Will U.S. Join Israeli Counterstrike On Iran?

The Commander of U.S. Central Command, General Eric Kurilla, was in Israel on Thursday, as Israeli Prime Minister put in a public appearance at Tel Nof Air Force base to give a pep talk to Israeli F-15 pilots.

Also this week, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had two lengthy video conferences with his Israeli counterpart, Yoav Gallant, and the Pentagon sent the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier task force closer to Israel for its current duty station further down the Red Sea.

These are signs of serious preparations underway for a joint U.S. – Israeli strike on Iran should the Iranian regime be so stupid as to launch a direct attack on Israel.

Meanwhile, the CIA is again warning that Iran will strike Israel within 24-48 hours, just as they did a week ago Thursday. For the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone at the Agency with any sense would issue this type of time-stamped warning. It’s just an invitation to be proven wrong — as they were last week.

But then, I guess there are fewer people with any sense at the Agency these days, now that they are working on the real strategic threat to America: climate change. The folks in Langley spend more time on ensuring they get top scores on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that they do on spying on America’s enemies.

Let me reiterate, however, why I continue to believe that Iran will not strike Israel, despite all its threats that it intends to “punish” Israel for its alleged role in bombing the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1 where war-planning meetings were underway. Even if Iran chooses, say, proxies in Iraq to launch missiles into Israel, the Israelis will see through the subterfuge and take it as a direct Iranian attack. And any direct Iranian attack on Israel green lights Israel to strike Iran.

I said that in this space last week. This week, Israeli minister without portfolio Benny Gantz said it on Israeli TV. (In case you missed it, Benny Gantz is the “moderate” Israeli politician Biden & Co. are trying to maneuver into position to replace Bibi. Take it from me: it ain’t a gonna happen).

Should Iran’s leaders provoke an Israeli counterstrike — or even worse, a joint U.S.- Israeli counterstrike — they will get hit very hard. And they will be incapable of shooting down a single U.S. and/or Israeli plane, a fact that will become immediately obvious. They will appear weak in the eyes of the Iranian people, something I believe could actually serve as a catalyst for a nation-wide uprising against the regime.

I am sure Iran’s leaders understand this. So what will they do? They will attack Iranian dissidents overseas. No price to pay for that!

Just two days before the Israeli strike in Damascus, an Iranian hit team repeatedly stabbed exiled journalist Pouria Zeraati in the back of the thighs just outside his home in London. They made sure not to kill him. Why? they wanted every Iranian dissident to know they can reach them anywhere, which is just about true.

I was invited to an “opposition” conference at the end of this month in Cadiz, Spain. I was concerned because no one could tell me who was paying for my airfare and hotel and that of the other participants. And Spain, really? The Spaniards have never caught a a terrorist that I am aware of, other than their own Basques.

In the end, I turned down the invitation and the gentleman who relayed it to me admitted he was actually relieved, because he knew the Iranians had been trying to kidnap me for over two decades. (I write about those attempts, and my efforts to help bring down the Iranian regime, in an upcoming memoire called The Iran House. I’ll have much to say about the fecklessness of several U.S. intelligence agencies, as well….)

Secretary of State Tony Blinken has asked the Chinese to use their influence with the Iranians to get them not to strike back at Israel, for fear of it escalating into a regional war.

How pathetic. Why doesn’t the U.S. do what a serious power would do and announce publicly what we will do if Iran attacks Israel – and then, do it. That’s called deterrence. It’s an art form that none in the Biden regime seems to have studied, let alone mastered.

I talk about these topics, and the pathetic huffing and puffing of Little Cooke of France about war with Russia, on this week’s Prophecy Today Weekend. As always, you can listen live at 1 PM on Saturday on 104.9 FM or 550 AM in the Jacksonville, Florida area, or listen to the podcast later.

Yours in freedom.

©2024. Kenneth R. Timmerman. All rights reserved.


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