by Zafar Bangash (Editor's Desk, Crescent International Vol. 38, No. 6, Sha'ban, 1430)
Both the US and its Zionist protege have increased the intensity of their rhetorical attacks against Islamic Iran. Last month, nuclear-armed Israeli submarines sailed through the Suez Canal, followed ten days later by Israeli warships crossing it into the Red Sea. And before the month was out, Israeli air force planes participated in long-range exercises in the US. They also held a missile defense shield test there.
The Zionists wanted to deliver two messages. First, several Arab regimes are now openly aligned with the Zionist State against the Islamic State. Second, the Zionist State, headed by the warmonger, Benjamin Netanyahu, is itching to attack Islamic Iran.
The treachery of the Arab regimes is well-known. It is good they themselves have now confirmed it by their open alliance with Israel. The Zionists’ threats against Iran put them beyond the pale. Since the entire Zionist enterprise is based on lunacy, their threats are nothing new.
What is revealing is the acquiescence of the American government headed by Barack Obama, and the Western media’s silence in the face of such brazen threats. Had Iran threatened Israel with nuclear missiles, the whole world would have erupted in protests. When the threats are being hurled by their mad-dog ally Netanyahu, it is considered understandable and business as usual.
If the Zionists think they can destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities and get away with it, they had better think again. There will be swift and strong retaliation and a heavy price to pay, not just for the Zionists but also their imperialist enablers.