June 25th, 2015

The Next Phase of the Middle East War.

Pentagon “Guidelines” for “Preemptive” Nuclear Strikes against “Rogue Enemies”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, June 24, 2015, 4 September 2006
This article written 9 years ago discusses the evolution of the Middle East War. The US-NATO design involves a timeline of military interventions. The ongoing wars on Syria, Iraq and Yemen are part of a military roadmap which is ultimately directed against Iran.
In the wake of the 2006 war on Lebanon,  Israel announced plans to wage a pre-emptive “full-scale war” against Iran and Syria, implying the deployment of both air and ground force. These war plans in 2006-2007 were said to be at the top of the defense agenda as confirmed in a September 2006 Sunday Times report (highlights added):
“Israel is preparing for a possible war with both Iran and Syria, according to Israeli political and military sources.”
“The challenge from Iran and Syria is now top of the Israeli defense agenda, higher than the Palestinian one,” said an Israeli defense source. Shortly before the war in Lebanon Major-General Eliezer Shkedi, the commander of the air force, was placed in charge of the “Iranian front”, a new position in the Israeli Defense Forces. His job will be to command any future strikes on Iran and Syria.” (…)
In the past we prepared for a possible military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities,” said one insider, “but Iran’s growing confidence after the war in Lebanon means we have to prepare for a full-scale war, in which Syria will be an important player.” (Sunday Times, 3 September 2006)

The aerial bombing plans have been fully operational (“in an advanced state of readiness”) since June 2005. The various components of the military operation are firmly under US Command, coordinated by the Pentagon and US Strategic Command Headquarters (USSTRATCOM) at the Offutt Air Force base in Nebraska.
Today, US-NATO in liaison with Israel are waging a broader war in the Middle East while also deploying troops and military hardware in East Europe on the border with Russia.
The issue is not whether the war will inevitably take place but what are the instruments at our disposal which will enable us to shunt and ultimately disarm this global military agenda. What is required is a grass roots antiwar network, a mass movement at national and international levels, which challenges the legitimacy of the main military and political actors, as well as their corporate sponsors, and which would ultimately be instrumental in unseating those who rule in our name.
Michel Chossudovsky, June 24, 2015
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