Will Israel expand strikes on Iranian targets from Syria to Iraq?
Reports that Iran’s armed drones which attacked Saudi oil targets on May 14 came from Iraq – not Saudi Arabia – may shift the IDF’s anti-Iran targeting map in a new direction.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) seem to have added Iraq to Syria and Yemen as their new war front. Israel may find itself having to expand its area of operations accordingly. DEBKAfile asks: Is anyone in the region acting to put a spoke in Tehran’s expansionist wheel?
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday, July 2 “We will soon reveal evidence that Iran was lying throughout about its nuclear program,” and added: “Israel will not let Iran get away with developing a nuclear weapon.”
DEBKAfile’s second question is this: Is anyone impeding Iran’s lies or its nuclear plans?
These questions impelled Netanyahu to assign the Mossad Director Yossie Cohen with making some telling comments at a lecture in Tel Aviv: “A string of attacks on fuel installations and tankers took place in recent weeks. Finding the culprit is an essential topic of discussion, but I can say with certainty that Iran was behind these attacks. They were approved by the Iranian regime and executed by the Revolutionary Guards.”
Cohen put in plain and unequivocal language what President Donald Trump and the Saudi and UAE crown princes have declined to spell out: that Iran and the IRGC were the cause of these upsets. Israel backed these words up with action. Early Monday morning, July 1, the Israeli Air Force and Navy unleashed missiles that wiped out IRGC missile stores in Syria. They blew a large hole in the Iranian-Hizballah missile stockpile for attacking Israel, but stopped there. Did this operation have any impact on Israel’s prime goal of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran? The answer is no.
Tehran may be expected to hit back. Against whom and when? According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, it would not suit Tehran’s other plans at this time to single Israel out and make the Jewish state a key regional player, while the IRGC is expanding its frontline area into Iraq.
The fact that neither the US nor Saudi Arabia responded to the Iranian drone attack by striking IRGC bases in Iraq from which the drone was launched, or even addressing the intelligence data confirming this, has left the initiative with Israel to try and fill the void – or not. For now, Israel can count only on strong verbal backing and sanctions-wielding from Washington and tacit support from friendly Gulf nations, but nothing more is on substantial is available for helping Israel to take on Iran in earnest.
93 thoughts on “Will Israel expand strikes on Iranian targets from Syria to Iraq?”
Do not count on the Saudis or Gulf nation’s to join Israel. The enemy of our enemy is not a friend. All Islamic nation’s desire the destruction of non-Islamic nation’s and especially Israel, the Jewish nation which refuses to be a dhimmis and submit as Europe and other places do to appease Islamists.
Only the occupiers of Palestine hunger for war. Nobody else.
Sure, that explains why Palis reject every opportunity 4 peace, makes sense.
They know they cant lead anything, will be a failed state from day 1, hamas will take over. Better to play the victim card 4ever, steal $$ from sucker’s
niye israilli yetkilileri sıkıştırıp baskı yapıp iranın nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında bombalamıyoruz öyle lafla tepkiyle peynir gemisi yürürmü niye iranın nükleerine engel olamıyoruz
Turkish Can’t Hide The Truth. It has been Proven that Iran’s Regime has Refused to Change, Continue to Develop Nukes, and Export Revolutions. Iran has Run Out of Time, Europe and Asia have come to Realize that taking out Iran’s Nukes Facilities will Happen and be Accepted by Global Civilizations.
niye iranın nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında vurmuyoruz ve neden putini ikna edip irana nükleer desteği kesmesini istemiyoruz neden iranın türk kökenli dini lideri hamaneyi öldürüp iran halkını ayaklandırıp iran rejimini devirmiyoruz niye neden iranın önümüzü tıkamasına izin veriyoruz derhal iyi bir plan yapıp iranın tüm nükleer tesislerini hedef olarak belirleyip iranın nükleer tesislerinin tamamını imha etmeliyiz bu konuda gerekli ciddi kararlı adımı atmalıyız
niye biz israil olarak iranın nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında afganistandan ıraktan kalkan abd uçaklarıyla iranın tüm nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında iranın tüm nükleer tesislerini niye vurmuyoruz niye israil cesaretsiz niye bu konuyu israilli yetkililere söylemiyorsunuz ve neden rusyanın irana nükleer desteğini kesmesi için putini ikna etmiyoruz hergün rusyayı ve hergün putini telofonla ikna edip irana nükleer desteeği kesmesi için baskı yapmalıyız aynı şekil avrupa ülkelerinede baskı yapıp irana nükleer desteği vermelerini kesmesi için avrupa ülkelerini ikna etmeliyiz
As Israel has shown, if Secret Documents in the Center of Tehran can be taken from Iran, so can Infiltration their Nuke Facilities be taken out even without Bombs!
Worthless words about “peace” from an antisemitic terror colony mean almost as much as its sanctimony about nuclear weapons.
The S-300 Attacks were not Words! The Middle East are not Colonies since all became Independent and the People Suffering are Led by Iran Shiia Support and those are Realities, of their Broken Government Backward History.
There’s only one colony, GingerStool.
