Has the US Anti-Iran Coalition Failed?

15.02.2019

After meeting with the Foreign Minister of Oman, organized by the Americans as part of the creation of the anti-Iranian coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu let it slip, making it clear that he was really yearning for war in the Middle East.

The speech of Benjamin Netanyahu showed who really yearns for war in the Middle East. After his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Oman, the press service of the Israeli prime minister spread the message that Arab countries are gathering with Israel "to promote common interests in the war with Iran."

Later, the mention of the "war" on Twitter was replaced by a "fight", and the video in which the Israeli Prime Minister spoke directly about the war was also deleted. Nevertheless, the public managed to notice the true wording and draw long-obvious conclusions.

It is worth noting that the Arab-Israeli confrontation has a history approximately equal to the history of modern Israel, but Tel Aviv’s attitude to Iran is special. Israeli leaders (much to the delight of the American allies) at every opportunity argue that Tehran seeks to physically destroy the Israeli state, and also conducts military actions against the Hezbollah movement, violating both state borders and international laws.

For example, last year, when relations between Iran and the United States worsened, Israel issued a statement about the existence of a secret warehouse in Tehran, where there are 15 containers in which nuclear materials and equipment can theoretically be located. As evidence, Netanyahu showed a satellite photo of the building and a photo of a wall with a gate.

Iran has also repeatedly warned Israel about the consequences of interventions in the country's relations with the European Union, but all the arguments were wasted.

Equally defiantly, Israel acted against Iran when Damascus joined the fight against terrorists in Syria at the official invitation of Damascus. While the Iranian military fought against the Islamists, who, it is worth emphasizing, threatened the entire region, the Israeli military bombed them, violating the airspace of both Syria and neighboring Lebanon. Often, with blows, dozens of civilians were killed.

Israel hosted Syrian territory until its actions led to the death of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft. Moscow volunteered to help Damascus build a missile defense system. For several months after Syria acquired the S-300, Tel Aviv refrained from attacks but recently resumed activity.

So, on February 15, Benjamin Netanyahu, for the first time in a long time, openly admitted responsibility for air strikes against the positions of the Iranian military in Syrian territory. During the attack, the infrastructure of Damascus airport and the hospital was damaged.

Most political analysts link Israel’s militancy with the upcoming elections to the Israeli parliament and Netanyahu’s desire to distract people from corruption scandals and political crisis in the country.

The revitalization of Israel may be connected with the decision of the American leadership on the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always been distinguished by belligerent rhetoric. And the further, the more. Over the years, Netanyahu’s belligerent rhetoric has only increased. And now he seems to have reached the limit because quite openly at a meeting in Warsaw, he declared a possible war with Iran.

The idea of a war with Iran is not new in the Israeli political establishment. So, for example, when the US planned an attack on Iraq in 2003, Israeli diplomats strongly advised Americans to start with Iran.

In fact, the meeting in Warsaw fell through, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quite disappointed. Because most European countries refused to participate in the conference and did not want to demonstrate anti-Iranian unity with America. However, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman arrived, with whom Israel has recently been trying to establish relations.

Will there really be a war? Probably, not. Yes, indeed, regime change in Iran is the goal of US policy. But the Americans are well aware that to really wage a war with Iran means absolutely unacceptable losses. Iran is too big country, with too big army. Maybe not even the strongest, but already a very large army. To control such a territory by occupying it is almost impossible. Moreover, it is beyond the power of Israel.

Iran is very convenient both for the United States and for Israel as an enemy, which in no case should be destroyed - because sanctions can be imposed against it, weapons and military presence can be increased, and this means that defense orders and new jobs can be obtained. To lose such an enemy is too unprofitable.

Yes, hard times ahead for Iran. But the Islamic Republic has all the chances to survive in this stage of history and defend the gains of the revolution that occurred in 1979. Now further aggravation of relations between Iran and the West will follow. However, a “hot” war is extremely unlikely.