Iran is becoming increasingly agitated over the Israel war on Gaza and has now apparently decided to enter the war via its proxies. The regime is so desperate that it “strong-armed the Tehran Jewish community into condemning Israel on its Telegram channel for its efforts to defeat Iran’s ally, Hamas.”
Iran has been relentlessly bashing and threatening Israel since the launch of Israel’s Operation Swords of Iron. According to another report from Iran International:
The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Peyman Jebelli, conveyed a message that they are preparing to broadcast news of Israel’s disappearance from the scene. He stated, “Israel is digging its own grave and won’t last beyond 2040.” His rhetoric echoes Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s previous comments from 2015.
Iran is the funding source behind Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hizballah, as well as other proxies in Syria and militias in Iraq. Iranian proxies are operational far beyond the Middle East. The world’s chief Shia nation is now so emboldened that its Syrian proxies are targeting American bases with drones as tensions in Gaza escalate. Hizballah, meanwhile, fired anti-tank missiles at IDF forces near Lebanon’s border as Lebanon prepares to evacuate.
Despite the West’s longtime appeasement of Iran, the Iranian regime has made no secret of its ambitions, nor of its own violation of the disastrous 2015 nuclear deal. Iran never had any intention of scaling back its uranium enrichment, which is clearly directed toward making a nuclear bomb. As the Israel war on Gaza escalates, it is important also to recall that Shia Iran ascribes to a doomsday theology, which has persistently been ignored by the mainstream media, despite its significance.
The Hidden – or Twelfth – Imam plays a dominant role in one specific form of Shi’ite Islamic theology, called “Twelverism,” which happens to be the primary belief system of Iran’s leadership. There is a messianic belief that at the end of days, the Hidden Imam will appear in the midst of a violent apocalyptic scenario played out on a battleground stained with infidels’ blood.
Western leaders must wake up if it isn’t already too late.
“US Navy Warship Intercepts Missiles, Drones By Iran-Backed Houthis,” Iran International, October 19, 2023:
A US Navy warship on Thursday intercepted three cruise missiles and several drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militants from Yemen.
While Washington is on heightened alert for activity by Iran-backed groups as regional tensions soar during the Israel-Hamas war, the Pentagon said that the projectiles were potentially fired toward Israel.
The Pentagon said the destroyer USS Carney was operating in the northern Red Sea on Thursday when it brought down the projectiles and there were no injuries.
“We cannot say for certain what these missiles and drones were targeting, but they were launched from Yemen heading north along the Red Sea, potentially towards targets in Israel,” Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder told reporters.
Earlier in the day, US forces in Syria also brought down two hostile drones, leading to some minor injuries. The attack took place on Wednesday against US forces at Al-Tanf base, near Syria’s borders with Iraq and Jordan. Unnamed US officials did not say who was responsible for the attack, but Iranian backed militia groups have targeted the bases multiple times in the past.