Iran lays out 16-point war plan for the supreme goal of toppling Netanyahu

Iran’s National Security Adviser Ali Shamkhani Saturday, Feb. 23, unveiled a plan to overthrow the prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu by a full-scale war from Syria and other “resistance fronts.” Tehran’s overt intervention in Israel’s April 9 election named the Israeli prime minister’s removal as the strategic goal of the “resistance axis.”

A day earlier, a senior IRGC general Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh claimed that Iran had hacked and seized control of half a dozen US drones over Syria and Iraq.

DEBKAfile highlights the salient elements of Shamkhani’s war plan as laid out in his interview with the Tasnim news agency:

  • Iran, Russia and Hizballah have “upgraded their deterrent power of resistance in Syria.”
  • Israel’s government military and intelligence l\officials “are well aware of this” although not the general public.
  • This upgrade will soon be apparent. DEBKAfile: He seems to be referring to the impending deployment in Syria and possibly Lebanon of Iranian Bavar-373 air defense systems which are a replica of the Russian S-300s. Our sources reported on Feb. 11 that Iran was planning to deliver armed drones to Syria, which Gen. Hajizadeh was apparently suggesting.
  • Iran is ready to counter Israeli operations in Iraq too.
    The Netanyahu government has threatened in the past to extend its military operations into Iraq, if Tehran uses local pro-Iranian Shiite militias to shoot missiles into Israel.
  • Shamkhani attempted to turn the situation on its head when he asserted that if Netanyahu goes to war on multiple “resistance axis” fronts – Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq – “he will end his shaky political life in the run-up to the elections.” The truth is that ending Netanyahu’s political life is Tehran’s overriding goal and it is ready to go to war to achieve it.

The points Shamkhani made in his interview with Tasnim are summed up here:

  1. The lawful presence in Syria is the “basic principle” of the Islamic Republic.
  2. Iran will stay in Syria as long as its presence is required by the legitimate Syrian government.
  3. Israeli attacks serve the interests of terrorists.
  4. “The Zionist regime crossed the red line by targeting the forces of Iran and the resistance front in a series of strikes in Syria.”
  5. “Accordingly, we responded to the Israeli attack on T-4 [airbase in Syria] and dealt a heavy blow to them [the Zionists].
    DEBKAfile recalls that Iran retaliated for Israel’s T-4 attack on April 10, 2018 on May 10 with a 32-rocket barrage against Israel from southeastern Syria. None reach their targets. They either blew up over Syria or were intercepted in midair before landing.
  6. We have made arrangements to protect our red line in the area of human casualties caused by any act of aggression or invasion.”
  7. Plans to prevent human casualties from Israel attacks have been devised “in cooperation with the Syrian army and the set of allies in that country.”
    This is a reference to the Russian and Hizballah forces which have worked with Iran to spread the newly “upgraded deterrent” shield over Syria.
  8. “We will soon witness a major upheaval in upgrading the deterrent power of resistance in Syria.”
  9. “I believe that the Zionist regime’s officials, particularly their military and intelligence officials, are well aware of this,”
  10. “The method for tackling the Zionist regime’s attacks on Syria and the axis of resistance in 2019 will be significantly different from the combat methods in the past.”
  11.  “The Zionist regime will not seek a war in Syria’s northern fronts because it is too weak in that region.” Iran has considered a “prevention scenario” in several stages according to developments.
  12. “If Netanyahu gets entangled in several fronts simultaneously, he will definitely end his shaky political life in the run-up to the elections. I don’t think that he would be so silly.”
  13. Israeli attacks have “failed to block the achievement of the axis of resistant’s purposes in Syria.”
  14. “We have accomplished more than 90 percent of our objectives. Israel’s punitive strikes [on Syria] have had no strategic impact and the resistance continued to press ahead with its activities.”
  15. “The axis of resistance’s great success debunks the Israeli regime’s false claims of its intelligence capabilities in Syria.”
  16. “The Zionist regime once tried to target a missile storage depot in Syria and raided instead a barn of rolled carpets,” which was an “unforgivable scandal in terms of military operations.”
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63 thoughts on “Iran lays out 16-point war plan for the supreme goal of toppling Netanyahu

  • Feb 23, 2019 @ 18:59 at 18:59
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    Smell the fear

  • Feb 23, 2019 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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    …More verbal diarrhea from the donkey-brained ayatollahs…

  • Feb 23, 2019 @ 19:42 at 19:42
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    The Jews must be trembling in their boots. Time to call big brother USA to fight for them again…

    • Feb 23, 2019 @ 20:37 at 20:37
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      iranian dogs are barking again and again but who care about dogs barking? the iranians dogs are jealous of israeli military economy scientists succes israel sent a craft to moon iranian failed to feed its people and to lunch satelite if the iranian coward were capables they will act instead of braking

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 6:48 at 6:48
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        Frighten Dogs Bark the Loudest just before they Run Away, iRAN!

    • Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:11 at 21:11
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      I, an American, think it’s time for B-52s over Iran.

      • Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:27 at 21:27
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        Here we go again! The Jews need help. It’s like focking with someoe elses D.

        • Feb 24, 2019 @ 15:23 at 15:23
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          You you must be thinking of the Arabs who couldn’t even win with the extra help

          • Feb 24, 2019 @ 16:50 at 16:50
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            16 points of hot air.

        • Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:16 at 18:16
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          We are a small nation and any help will be appreciated in order to fight 80 million idolworshipping primitive Persians

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 1:05 at 1:05
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        Actually, . . . I was thinking more of the USS Ohio and like vessels coming up to launch depth, . . . putting 22 missiles in the air, . . . each with 7 independently targeted warheads, . . . cleaning up, . . . and finishing up Iran. Little red men on Mars will wonder thru their telescopes what IS that green nuclear glow looks like there in the middle of the planet earth.

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 1:12 at 1:12
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        Lol… to quote the late JM…
        Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran.
        😃

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:34 at 4:34
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        Are you also willing to lose 10 to 30,000 Americans and 50 to 100,000 injured for life? Remember Iraq was supposed to be a quick like party and you ended up being solidly defeated with a Shiite government aligned with Iran.

        • Feb 24, 2019 @ 7:49 at 7:49
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          True that the Iraqis are not only aligned but under the control of Iran. But this as a result of stupid American policies and not by a defeat militarily of the Americans.It was a self inflicted wound by the American administrations.Secondly, the Americans crushing the Sunni Muslims.When the reality calls for the support of the Sunni Muslims,Finally, the figures you cite about loses of American troops and wounded will really correspond to Iranian,Syrian,and Hizbolla forces.And their other proxies.Sadly that area or areas of the world will become a testing laboratory of the new weapon systems of the Americans,and of course the Russians.

        • Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:25 at 18:25
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          We are a small nation and any help will be appreciated in order to fight 80 million idolworshipping primitive Persians with their new obtained junk s300.

          • Feb 25, 2019 @ 18:30 at 18:30
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            Jeremiah 49,39

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 6:48 at 6:48
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        I prefer B-2’s.

      • Feb 27, 2019 @ 11:44 at 11:44
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        Yes ! Or a well placed neutron bomb

    • Feb 23, 2019 @ 23:47 at 23:47
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      Yes we are shaking in our boots from the Iranian fake news rhetoric…get real

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 3:09 at 3:09
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      Arbet, a silly troll !!

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 3:33 at 3:33
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      Of the numerous wars, Israel has fought and WON, against the Arabs, America has never sent even one soldier to fight for them. Nazi. This is not the effete Jews of Europe.

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 10:31 at 10:31
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        Jung outed the European topos of Jewish male”effeminacy to Freud

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:38 at 4:38
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      When did they ‘fight’ for them? Yes they give them money, but I dont know of ANY US soldiers fighting ANY war EVER for Israel. Like always, Israel has been left to fight for itself. Please name at least ONE? Can you?

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:08 at 12:08
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        “———–Please name at least ONE? Can you?”

        @ Normal Person,

        The one who calls himself “Arbeit Macht Frei” can’t respond to you right now due to a SPONGE BOB marathon which is currently dominating his full attention.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 11:48 at 11:48
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      “The Jews must be trembling in their boots. Time to call big brother USA to fight for them again…”

      @ (someone who calls himself) “Arbeit Macht Frei”,

      Sounds like you’re still upset because the side YOU supported lost WWII.

  • Feb 23, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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    Time to puts the lights out in Iran.Long overdue.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:33 at 4:33
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      those that talk usually got nothing. Israel in time, will roll out the hebrew national and stick it right in the ayatoldya’s loch. and let russia smell it when theyre done

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 10:38 at 10:38
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        For example in the sionist film Europa europa, the circumcised national functions as the only signifying mark of the jew and although the film begins with an anti-jewish attack in which a jewish female is kiffed the camera focuses only on a boys mude body as he jumps out of the bathroom window covering his national with his hands and in the climactic moment of the film two reunited jews whip out their nationals and jewrinate.

        • Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:14 at 12:14
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          @ MR_PuTiN_YaHu,

          Did you forget to take your MEDS………………………………………….again?

  • Feb 23, 2019 @ 22:48 at 22:48
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    This is time for the Sunnis to prove their friendship and goodwill towards Israel if it really exists. I think it to be just another lie. If they want to save themselves from Iranian domination this is the time to do it regardless of their relations with Israel.

    The combined Gulf states could take on Iran with ease but the Arabs always want someone else to fight for them as mercenaries as have contracted out their wars to the USA. Trump is not a sucker like the Bushes, Clintons and Obamas. I suggest the Sunnis get-together with Israel to end the terror campaign by Iran.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 7:55 at 7:55
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      Unfortunately it has been the policy of the Americans to crush the Sunni Muslims.

      • Feb 25, 2019 @ 19:14 at 19:14
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        If that were their goal, then they have not done a good job. The Sunnis have thrived with help from the British, Europeans and the USA. The oil industry was basically developed for the Sunnis by westerners. And they know it – too bad you do not see the reality.

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 0:22 at 0:22
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    When I look to Shamkhani I immediately recall that monkeys indeed are the ancestors of the Persian race. Against all odds, for his family are the inventors of coprophilia and schizophrenia, he has set a nice goal, not a simple one like “there will be a Monday after this next Sunday” much easier to reach and pretend victory.

    Of course, to his bullsht, the answer is known from thousands years before:

    NO PALESTINIAN STATE! NO PALESTINIAN STATE NOW, NO PALESTINIAN STATE IN THE FUTURE, NO PALESTINIAN STATE EVER. EAT SHT AND DIE ENLIGHTENED!

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 0:25 at 0:25
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    I think those s300 will be operational soon, and this is all about that

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:19 at 18:19
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      We are a small nation and any help will be appreciated in order to fight 80 million idolworshipping primitive Persians with their new obtained junk s300.

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:40 at 4:40
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    So Iran is declaring the war against a living God officially…, Good luck wit dat. 😛

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:47 at 4:47
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    I think this ‘plan’ is one of the dumbest I’ve ever heard. What happens when a nation is attacked? Yes, that’s right EVERYONE rallies around the leader, even if they mostly dont like them politically. Nationalism and survival trump politics. Then if there is a war, the elections will be postponed until there is ‘peace’. And if Bibi, the leader, smashes Iran to pieces which is more than likely, he will be a HERO and re-elected. Obviously, Iran wants to keep Bibi rather than topple him.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 6:18 at 6:18
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      thanks NP, I had planned to write approx the same thing. This “plan” appears to be 100% intended for domestic iranian consumption. Bluster and tacit admission that bibi is the least threatening to iran of the herd of candidates. War is best kept for a last resort contingency. As the book says, “there is no discharge in war”. When the shooting stops, you still have the same old problems bubbling on the back burner.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 6:51 at 6:51
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      Looks like the 16 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Proposed Plans for Israeli Democratic Peaceful Elections Prime Minister Change will end up as the Ten Torah Plagues will comeback on Iran’s Regime. Israel and the Gulf Sunni States can also descend upon Iran’s Regime by Allah to free the Persians and Kurds from the Bondage and Oppression they had endured in Iran since 1979 by the Ayatollah Shiia Regime.

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:10 at 12:10
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      And this is the truth as said by Normal person

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 7:26 at 7:26
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    They were Persian carpets – that’s why we bombed them. Nothing from Iran in Syria, remember?

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 11:40 at 11:40
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    From the Debka article:

    “The Zionist regime once tried to target a missile storage depot in Syria and raided instead a barn of rolled carpets,” which was an “unforgivable scandal in terms of military operations.”

    WOW! Destroying all of those Persian carpets must have been the final straw in crossing Iran’s red lines!

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:05 at 12:05
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    deba k is a fake news site

    iran starts never a full scale war only to remove netanyaho

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 12:32 at 12:32
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      “deba k is a fake news site”

      @ “abbas”,

      You should know all about the disinformation emanating from the so-called “Palestinian Authority”.

      “iran starts never a full scale war only to remove netanyaho”

      The Israeli PM can be removed from office by Israeli voters if a majority of them are not happy with his leadership…………………something Iranians don’t have the opportunity to do in their country since there is really only one leader whose opinions are supreme…………………and he CAN’T be voted out!

      BTW, when was the last time something called an “election” took place in the areas controlled by the “Palestinian Authority” ???????

      • Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:02 at 18:02
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        remove netanyaho by full scale war a ridiculous idera
        it is only a fake news
        we do not care how is the the pm or president of zionists

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 13:28 at 13:28
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    @arbeit:soon breivik will be fre,then you will smell the odor or zyklo,

    • Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:12 at 20:12
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      Take your meds nut job.

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01
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    Looks like the dirty sand rats in Iran are to wiped out

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 18:59 at 18:59
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    Shamkhani, thought Muslims do not drink alcohol, how many did you have before concocting the 16 points?

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 19:57 at 19:57
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    If the Iranians are so upset with Mr. Netanyahu, that must mean the Prime Minister is doing his job!

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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    Insane Republic of Iran should not count its eggs before they hatch !!

  • Feb 24, 2019 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    Israel has successfully bombed Iranian targets multiple times. How many targets has Iran hit? Oh yeah… zero! Woof! woof!

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 1:20 at 1:20
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    ‘GWOK – The Global War on Kahanism’

    If Zionism as practiced by it’s Israeli enthusiasts is Kahanism,
    and Kahanism as defined by Encyclopedia Judaica is Jewish H_____ism,
    then the GWOK is essentially WIII against the Kahanist H_____ites

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 1:30 at 1:30
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    Batya’s smear on Ilhan was just part of the ‘Big Kahanist Lie’ – the specific ‘hustle with the media cover’ Orwell was talking about – the Batya ‘Emmanuel’ on your TV screen, while Batya’s Big Brother runs amok

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 2:12 at 2:12
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    ‘The Endless Trip to the Hamptons with Bibi’

    How long does this farce continue – has it transmogrified into just wanting to see how far the exhausted Kahanists will persist at this point?
    How far do they go before these Kahanist Costanzas just break down and admit it was all their incredibly toxic hustle and their shrunk Chutzpah’s justified fear of getting exposed and busted and incarcerated for what they really are?

    • Feb 25, 2019 @ 2:19 at 2:19
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      The Answer is they never stop, they can’t. It’s their pair of little red dancing shoes. They just get taken off the stage
      Thank you, Next!

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 2:27 at 2:27
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    If Jerry was or is a Kahanist, would Kramer turn him in? – Haaretz already did

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 4:12 at 4:12
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    So even if they could topple Netanyahu what then. The Israelis will only elect another Jewish leader….

  • Feb 25, 2019 @ 10:35 at 10:35
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    Israels Northern Enemies gets stronger by the Day and,
    when their Military buildup is finished they will come for Israel.
    Its time for Israel to act as Action always beat Reaction.

    Israel must strike first.

    Arn.Sweden.

    • Feb 26, 2019 @ 19:57 at 19:57
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      strike, but where? the head of the snake is in tehran, and a change of regime there will shift the sands of the entire muddle east. bs”d.

  • Feb 26, 2019 @ 1:16 at 1:16
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    The godless homicidal cowards that are Iran’s rulers continue to strut and threaten, knowing full well that one wrong move on their part will bring a wave of destruction that will topple their civilization and power.
    Be very careful, fools.

  • Feb 26, 2019 @ 20:05 at 20:05
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    there is no opposition party in iran, and there are no “moderates”, just different puppets of the supreme ruler, khamenei.

    rouhani, and zarif, were selected to negotiate an end to the sanctions, and the succeeded in fooling the west. but now that trump has reimposed sanctions, they will try a different approach.

    but the mullahs’ policy remains the same.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-enrichment/iran-says-can-produce-higher-enriched-uranium-in-less-than-two-days-tv-idUSKBN1GH1XV

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