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 lateSaturday. The Panamanian-flagged vessel had sailed a circuitous routefrom Iran, and was loaded with dozens of medium-range Syrian M-302missiles 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. Inlate December, the Klos C sailed from the Black Sea through the SuezCanal to the Persian Gulf, docking in Iran around January 23. Theweapons were stashed onboard, unknown even to the Turkish captain andthe crew members of various nationalities. It departed on February 3,stopping at another port, finally sailing out of the Gulf, aroundYemen, and into the Red Sea where it was intercepted by Israeliforces. The plan was to dock at Port Sudan on the Red Sea, from wherethe missiles could be transported overland to Gaza.
The entire allegation is a manufactured lie, created at the behest ofJewish lobbyists in the United states, according to a spokeswoman forIran’s foreign ministry:
“The claims and extensive anti-Iran propaganda weremade while the Zionist regime’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahuwas in Washington to attend the annual conference of the AmericanIsrael Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).”
A Palestinian official said the following:
“The ship has been sailing for weeks and it is seizedexactly when Netanyahu is in Washington. The entire operation andthe reports raise many questions regarding the timing and whetherthe 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 haverepresented a boost to the ability of Islamic Jihad to target Israelicities 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 areincreasingly distrustful of the administration of president BarackObama who, they fear, will continue to make numerous concessions toIran and in the end will still allow Iran to continue development ofnuclear weapons. Israel is pointing to the intercepted weaponsshipment 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 withHezbollah, the Lebanese group named by the U.S. and theWest as one of the major terrorist groups in the world. AtQatar’s request, a Lebanese security agency has been mediatingbetween the U.S. and Hezbollah.
Areas of cooperation between Hezbollah and the CIA includeintelligence information on al-Qaeda linked rebel groupsin Syria, with the U.S. attempting to help Hezbollah evadeterrorist attacks.
First reports of links began in 2012, with the number ofmeetings growing throughout 2013. By January 2014, themeetings have become very detail oriented, and cover topicssuch 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., Hezbollahand Iran, despite Israeli objections, are in shared interests infighting Sunni terrorist organizations, while disregarding the Shiaterrorism promoted by Iran and Hezbollah. The U.S. seems to perceiveShia terrorism as a lesser danger to its security than Sunniterrorism.
It’s ironic, as I’ve been writing for months, that it’s these threeentities, along with Russia, that have CREATED the Sunni terroristthreat in Syria and made it as large as it’s become. This is becauseRussia has been supplying unlimited numbers of weapons to thegenocidal monster president Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and supportinghim, along with passive support of the Obama administration, as heconducts “industrial strength” torture and extermination on his owncivilians, even using sarin gas against his own people, andparticularly targeting innocent Sunni women and children. This hasdrawn Sunni terrorist jihadists from Europe, from Russia’s Caucasusregion, from northern Africa, from Pakistan, and even from as far awayas Indonesia. Thanks to the U.S., Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, Syriahas become the jihadist capital of the world.
However, what’s really interesting about all this is that theGenerational Dynamics prediction that I’ve been posting for almost tenyears is coming true. When I started writing in the mid-2000s decadethat India, Russia and Iran would be allied with the West againstChina, Pakistan, and the Sunni countries, it seemed almost fantasticalthat we would be allied with Iran. And yet, that’s exactly thedirection we’re going. This is further proof of the validity of theGenerational Dynamics methodology. Haaretz and Memri
Russia increases its military presence in Ukraine’s Crimea
Hundreds of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers arereinforcing Russia’s presence in Ukraine’s southern Crimea peninsula.Many of them were seen in eastern Crimea on Friday night afterapparently having crossed the Straits of Kerch, which separates Crimeafrom Russian territory. Different reports estimate that there arebetween 11,000 and 20,000 Russian troops in Crimea. In the week sinceRussia seized control of Crimea, Russian troops have been neutralizingand disarming Ukrainian military bases here. Some Ukrainian units,however, have refused to give up, and all Ukrainian bases have beenblockaded. AP