet concurs except the US.
Attacking Syria as we type. Have killed Iranian scientists.
So after the presumed bombing of the Iranian nuclear sites which by the way are 100 meters below ground which would reach back to Israel first; the Israeli fighter jets or the Iranian cruise or ballistic missiles…?!
I am rooting for Iran,they never bother anyone except Israel which has it coming for Gaza and Genocide against the Palestinians backed of course by the US.
Very matter of fact Wendell, what more needs to be said?!
The only reason they bother Israel is they have the audacity to think they have the right to their sovereignty. They don’t even retaliate for Israeli terrorism inside of Iran. The bothering is one-sided, and it comes from Israel with the superpower’s backing.
I wish Iran all the best in taking out US / IDF / NATO forces .
The US needs a posterior review… They need to make sure their a-hole is in the right place.
The US and Israel have an amazing camaraderie but together and combined they do not have a whole brain. They will shoot first and ask questions later…
Wasn’t this given as the reason we assassinated Gen Soleimani? But of course Iran is not allowed to consider this a threat against them.
Which the Pentagon was not happy with, because he was instrumental in assisting in going after ISIS, a common enemy in the area. I consider his assassination a war crime. Iran was not at war with us. Iran had not attacked Israel, which I am sure assisted in the logistics.
Ratcheting up the tensions is what they do.
An attack that we would take part in would be a war crime. Iran is not a threat to the U.S. There is no evidence of an attack being planned against the U.S. Of course George Porgie is free as a bird after his lying *ss brought h*ll to Iraq, “shock and awe”, then 20 more years of h*ll for Afghanistan and the region.
And if the headline said Iran was doing the same, what would the reaction be? But let’s talk about Iranian aggression. It works with Russia, so why not.
Israel and the US have such a genuine affection for each other… It seems a bit dysfunctional though…
US Paralyzed by Islamic Republic of Iran’s Strategic Swing. Written by Pepe Escobar.
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