For decades, the Trends Journal has been reporting on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran.
In 2012, we wrote an article titled, “The Bibi Bomb,” which referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appearance at the United Nations holding up a cartoon-style drawing that illustrated an Iranian nuclear time bomb ready to explode.
In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu said he may postpone a military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities, and then he launched a tirade that compared the Iranian government to Al Qaeda, which he described as “a fanatic ideology bent on world domination.” 
With one finger on the “launch button” and a crayon in his hand drawing a “red line” just below the fuse of the bomb, Bibi was showing the world how close it was to doomsday. “The hour is getting late, very late,” he said, “The red line must be drawn on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program because these facilities are the only nuclear installations we can see and target.” 

Photo credit: The New York Times

There were no denunciations from the American Presstitutes of Netanyahu’s belligerent harangue, nor was there mockery of his ludicrous cartoon bomb and puerile drawing of the red line. 
In fact, it was the opposite. On 27 September 2012, The New York Times reported the U.N. bomb drawing incident with all due Prime Ministerial respect: 
“With an almost professorial air, Mr. Netanyahu held up a diagram of a bomb with a fuse to show the Israeli view of Iran’s progress in achieving the ability to make a nuclear weapon. He drew a red line through the point at which Iran would have amassed enough medium-enriched uranium to make a bomb—which he said would be in the spring or summer of 2013.” 
Then and Now
Nearly a decade later, the Israeli Prime Minister continues to say he will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power. On 2 March, we ran the article, ISRAEL VS. IRAN: WAR DRUMS BEATING,” and, on 9 March, ISRAEL: TARGET IRAN.”
Our 9 March article pointed to an interview that included Benny Gantz, the Israeli defense minister. Gantz said Israel stands ready to act alone if Iran continues to accelerate its nuclear program, and the country is updating its plans to strike Tehran’s nuclear facilities.
“The Iranian nuclear escalation must be stalled,” Gantz said. “If not, we must stand independently and we must defend ourselves by ourselves.”
On 11 April, Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility was damaged during a mysterious explosion, which Tehran said was sabotage. The extent of the destruction was not clear, but the alleged attack prompted Iran to take a defiant stance and announce it began enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity, though in small quantities. (The AP reported that the number marks a significant increase for Iran, but it is lower than 90 percent, which is considered weapons-grade level.)
Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, announced the purity levels and said, “These are our responses to your viciousness. You wanted to make our hands empty during the talks but our hands are full.”
While Israel did not comment on suspected military strikes, the Financial Times reported that in this case, it was apparent there were “officially sanctioned leaks to local media and the U.S. press,” with Israel essentially taking credit for the incident.
The paper said it spoke to officials from the U.S., Israel, and Europe, and reported that they said the aggression by Tel Aviv is intended to throw a wrench in President Biden’s plan to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) that President Trump abandoned in May 2018. 
The paper reported Netanyahu is concerned that the U.S. will return to former President Obama’s push to normalize Iran. (See our 26 January article, “BIDEN PRESIDENCY: OBAMA 2.0.”)
“Israel wants to make the position [over nuclear talks] harder for the American administration and send a message to the Iranians that we’re stronger and we don’t need to hide when we are doing something,” Eldad Shavit, an Israeli army reserves colonel and former intelligence officer, told the FT.
The paper also spoke to Elliot Abrams, the former envoy to Iran during the Trump administration, who said Israel is essentially saying that the U.S.’s possible return to the nuke deal is “not going to stop us. We don’t believe in it and you’re going to have to go further.”
The go-it-alone strategy has caused concern and frustration among European leaders who criticize Israel’s actions as jeopardizing their diplomatic efforts. Referencing Israel, a European official told the paper there was “one actor who is not interested in the talks” and was attempting to “undermine the diplomatic efforts.”
TRENDPOST: While the media continues to report on Israel’s determination to stop Iran from going nuclear, rarely is it noted that according to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Israel possesses at minimum some 90 plutonium-based nuclear warheads and has produced enough plutonium for 100-200 weapons. 
Thus, it is OK for Israel and other nations to have nuclear weapons but not Iran… or, for that matter, North Korea. Only nations sanctified by a higher political order are permitted to have nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction. And, as evidenced with Iraq, whether they possess them or not, the very thought of it is enough to invade and destroy an “enemy” nation.
TREND FORECAST: reported that the Biden administration has sent a message to Israel voicing its displeasure over the recent sabotage attack on Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site, as well as Israeli “boasting” over their being behind the attack.
Thus, should there be an Israel attack on Iran, as we have long forecast, it will be the beginning of World War III.
And with Israel’s fingerprints all over it, it will unleash a global wave of anti-Semitism unparalleled in modern history.

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