The Iranian attack on Israel, and Prof. John Mearsheimer on Ukraine, Gaza and Israel as an albatross around America’s neck

In the video below, Prof. John Mearsheimer describes Israel as an albatross around America’s neck, as having attempted to get the U.S. into a war with Iran for long time, and as playing “very dangerous game” by bombing the Iranian embassy in Damascus. This was recorded before the Iranian retaliation.

So far at least, the Biden administration is staying away from direct confrontation with Iran, stating, according to the NYTimes, that Israel’s “successful defense against Iranian airstrikes constituted a major strategic victory that might not require another round of retaliation.” But there will be intense pressure to do so:

Emotions were running high among Israeli officials during phone calls with American partners late into the night, and the pressure to fire back was consequently strong. The U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive discussions, stressed that the decision was ultimately up to Israel. Israeli jets early Sunday hit structures in Lebanon controlled by Hezbollah after the Iranian-backed militia sent two explosive drones into Israel, but it was not clear how related that was to the Iranian airstrike.

And it’s no surprise that conservatives will blame Biden for his weakness:

That will generate criticism of Mr. Biden from conservatives, who quickly went public urging a powerful military reprisal against Iran — not only by Israel, but by the United States, as well. “We must move quickly and launch aggressive retaliatory strikes on Iran,” Senator Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, said in a statement posted online.

Iran clearly doesn’t want this to escalate, as noted in my blog yesterday. But again, there can be little doubt that the entire motive for bombing the Iranian embassy is most reasonably interpreted as a desire by Israel to get into a war with Iran because they think they can win and they know that when push comes to shove, the U.S. will be on their side.

Even though Iran did little tangible damage, it signaled after Saturday night’s strike that it was ready to stand down — and clearly hoped to avoid direct engagement with the United States. “The matter can be deemed concluded,” the Iranian mission to the United Nations said in a statement. “However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!”

And this, suggesting that Iran had no intention of doing much more than saving face:

While the number of drones and missiles fired at Israel was extraordinary, it did not go unnoticed that Iran telegraphed its intentions to attack for more than a week and announced the launch of the drones hours before they actually reached Israeli territory, giving plenty of notice for defenses. Some analysts interpreted that as meaning that Iran wanted to put on a show of force to save face after the killing of its officers but did not want a full-fledged war with Israel or the United States.

The situation was reminiscent of when in 2020 President Donald J. Trump ordered an airstrike in Iraq to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who led the powerful Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Iran retaliated by firing missiles at well-defended U.S. bases in Iraq with relatively little damage, though about 100 U.S. military personnel were wounded. It then sent a private message saying it was done. Mr. Trump chose not to retaliate, and fears of a cycle of escalation faded.

But Trump is not at all like the Israelis—he repeatedly advertised his non-interventionist stance during the 2016 campaign and resisted expanding U.S. involvement in Syria and tried to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. The Israelis on the other hand are extremely aggressive and would love to take out Iran and at least temporarily end their problems with Iran and the Arab world. As Alan Dershowitz said on Newsmax yesterday, Israel and the U.S. should not let this crisis go to waste but should topple the Iranian government—a result that would be greeted enthusiastically by Iranians. Haven’t we heard that before with Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan?

Judge Napolitano interviews Prof. John Mearsheimer prior to the Iranian attack. The first 15 minutes are on Ukraine and Russia (“Ukraine can’t win’), and at ~15:20 Mearsheimer discusses Israel and Gaza (both Mearsheimer and Napolitano use “genocide” to describe what’s going on there).

4 replies
  1. Dr. Doom
    Dr. Doom says:

    Hymie is the kind of retard that will poison his golem and then expect it to fight his enemies. Uncle Sham is broke as a joke due to fake jew greed. Dese nuts blew their load in Afghanistan. Uncle Sham can’t get it up anymore. White Men have been attacked and marginalized by ZOG. The brown hordes will side with the Arab world. Vampires apparently can’t see themselves in a mirror. These pasty white retards are now just another racist colonial oppressor. Hoisted on their own petard. The narrative that they pushed has come back to bite them on their ass. The ZOG Palestine has been good in painting a target on the small hat terrorist group. They are the real terrorists who have been killing us. The muslims are not stupid enough to constantly induce attacks by the Western world. Hymie has been doing this for years to get American troops to do the fighting for them. I think that now everyone knows what the problem is and it is not Islam. Islam was not a problem until ZOG whipped up the hornet’s nest. The Synagogue of Satan will destroy the world with their greed and stupidity if they get their way. This cancerous disease organism has been made by Satan to be the AntiChrist of the Holy Bible. It doesn’t matter if you believe in Christ or not. The fake jew wants to rule the world and has no ability to run a popsicle stand. Greed has bankrupted the host that these parasites need to live, but these imbeciles can not ever stop. The brown hordes will eat them alive. They are between Iraq and a hard place now. White Men need to stop supporting ZOG and help it to Fall Down and never get up. The fake jew is now without any good options. They have attacked their meal ticket and emboldened the brown hordes to kill them. The entire narrative now points to the small hat as the racist colonial oppressor. Don’t expect to see the fake jew alter its strategy. They have been programmed to destroy themselves and any that takes their side. ZOG is a suicide cult of retards and deviants. They will immolate themselves willingly by doubling down on failed policies. Expect to see the complete destruction of ZOG and their “allies”. They are programmed to destroy all life on Earth. The only way to stop the cancer is to kill it. Don’t bother to talk to them. They are programmed to destroy. The meat puppets don’t have the ability to alter their programming. They were “chosen” for their stupidity and they will follow an insane course to destruction. They are fanatics and they are not capable of being reasonable. They were “chosen” for their suicidal behavior and their inability to understand their own shortcomings. Satan knows what He is doing. World War III is the last war before the New World Order. Sacrifices have to be made. Sacrifice your enemies and save yourself. The fake jew can be a useful educational tool. Their ethnocentric behavior and the way they only do what is good for them is a good strategy for life. A useful creature with a sane outlook can learn from their example. Racism is a Big Lie. Your race is your family. The outsiders are enemies to fight off. Learn something from your enemies. It’s their cohesion that makes them dangerous. Individuals can’t survive in a world of tribes. Even John Wayne doesn’t try to fight the Indians all by himself. Survival is the highest priority. The future belongs to those that show up for it.

  2. Rudolf
    Rudolf says:

    “Does Israel have a memory of justice?” The answer to this burning question does not concern elites in a world of Jewish criminals who pose as their moral apologists. “In 2017, Ophuls referred to the film as, ‘The most personal and sincere [sic!] work I’ve ever done.'”

    There is probably nothing more Jewish than having naked “Nazi descendants” debating “gas chambers” and “shower heads” in the sauna. And then this almost devilishly “corrosive” sound of Ophul’s voice. As always, the subtitles are poorly translated to the point of distorting the truth. Make sure that they are not doubled by switching them off on “CC”.

  3. KT-88
    KT-88 says:

    Holocaust affirmer Mearsheimer reminds me of the Skeksis in Dark Crystal. I’m on your side! We want to help you!

  4. Bobby
    Bobby says:

    Thanks for posting this Kevin.

    Like I’ve said before here, the US has become a colony of Israel. Until the problem of Jewish supremacy enters the mainstream discussion, these wars will not end until the Jews genocide the whole planet.

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