World View: Growing U.S.-Iran-Hezbollah Relationship Alienates Israel

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  • Captured Iranian arms vessel docks in Israel
  • Growing U.S. - Iran - Hezbollah relationship alienates Israel
  • Russia increases its military presence in Ukraine's Crimea

Captured Iranian arms vessel docks in Israel

A commercial vessel, the Klos-C, from Iran docked in Israel late Saturday. The Panamanian-flagged vessel had sailed a circuitous route from Iran, and was loaded with dozens of medium-range Syrian M-302 missiles destined for Gaza.

Israeli and U.S. intelligence had been tracking the ship for months. The missiles were flown from Syria to Iran several months ago. In late December, the Klos C sailed from the Black Sea through the Suez Canal to the Persian Gulf, docking in Iran around January 23. The weapons were stashed onboard, unknown even to the Turkish captain and the crew members of various nationalities. It departed on February 3, stopping at another port, finally sailing out of the Gulf, around Yemen, and into the Red Sea where it was intercepted by Israeli forces. The plan was to dock at Port Sudan on the Red Sea, from where the missiles could be transported overland to Gaza.

The entire allegation is a manufactured lie, created at the behest of Jewish lobbyists in the United states, according to a spokeswoman for Iran's foreign ministry:

"The claims and extensive anti-Iran propaganda were made while the Zionist regime’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington to attend the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)."

A Palestinian official said the following:

"The ship has been sailing for weeks and it is seized exactly when Netanyahu is in Washington. The entire operation and the reports raise many questions regarding the timing and whether the event was real or fabricated."

The M-302 rockets have range of between 90 to 190 kilometers, depending on their model type, and their arrival in Gaza would have represented a boost to the ability of Islamic Jihad to target Israeli cities with missiles. Jerusalem Post and Forbes and Fars (Tehran)

Growing U.S. - Iran - Hezbollah relationship alienates Israel

As the nuclear arms talks with Iran proceed, Israeli leaders are increasingly distrustful of the administration of president Barack Obama who, they fear, will continue to make numerous concessions to Iran and in the end will still allow Iran to continue development of nuclear weapons. Israel is pointing to the intercepted weapons shipment as proof that Iran cannot be trusted to keep its word.

In fact, reports from Lebanon media indicate that the U.S. is developing a closer relationship with Iran, but also with Hezbollah, the Lebanese group named by the U.S. and the West as one of the major terrorist groups in the world. At Qatar's request, a Lebanese security agency has been mediating between the U.S. and Hezbollah.

Areas of cooperation between Hezbollah and the CIA include intelligence information on al-Qaeda linked rebel groups in Syria, with the U.S. attempting to help Hezbollah evade terrorist attacks.

First reports of links began in 2012, with the number of meetings growing throughout 2013. By January 2014, the meetings have become very detail oriented, and cover topics such as the following:

  • Cooperation in fighting al-Qaeda linked groups al-Nusra and ISIS that have grown in Syria.
  • Cooperation on ending or limiting the string of terrorist attacks against Hezbollah strongholds in and around Beirut.
  • Possibility of U.S. drone strikes against Sunni terrorist targets in Syria, using intelligence gathered by Hezbollah.
The reasons for the growing relationship between the U.S., Hezbollah and Iran, despite Israeli objections, are in shared interests in fighting Sunni terrorist organizations, while disregarding the Shia terrorism promoted by Iran and Hezbollah. The U.S. seems to perceive Shia terrorism as a lesser danger to its security than Sunni terrorism.

It's ironic, as I've been writing for months, that it's these three entities, along with Russia, that have CREATED the Sunni terrorist threat in Syria and made it as large as it's become. This is because Russia has been supplying unlimited numbers of weapons to the genocidal monster president Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and supporting him, along with passive support of the Obama administration, as he conducts "industrial strength" torture and extermination on his own civilians, even using sarin gas against his own people, and particularly targeting innocent Sunni women and children. This has drawn Sunni terrorist jihadists from Europe, from Russia's Caucasus region, from northern Africa, from Pakistan, and even from as far away as Indonesia. Thanks to the U.S., Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, Syria has become the jihadist capital of the world.

However, what's really interesting about all this is that the Generational Dynamics prediction that I've been posting for almost ten years is coming true. When I started writing in the mid-2000s decade that India, Russia and Iran would be allied with the West against China, Pakistan, and the Sunni countries, it seemed almost fantastical that we would be allied with Iran. And yet, that's exactly the direction we're going. This is further proof of the validity of the Generational Dynamics methodology. Haaretz and Memri

Russia increases its military presence in Ukraine's Crimea

Hundreds of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers are reinforcing Russia's presence in Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula. Many of them were seen in eastern Crimea on Friday night after apparently having crossed the Straits of Kerch, which separates Crimea from Russian territory. Different reports estimate that there are between 11,000 and 20,000 Russian troops in Crimea. In the week since Russia seized control of Crimea, Russian troops have been neutralizing and disarming Ukrainian military bases here. Some Ukrainian units, however, have refused to give up, and all Ukrainian bases have been blockaded. AP


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