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Thursday, Mar. 06, 2008 at 5:49 AM
Egypt leaks information about an American military action against Syria:
Egypt leaks information about an American military action against Syria:
Mar 4, 2008
Egypt leaks information about an American military action against Syria Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab Al-Youm reported today, through sources that an American message leaked by Egypt to Syria shows that the United States is ready to launch a broad military operation against Syria if it insists on its position on the Lebanese crisis and this is the real reason behind the deployment of “USS Cole” in front of the Syrian - Lebanese waters
The source said that the official announced reason of Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Egypt is to push the Palestinian - Israeli peace process forward but the real reason is to explain the American military actions and the presence of the American ships to the Egyptian leadership.
This is reported today “US waived congressional restriction on Egypt aid” … which says it all.
Looks like Israel and Hezbollah are going to go at it again based on the Stratfor article (included after the following) which would be right in accordance with the rest of the 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel agenda:
Is the Middle East about to blow?:
'A Clean Break'/war for Israel:
The youtube of the call is also linked at the following wakeupfromyourslumber URL:
Blood-thirsty ISRAEL seeks "clean break" to ensnare Iran/Syria into the war after "shoah" attacks on Gaza & Lebanon (be sure to take a look at the comments at the bottom of the following URL)
See the additional posts on both pages of the following URL:
Subject: Israel, Hezbollah: Gearing Up for Another War?
Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
ISRAEL, HEZBOLLAH: GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER WAR?
A number of indications suggest that Israel and Hezbollah could be
readying themselves for a military confrontation in Lebanon in the near future. Israel's operations in Gaza could be an attempt to ensure it only has to fight on one front, and Stratfor sources report Hezbollah is gearing up for a battle.
Analysis With Palestinian rocket barrages continuing and Israel threatening to reoccupy the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting Cairo, Ramallah and Jerusalem on March 4 with the ill-fated goal of reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. While the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is bound to flare up every now and then, there appears to be a bigger issue in play. Israel's current focus on degrading the Palestinians' rocket-launching ability could in fact be tied to possible Israeli intentions to wage war against Hezbollah in the near future.
Israel launched a major offensive into the Gaza Strip on Feb. 29 after Palestinian militants lobbed around 20 Soviet-designed Grad rockets (a step up from the usual homemade Qassam rockets) into the coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon, 11 miles north of Gaza. These rockets are more disruptive than deadly, but they inflict a heavy psychological toll on
Israel. The Israeli government came under heavy pressure to respond in
force, particularly after a Qassam attack killed a civilian in the southern
Israeli town of Sderot.
Despite international condemnation, Israel has made clear that its
operations in Gaza are not over. Haaretz reported March 4 that Israeli
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said this is not a quick operation, but
rather a long process that will involve more intense offensives. Israeli
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni even threatened that Israel would reoccupy
the Gaza Strip if necessary.
Israel's big push on Gaza might be driven by concerns larger than just
its conflict with the Palestinians, however. There are a number of
indications that Israel could be readying itself for a military
confrontation with Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer. The Israelis have been
extending unusual carrot and stick offers to Syria as a warning to stay out
of their fight with Hezbollah; U.S. warships are sitting off the coast
of Lebanon, signaling possible U.S. intervention; and Hezbollah --
along with its Syrian and Iranian patrons -- appears to be making
preparations for a coming war.
According to a Stratfor source in Lebanon, a large contingent of
Iranian foreign intelligence officers, military officials and security
experts have recently arrived in Beirut. Iranian missile and tactical support
experts are allegedly in control of several military operations rooms
recently set up by Hezbollah in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiye
and the Bekaa Valley towns of Mashghara and Al Hirmil. Stratfor has
discussed before the Iranian intent to secure its grip over Hezbollah
ahead of any major confrontation with Israel.
Hezbollah, according to a Stratfor source, also is transporting a
large number of Zelzal missiles to the heights of the West Bekaa valley.
These unguided rockets are large and difficult to transport or hide. They
did not make an appearance in the 2006 conflict; however, if Hezbollah
has managed to acquire several Zelzals, these long-range rockets could
send a large warhead deep into Israeli territory. And Hezbollah is
digging out tunnels and underground shelters, reorganizing its command
structure in the western Bekaa Valley and training under Iranian military
commanders in Tehran. Moreover, Stratfor has received reports that
Hezbollah is installing explosive devices in Iranian-built Mohajer unmanned
aerial vehicles and has acquired new antitank guided missiles.
While Hezbollah appears to be digging in for a fight, Israel is
focusing on diminishing the threat it faces on the Palestinian front. Embedded
in a section on manpower requirements and reserve mobilization in the
final Winograd report on Israel's performance in the 2006 conflict,
several points were made on the difficulties Israel faced due to slow
decision-making in fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon while simultaneously
conducting operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The difficulty during
that conflict was not in fighting the Palestinians per se, but in
having enough manpower to cover both fronts. If Israel can manage to
degrade a fair amount of Hamas' rocket-launching capability in Gaza ahead of
a military confrontation with Hezbollah, it can clear its plate a bit
and focus more intently on the issue of allocating enough forces to
impose a military defeat on Hezbollah.
