Two worrying scenarios. Yes, two.
Canada's bizarre expulsion of Iranian diplomats and the subsequent language from PM Harper and Israel's Netanyahu leave me very concerned.
Worrying- Iran departure may leave Canada a target
Canada may be the target of retaliation after its decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran.Narrative creation? Iranian embassy 'fomenting unrest': Toews
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of Iran's parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, said there could be an "immediate and decisive" response to Canada's action according to Fars news agency.
Canadian officials, however, have yet to respond to this threat.
"We're very concerned about the role of Iran in fomenting unrest and inappropriate violent behaviour," Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said. "We don't approve of any foreign country recruiting Canadian nationals for the type of purposes described by some of the media."Canada's last Iran ambassador-
"There is one possible scenario where an attack on our embassy and diplomats would be possible or even likely. If Israel were to launch a unilateral attack on Iran without American or international support and Canada was the only major Western country on the ground in Iran supporting Israel, then our embassy and diplomats would likely be at risk. Has the Canadian government decided to provide this type of support to Israel and seeing the danger to our diplomats, acted to pull them out in advance?"
There was no threat. There is no indication that Iran was fomenting anything in Canada.
In fact Canada has undertaken provocative behaviour against Iranian/Canadians for no legitimate reason .
The reporting on the Iranian embassy is either sensationalist journalism at it's most blatant and bizarre or someone is prepping a narrative.
Second worrisome scenario- War games Persian Gulf Sept 16-27th
I detest the "war games" language. War is not a game.
The U.S. and over 25 other countries will hold the largest scale mine-sweeping exercise on Sept. 16-27 in the Persian Gulf, in a show of unity and a defensive step to prevent Iran from attempting to block oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz.
The U.S. is also racing to complete a new radar system in Qatar in the coming months that would combine with radars already in place in Israel and Turkey to form a broad arc of anti-missile coverage, the report said.
Washington is considering launching further cyber operation like the cyber attack code-named "Olympic Games" that infected Iran's nuclear centrifuges, in a bid to slow down the Iranian nuclear program.
Another proposal, advocated by some former top security officials, supports launching a "clandestine" military strike, just like the one launched by Israel against Syria's nuclear reactor in 2007, to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities.
Speaking of clandestine strikes on Iran, particularly via Israel.
Freethinker left a link to the most interesting pdf.
Thanks Freethinker!!! I strongly suggest you check it out. Much good reading to be had
One little part jumped out at me. Regarding an Israeli "go it alone" attack on Iran scenario......
Pg.82 of 98-
It is possible that Israel will carry out a strike against Iranian Nuclear Facilities, if the U.S. does not, with theobjective of either destroying the program or delaying it for some years. The success of the Strike Mission will be measured by how much of the Enrichment program has it destroyed, or the number of years it has delayed Iranian acquisition of enough Uranium or Plutonium from the Arak reactor to build a nuclear bomb.Does this area, the optimum route for Israel to attack Iran, along the Syrian -Turkish border just so happen to, coincidentally, (and remember I am not a coincidence theorist) be the same area that NATO is working on making a "no fly/humanitarian zone. Just a thought.
• We conclude that a military strike by Israel against Iranian Nuclear Facilities is possible and the optimum route would be along the Syrian-Turkish border then over a small portion of Iraq then into Iran, and back the same route. However, the number of aircraft required, refueling along the way and getting to the targets without being detected or intercepted would be complex and high risk and would lack any assurances that the overall mission will have a high success rate.
This image, above, is not great but give you an idea that the northern route is according to the CSIS pdf the optimum route for Israel to attack Iran.
For a much better, more detailed image go to Page 84 of the pdf.
I don't know how credible this report is, but, let's have a look at it anyway-
The US cuts Israel loose or buys insurance?
The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country's nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.
Which links back to Ynet
My thoughts- It's doubtful that the US would cut Israel loose.
But then I am quite certain the Israeli government is just about as concerned about the ordinary people resident in Israel as the American ,Canadian, French or British etc., etc., governments are concerned about the ordinary residents in their respective nations. Plainly speaking everyone is expendable.
One last bit of info before closing this post up
Interview- Francis Boyle/Steven Lendman. Approximately 30 minutes