World View: Growing U.S.-Iran-Hezbollah Relationship Alienates Israel
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- 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
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:
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
- 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.
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
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