Copyright 2008 Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
After reading the following take a look at the 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel agenda as discussed by respected American intelligence author/writer James Bamford via the link near the top of http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.BLOGSPOT.COM
U.S. sends warship off Lebanon coast (Reuters)
By Sue Pleming and Andrew Gray
Thu Feb 28, 6:52 PM ET
Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a show of support amid Beirut's political crisis, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Officials said the Bush administration was concerned about political deadlock in Lebanon, which Washington blames on Syrian meddling, and the move underlined that worry.
"The presence is important. It isn't meant to send any stronger signals than that but in fact it does signal that we're engaged, we're going to be in the vicinity," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mullen said the decision was not aimed only at Syria but at the region as whole.
"That's a very, very important part of the world and stability there as well as in the broader Middle East is an important outcome for us," he told reporters at the Pentagon.
A U.S. defense official said the Cole, a destroyer, left Malta on Tuesday heading toward Lebanon, adding it would not be within visible range of Lebanon but "well over the horizon."
A couple of U.S. Navy refueling ships were also in the area, the official said.
Lebanon's Western-backed governing coalition and its Syrian and Iranian backed opposition have failed to reach a deal to end the country's political conflict.
"The United States believes a show of support is important for regional stability," said a senior Bush administration official, who spoke on condition he was not identified.
"We are very concerned about the situation in Lebanon. It has dragged on very long."
The Cole was attacked off the coast of Yemen in October 2000 by al Qaeda militants. Seventeen U.S. sailors were killed.
Mullen said a group of ships will operate in the eastern Mediterranean "for a while."
The Lebanese government had no immediate comment.
But Hezbollah ally and Christian opposition leader Michel Aoun said the United States sent the Cole to display its deterrence capability and he was not worried about the action.
OTHER SHIP EN ROUTE
Two U.S. defense officials said the Cole could be replaced by the USS Nassau, an amphibious assault ship on a course for the Mediterranean. Such ships can transport U.S. Marines but there are no Marines on the Nassau, one official said.
A third defense official noted the Nassau was accompanied by other vessels as part of an expeditionary strike group and suggested some of them may be more likely to relieve the Cole.
The presidential election in Lebanon was postponed again this week to March 11 from February 26, the 15th such delay, after rival leaders failed to reach a deal.
The deadlock has threatened to degenerate into sectarian violence and continues to poison inter-Arab relations in the run-up to an Arab League summit in Syria next month.
"The Arab League is engaged but it has not been successful. In those set of circumstances we think a show of support for regional stability and regional solutions is important," said the senior Bush administration official.
Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally which supports the pro-Western coalition, has also voiced concern over events in Lebanon and discussed the issue with President George W. Bush last month during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
Bush ordered the move earlier this week as a sign of concern over Lebanon and consulted U.S. allies such as France and Britain about it as well as those in the Middle East.
Bush administration officials declined to say whether the decision was taken partly because of Saudi pressure.
"The president is concerned about the situation in Lebanon and discusses the issue regularly with his national security team," said National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe.
The United States has increased pressure on Syria in recent weeks, targeting more individuals with sanctions.
The U.S. Treasury froze assets of four Syrians on Thursday, saying they facilitated the flow of money, weapons and terrorists through Syria to al Qaeda in Iraq.
(Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
Additional at the following URL:
Generals to quit if US strikes Iran
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:49:33
Some senior US military commanders are prepared to resign if President Bush orders a military strike against Iran, a new report says.
“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” The Sunday Times quoted Monday a source with close ties to British intelligence .
“There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible,” the source added.
If proven true a revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented because 'American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired,” said a Pentagon source.
Robert Gates, the defense secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders.
Iran has announced that in face of any aggression it will respond like a 'tsunami'.
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Additional at following URL:
Iraq's Deeply Tragic Future (US to bomb Iran next for Israel as well)
By Scott Ritter
View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/story/76318/
Yes, There Is a Guerrilla War Against Zionism in the U.S. What Should Jewish Institutions Do?:
Finkelstein, a Victim of the Israel Lobby, Denies That It Has Power
If you do a search for 'Mearsheimer' in the search field at CBSNEWS.COM following article that Phil Weiss wrote for 'The Nation' about Mearsheimer/Walt appears as the only reference::
Ferment Over The 'Israel Lobby':
Additional about Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby:
Read the first part of the following article for how Obama pandered to the pro-Israel lobby as well just as Hillary Clinton has done:
The Lobby Strikes Back:
Can hear the latest C-SPAN viewer call which mentioned the 'A Clean Break'/War for Israel agenda which is linked near the top of the following URL:
Jewish Advocates of Pre-Emptive War with Iran Come Under Increasing Criticism:
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