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PROPAGANDA  ALERT : 6 weeks after Iran’s “historic” nuclear agreement with world powers: 

“Israel is more ready than ever to strike Iran”


compiled by Cem Ertür, 3 September 2015


Only weeks after signing a “historic” nuclear agreement with Iran in Vienna on July 14th [PDF], the NATO axis and its prime ally Israel are already escalating their threats of an overt war on Iran, Lebanon and Syria.

Meanwhile, the brutality of NATO- and Israel-led genocidal overt and covert wars on Yemen, Syria and Iraq reaches new extremes…

As the Iran nuclear deal continues to dominate international headlines, shock waves of sorts have been reverberating in Israel after it was revealed that recordings had been released by former prime minister [1999-2001] and defense minister [2007-2013] Ehud Barak in which [Israel’s] alleged plans to strike Iran […] had been graphically discussed [in 2010, 2011 and 2012].

On Monday, an unnamed Israeli senior security official told Walla news that his country’s military is more prepared now than in previous years to conduct a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities should the orders be handed down to do so.


Obama to U.S. Jews: Full transcript

The Jewish Standard, 28 August 2015

[Full transcript of U.S. President Barack Obama’s live webcast from the White House co-sponsored by the ‘Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ and the ‘Jewish Federations of North America’, 28 August 2015]

excerpts from:   Obama’s Letter to Congressman Nadler

[Full text of U.S. President Barack Obama’s letter to the U.S. Congress on August 19th]

New York Times, 20 August 2015

[emphasis added]

“The JCPOA [ Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ] (*) […] does not remove any of our options when it comes to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. As I have repeatedly emphasized, my Administration will take whatever means are necessary to achieve that goal, including military means. Should Iran seek to dash toward a nuclear weapon, all of the options available to the United States – including the military option– will remain available through the life of the deal and beyond. […]

Throughout my time in office I have consistently viewed Israel’s security as sacrosanct. […] My Administration has pursued an unprecedented  level of military, intelligence, and security cooperation with Israel  […]   [N]o [U.S.] administration has done more for Israel’s security than mine. […]

As I have underscored repeatedly, it is imperative that, even as we effectively cut off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon through implementation of the JCPOA, we take steps to ensure we and our allies and partners are more capable than ever to deal with Iran’s destabilizing activities and support for terrorism.  […]  [W]e will maintain powerful sanctions targeting Iran’s support for groups such as Hizballah, its destabilizing role in Yemen, its backing of the Assad regime, its missile program, and its human rights abuses at home. Critically, I made sure that the United States reserved its right to maintain and enforce existing sanctions and even to deploy new sanctions”

(*)  hyperlink added.

IDF puts finishing touches on mass evacuation plan in case of war with Hezbollah

by Noam Amir and Maariv Hashavua, Jerusalem Post, 2 September 2015

Excerpts from:  Israel defense chiefs see war with Hezbollah as matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’

by Noam Amir and Maariv Hashavua, Jerusalem Post, 20 August 2015

In recent weeks, analysts have noticed a historic alignment that has taken hold between Hezbollah and the Lebanese military. For the first time ever, IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Northern Command soldiers manning lookout posts have noticed that Hezbollah and Lebanese troops have been conducting joint patrols. Now Israeli military officials are wondering just how deep the cooperation between the two organizations extends.

Israel is disturbed by these developments, and it has communicated its concerns to world powers. In some cases, Israeli officials have made clear their redlines regarding the nature and quality of weaponry it will permit the Lebanese forces to possess.

An interesting dynamic has taken shape between Hezbollah and the Lebanese government, and Israel is not taking it lightly. Hezbollah today has members of parliament and enough government ministers that can tilt major decisions in its direction. Will the Lebanese military fight alongside Hezbollah in the next war? Israel does not rule this out, and as such is preparing for the eventuality. […]

On the day that hostilities erupt, the northern communities will be evacuated. In their place will come battalions of combat troops. The evacuation plans have already been prepared, as have the plans for an attack on the other side of the border. Israel will unleash the full extent of its might and do all in its power in order to finish the next round within days.

The army’s comprehensive new strategic plan, recently unveiled by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, leaves no room for excuses. When the IDF embarks on the next war, it will stop only after it completes its mission. That means it will cease its fire after the enemy raises the white flag of surrender – or after the world stops the army from battering Hezbollah and bombarding Lebanese territory.

Excerpt from:  IDF troops prepare for possible incursion into Syria

by Yoav Zitun, Ynetnews, 17 August 2015

The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has already prepared plans to attack Syria in light of a recent military assessment that Iran has opened a new front against Israel on the Golan Heights.

Military exercises in the area over the last two weeks have focused primarily on a scenario of offensive operations inside Syrian territory in response to possible action from the Syrian border such as the infiltration of dozens of terrorists armed with anti-tank weapons, machine guns, grenades and light weapons into one of the communities along the border.

The exercises included possible IDF responses to such infiltrations with troops firing at fixed points on the Syrian side of the border. Simultaneously, officials expect a barrage of mortar bombs to be fired at communities in the Golan Heights during such a scenario.

R E L A T E D :

Crime de Guerre: “Président” Hollande juge indispensable “la neutralisation de Bachar el-Assad”
Syrian Free Press Network, 27 août 2015

President Bashar al-Assad: “Terrorists are the true tool of the Israeli aggression, and confronting Israel requires confronting its tools first”
SANA via Syrian Free Press Network, 25 August 2015

Syrian Army shoots down Israel’s intruding fighter jet and two helicopters
Syrian Perspective via Syrian Free Press Network, 23 August 2015

The Leader: We will not allow the US to make economic, political or cultural inroads into Iran
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamic Republic of Iran website, 17 August 2015

Sayyed Nasrallah: “Israeli army will never have successful strategy in Lebanon”
al-Manar, 14 August 2015

Abd-al-Malik al-Houthi: “The Saudi barbarism identifies it to Israel and brings Yemen closer to Palestine”
Sayed Hasan, 13 August 2015

War crimes alert: Turkish daily: “Aleppo to become the 82nd province of Turkey”
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 9 August 2015

Where is the official public record of President Obama authorizing US air strikes against Syrian government?
by Parliament Square Peace Campaign, 4 August 2015

Sayyed Nasrallah: “Our generation should not remain silent over the U.S. plot to carve up Iraq, Syria and Yemen” [Full Transcript]
al-Ahed News via Syrian Free Press Network, 7 May 2015

From the archives (front pages):


The Independent, 4 February 2012


possible routes of a prospective Israeli Air Force attack on Iran

(source:  “President Bush Backs Israeli Plan for Strike on Iran”, Sunday Times (via Information Clearing House), 13 July 2008)

From the archives (propaganda alerts):

“Existential threat to Israel”: Obama’s relentless war effort against Iran and Syria
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 21 March 2013

The Guardian: “Britain prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran”
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 2 November 2011

Once again, a CSIS report designates Turkey as the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack on Iran
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indymedia UK, 30 March 2010

Obama: “President Bush was right that Iran’s ballistic missile program is a serious threat
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indymedia UK, 19 September 2009

Israeli PM Netanyahu: “Threats to our existence must be nipped in the bud”
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Indymedia UK, 29 August 2009

Quotes on Iran by Obama, Brown, Sarkozy and Merkel
propaganda alert by Cem Ertür, Dandelion Salad, 28 July 2008


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