"Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike
"Israeli speculation over
Over the past several weeks there has been an eruption of alarming reports, high-level meetings, and public debate over whether Israel is close to decidingor has already decidedto launch a military assault on Iran before the November U.S. presidential election.
On August 10, Channel 2 News,
The week before, The New York Times reported, "In
In the midst of these threats, the BBC reported that a document purporting to be an Israeli plan was leaked describing a "shock and awe, Israel-style" assault including a massive cyber-attack, barrages of ballistic and cruise missiles, and follow-on attacks by Israeli war planes.
The Outrage of Warand Threatening War
There is widespread debate and speculation over what's really going on here. Is
But three things can be said.
First, whether bluff, actual attack preparations, or some other machination, this flurry of threats represents a further escalation of a very dangerous overall trajectory toward confrontation and possible war against Iran by the world's main capitalist-imperialist powers and their creation and Middle East garrison stateIsrael.
This dynamic has ratcheted up sharply in the past year and in certain ways the
At present, this battle for dominance is concentrated in their clash with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is posing an obstacle and challenge to the
And coming from
Third, what should our stand be towards all this? First, recognizing that any
Larry Everest is a correspondent for Revolution newspaper (revcom.us), where this article first appeared and author of Oil, Power & Empire: