Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran

Tehran is treating the planned Israeli role in the US-led Gulf defense force much as Israel would react to the sudden arrival in Beirut of an Iranian submarine fleet or the transfer of an Al-Qods brigade to Bint Jbeil in S. Lebanon – casus belli.
Since seizing power 40 years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has strived with all its might to distance the Americans and their allies from its land and maritime borders. However, US forces are not just staying in Syria, Iraq and  the Arabian Gulf emirates, but have redeployed at Saudi bases and are preparing to co-opt Israel to the naval, aerial and intelligence force Washington is setting up to safeguard Gulf shipping.

Tehran therefore sees its most alarming foes rallying at its front and back doors and its most cherished defense strategy blowing away. This has spurred Iranian officials to issue almost daily warnings. Their message: “The illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war.” This no longer empty rhetoric; Iran may be expected to add Israeli vessels to its potential US, British, Saudi and UAE targets.

Iran’s claim to be the legitimate guardian of Gulf shipping including the Strait of Hormuz has always been the rationale of its national defense posture. Still, for years, Tehran took no notice of Western claims that Israel’s nuclear-armed Dolphin submarines had established a permanent presence in Gulf waters opposite Iran’s shores as a “second-strike” resource in case of an Iranian attack on the Jewish state. No such submarines were ever sighted; nor was their presence ever proven, which made it easy for the Iranians to turn a blind eye.

No longer is this possible since the US announced Israel’s participation in the Gulf defense force. The rules have changed. This change had its onset in Israel’s first attack in Iraq in the second half of July on an Iranian missile stock and command center. Tehran sees Israel’s Gulf role as the next step in the new game: the opening of a fifth front against Iran after Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

The coming issue of DEBKA Weekly out next Friday, Aug. 16, will range over the military developments unfolding in the Gulf and Middle East at large, with exclusive revelations re US and Israeli clandestine operations against Iran. To subscribe, click here.

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50 thoughts on “Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran

  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 13:26 at 13:26
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    Too many open sores in the world for Iran to be allowed to get away with its thuggery and terror. Finishing Iran off, by change of the crazy mullah administration, should bring North Korea to a resolution, and China/USA to a better balance of trade and influence

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 15:26 at 15:26
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      Iran does not have an experience nor culture of democracy, it will be very hard after the change, much harder than with Japan. The Japanese were disciplined and the “emperor said” was very powerful.
      But Iran is into the hands of the military-religious complex since decades, a regime much worse than communism, very difficult to get out of it peacefully and forge a democratic society in 2 or 3 generations.
      More sanctions, specifically against exporting weapons, could be a better solution.

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      • Aug 12, 2019 @ 16:22 at 16:22
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        They had a functioning democratic republic up until 1953 when the brits and usa overthrew their pres, “operation ajax”. Reason: cheap oil for britain.

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        • Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:45 at 19:45
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          valter, then it’s now time for the brits and USA to OVERTHROW the ayatoolas and their cruel regime.

          Reason: CHEAP OIL FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD!

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          • Aug 13, 2019 @ 7:37 at 7:37
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            More refugees are coming after the bombs drops better make room for them

        • Aug 12, 2019 @ 20:20 at 20:20
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          Thanks for posting this. I had not heard of operation Ajax. I cant wait to read in depth about it.

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          • Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:33 at 1:33
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            Operation AJAX was when the USA and GB overthrew Mossadegh and installed The Shah.
            Reza Pahlevi.

        • Aug 13, 2019 @ 0:54 at 0:54
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          A war with Iran will only serve to kill many thousands of Iranians…all innocent. They have neither the hardware or the tech necessary to compete on our level…

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          • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:56 at 23:56
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            Not necessarily so.

        • Aug 13, 2019 @ 7:27 at 7:27
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          This is wrong, the previous regime was a monarch that dated back to the book of Esther. This was not a democracy!
          The Shah of Iran had gotten very distant from the people, and unfortunately, he was suplanted by the extremest Muslim clerical regime that has turned all of Iran’s former friends into enemies.

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        • Aug 13, 2019 @ 16:52 at 16:52
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          Functioning Democratic Republics don’t nationalize other nations’ industries, as did Iran’s ‘democratic’ leader Iran in the early 1950s.

          The fiction that Mossadegh was a free-market democratic leader needs to be put to bed, just like the notion Chavez in Venezuela was one just because he was democratically elected.

          They both sold out to despotism and were justly rewarded for their betrayals.

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        • Aug 14, 2019 @ 3:45 at 3:45
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          That Iranian government was controlled by communists and the West was very concerned about Iran coming under Soviet control, thus threatening oil supplies and breaking out of containment to warm water ports, which was the prime strategy against the Soviet Union. That simply could not be allowed to happen.

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      • Aug 13, 2019 @ 10:19 at 10:19
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        It is not hard to get used to freedom after being oppressed so long by the mullahs.

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    • Aug 13, 2019 @ 2:24 at 2:24
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      Iran is Done… Allied forces are all in position. To anilate , this Foolish Muslim Nation… As long as Trump is in Power They are Toast.., Feel sorry for the FEW good people…..

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 14:05 at 14:05
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    Es un buen momento para acercar la guerra a la guarida del fanático asesino de judíos. Ha llegado la hora de devolver los golpes a los terroristas de la Guardia Revolucionaria Iraní a las puertas de su casa…
    Que no tiemble el pulso en las respuestas puntuales necesarias contra el Estado terrotista persa.
    Ni China, ni Rusia moverán un dedo si la respuesta es contundente y aleccionadora…
    ¡A por ellos, Israel !!

    It is a good time to bring war to the den of the Jewish killer fan. The time has come to return the blows to the terrorists of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard at the doors of their house …
    Let him not shake the pulse in the necessary punctual responses against the Persian terrotist state.
    Neither China nor Russia will move a finger if the answer is blunt and sobering …
    Go for them, Israel !!

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 15:04 at 15:04
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    Don’t mess with Israel, or you will not be there to regret it later!

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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      He, he, he!
      Check on the Mossad web site, recent pictures from the Bandar Abbas Iranian naval base taken from close to the water level, possibly by commando or through a periscope.

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      • Aug 14, 2019 @ 12:45 at 12:45
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        Israeli forces do not dare to be near the Iranian border as they will face a crashing response.

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    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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      HIZBALLAH WILL KILL YOU THOUGH

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 16:05 at 16:05
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    The only victims of all this, are the Persian people. The foolish men who claim to lead them, have driven the truck into a ditch, and are desperately spinning the wheels and revving the engine to get out of it.
    All their foolish foreign policies are driving Iran to ruin before anyone has even fired a single bullet, because sanctions are bringing Iran to its knees. The Persian people deserve a better leader, who understands that everyone in the region would benefit much much more from peace, than from this incredibly stupid offensive position Iran’s leaders take. that causes their own people to suffer more than the supposed “enemy”.

    Therefore, the enemy of the Persian people, are the ….cough….”leaders” of Iran, as their little foreign adventures have brought all the hurt to their own country without the US or Israel needing to do anything militarily.

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:08 at 19:08
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      I totally agree Anonymous! That is also the reason America has NOT done anything military wise against Iran, because when they do the people will be united with their government instead of against it. But when Iran does enough, then the people will even understand when the violence comes.

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      • Aug 13, 2019 @ 7:44 at 7:44
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        More refugees are coming after the bombs drops better make room for them you war mongers just to sell arms

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        • Aug 13, 2019 @ 16:55 at 16:55
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          Better from Iran than from Israel.

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        • Aug 14, 2019 @ 12:55 at 12:55
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          if any war happen , it is better for any Jewish to search a Mouse Hole from now in order to hide, because Israel do not have any strategic depth and it will destroy with some Iranian stealth ballistic missiles.

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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    Iran will have to be dealt with sooner or later. I prefer now while they don’t have nuclear weapons.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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      many countries want remove Iran from the world map,but they know better than us that Iran is very strong and powerful,none of them dare to attack this country.

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 18:00 at 18:00
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    Debka Halluzination
    one young IDF soldie stabbed in West joradan land and all jews are out of socket

    they want to open 5 fronts against iran ?

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 18:31 at 18:31
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      Iran tyranny over the international waterways is unacceptable.

      But, there are 6 fronts, the 6th with Russia over the Caspian Sea demarcation of the border for how to split Caspian oil riches.

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 21:58 at 21:58
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      There is no West Jordanian land. That land is called Israel.

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    • Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:34 at 1:34
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      GO BACK TO SLEEP ABBAS IT IS NOT ABOUT ONE IDF SOLDIER IRAN =NAZI GERMANY THE MULLAS ARE HITLERS CLOSE CIRCLE AS HIMLER GORING THE WORLD IS WAKING UP IRAN ONLY HAS ITS REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS 100.000 AS IRAQ HAD THE REPUBLICAN GUARDS TAKE THEM OUT BIT BY BIT WE HAVE ADVANCED MUCH SINCE THE 2ND GULF WAR THE COUNTER REVOLUTION WILL START IRAN WILL NOT LAUNCH THE ONE NUKE THERE HIDING IN 1962 THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISES KENNEDY THOUGHT THE SOVIETS HAD A THOUSAND ICBMS LATER 50 YRS LATER THE RUSSIANS ADMITTED IT HAD ONLY 8 READY .NOW THE DOLPHINS CHANGE THE EQUASION IRAN KNOWS IT DARE NOT STRIKE ISRAEL BECAUSE DEATH FROM BELOW NUKE CRUSE IDF MISSILES ONLY 5 CAN IN LOW 15KT MISSILES WILL VAPERIZE THERE CAPITAL WHERE 50% OF THERE INDUSTRY AND POPULATION LIVE

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 18:58 at 18:58
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    Finally someone who knows real history and facts not a theory or hypothesis cause America and the British are responsible for the state mind of the Iranian people today the leadership of Iran never let them forget what America and the British did to them

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 19:50 at 19:50
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      The cruel Ayatoolas have done worse things to the Persia people than the US or Brits ever did.

      Plus now Suicidal Fascist Iran is gunning for War against 4 countries

      USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UK

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      • Aug 14, 2019 @ 13:12 at 13:12
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        Marg Bar To va arbabanat & US , israels va har chi vatan forosheh!

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  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 20:28 at 20:28
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    The ayatollahs are itching for a showdown with the U.S. & Israel navies ! And they are about to get it.
    Now, that they are wearing new, bright brown skirts, they will save face (and feces…)

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    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 22:48 at 22:48
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      Israeli Navy is already 3 or more years in there by invitation of UAE and others . There is nothing new in anything is written in here by anyone. Whats new is that Israel lost one of its subs in that Saudi underwater explosion –and this was written in here . So its actually confirms everything , and Dolphins have good German material basis , but nothing else . It was redun , but its subject to depressurizing accidents.

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      • Aug 13, 2019 @ 13:51 at 13:51
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        Which sub was lost?

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    • Aug 13, 2019 @ 2:23 at 2:23
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      Yes, of course it’s “about to ignite”, but please don’t tell me that you’re a “date-setter”, claiming the rapture will happen in 2019?

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:50 at 1:50
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    Iran been behind the wheel since 1979, Brits and Americans in the ayatollahs rear view mirror make them paranoid.

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 9:02 at 9:02
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    Iran Regime Unhinged after 3 Threats in 3 Days over Israel joining American-British Protection of Free Seas! Clearly, Problems developing in Iran!

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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      that also depends what kind of “dealing” you have in mind.

      a straight-out conventional war will kill a lot of innocent people, and end up with an american military occupation, like iraq.

      a more palatable option would be regime change, with far fewer casualties, and no long term occupation.

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 12:03 at 12:03
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    Thx to President Trump and its allies for taking action againest this blood shed goverment and its branches like: Hezbollah … They are being feed throught iranians’ wealth.

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 12:43 at 12:43
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    Trump can’t afford another ME war prior to 2020 elections while world economy is faltering hence Israel will have to fight Iran by itself.

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 21:18 at 21:18
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    Asia & Europe Today relies on Mideast for 63% Oil, China 50%, South Korea 70%, Japan 80%, EU 65%. Demanding America Defend their supplies, transports, and GCC Region? While American Imports have declined by 48% to just 1.472 Million BPD & as Washington is Diversifying from All Foreign Sources by 2023.

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 7:43 at 7:43
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    I thought Israel Navy is to sink Palestinian fishing boats!

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