The S-300s weren’t deployed.
arafat died filthy rich,a billionaire; his successor mahmoud aiming for the same goal, after stealing donors money for his personal enrichment;corrupt leechers living off on western’s dole, just a bunch of alibaba…
niye türk kökenli dini lider hamaneyi öldürüp ve diğer iran mollalarını öldürüp iran halkını ayaklandırıp iran rejimini değiştirmiyoruz ve neden putini ikna edip irana nükleer destek vermesini engellemiyoruz neden iran rejimini tıpkı mısır gibi bitirmiyoruz daha ne kadar iran rejiminin yaşamasına razı olacağız niye rusyaya putini ikna edip irana nükleer desteği kesmesi için baskı ikna yapmıyoruz niye netanyahu niye aktif hareket etmiyor neden iranın nükleer güç olmasına fırsat tanıyoruz neden iranın nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında abd ile yerle bir etmiyoruz nasıl abd rusya nato avrupa ülkelerinin tamamı bizi destekler
Correct, the better way is Iran to Change. Since Collectively, the Mideast Powerful Financial, Intelligence Agencies, Western Military are United Globally that can Infiltrate or Obliterate when needed!
GingerStool speaks for the “Mideast Powerful Financial, Intelligence Agencies.”
Did you get to see their saws, GingerStool?
SpiderWeb, Yes, Agree Bought by Iran Shiia from European Russia! Now Destroyed!
The occupiers of ‘Palestine’ are the Arab migrants who came to occupy illegally.
Three Lessons In Life: 1. Smart Learns From Failure!, 2. Gold Set The Rules!!, and 3. Smart Beats Dumb!!! The 3 Messages from Judaism, Christianity & Islam! Iran Has None Above?
Time is running out. Iran must be destroyed.
Where was David Ben Gurion born?
David Ben-Gurion was born Poland and Bibi Netanyahu was in Tel Aviv, Israel 1949 One Year After Restoration as a Nation! The Polish, Russians and Israeli are just like Persians, Very Remarkable People, much Like King Cyrus & Solomon! Khamenei is Azerbaijani Background on his Father’s Side?
That’s europe, right?
A white racist from Europe, looking to ethnically cleanse Palestine?
Excellent Point, Iran will be “Sawed” into 7 New Nations Persians, Kurds, Lurs, Baluchis, Armenians, Turkic and Azerbaijan and the Middle East with Global Nations will be better off when that Happens as Khamenei Dies Naturally or Removed by Revolution!
“The occupiers of ‘Palestine’ are the Arab migrants who came to occupy illegally.”
So very true!
Reverse that statement and you will get an A+ for accuracy: Only the occupiers of the Levant hunger for war. Nobody else.
How’s your goat?
Mohammad khatami nicknamed “the grand ayatollah” ???????is a world wide criminal who will eventually end up in a U.S. Prison just like any other Muslim neanderthalish criminals . We will pee on him before we lock him up with the other pigs and swines . Actually he could be sodomised by a KKK man in jail . ???????
The occupiers of part of Eretz Yisrael should go back to their homeland in the Araban Desert where they have come from.
JORDAN exclusively on the East Bank of the Jordan, is “Pal-e-SWINE”.
From the River to the Sea,
Pal-e-SWINE Will NEVER BE!
You are the occupier!
Stay strong and focused on the goal
Israel, Arabia, Gulf States have No Choice but to Defend against Iran’s Shia Caliphate Aggression seeking Chaos, Misusing Religion Fervor, and has Sought Death to Many Nations Cultures and People using Death, Theft, and Repression since 1979.
While flouting international law with their archipelago of concentration camps, the antisemitic squatters fuel war or pay bribes in every direction.
Iran invades nobody. They saved Syrian Christendom from your beloved Saud family’s mercenary head-choppers in the Stolen Golan.
And that makes you hysterical.
What do you mean by “Arabia?” There’s no such place.
i think it’s better for israel to focus on Lebanon and Hizballah. They are very wrong if they think things in Lebanon and Syria is in favor for israel. No dude
Easier to ignore Hizbollah than face up to the beat-downs they have delivered to the antisemitic squatters.
shooting rockets at civilians is a good tactic that is justified and morally right, please celebrate that tonight Weaker- you hypocritical neo-liberal apologist
Make deal with the Saudis & the UAE and they will form an alliance with Israel. It’s a matter of survival for them (mainly) & Israel.
Where have you been for the last decade!?
They failed in their campaign to destroy Syria with Saud’s mercenaries. They’re failing in Yemen together. They’re manufacturing a global campaign against Iran, because war is fun.
The gang of nitwits is failing, TOGETHER, in every direction. What more do you want?
Looks like the corrupt fascist dictator plans to release another treasure-trove of Mossad-generated docs.
I hope the clown goes before the UN in his typically dignified way to whine with more cartooonish pictures derived from a 3 1/4″ floppy disk.
niye türk kökenli dini lider hamaneyi öldürüp iran halkını ayaklandırıp iran rejimini değiştirip iranla arkadaş olmuyoruz neden gece karanlığında iranın tüm nükleer tesislerini vurmuyoruz ve neden rusyayı iranın tüm nükleer projelerden vazgeçmesini ikna etmiyor sayın netanyahu niye bunu yapmıyor netanyahu neden putini ikna edip iranın nükleer projelerine destek vermesini engellemiyoruz putini niye irana karşı ikna etmiyoruz putin israilin en iyi dostudur
Putin’s Russia is #1 & Always Chooses to Advance Russia Global Trade Future. Iran is Abandon & Alone, How We Know? Look to S-300 Weapon Sites in Syria with No Russian Response?
Iran is alone, broke, isolated, hungry, people are marching on the streets, the Ayatollahs are dying of cancer or being killed by Iranians are the contents of your hourly comments. Also telling us how strong Israel and the Arab nations are together with the help of USA and the rest of the world against Iranian government. To me it shows how strong is the Islamic Republic of Iran. You need to get off Gilligan’s Island Ginger. You really do.
Sol, If Iran is Strong they would have Won Iraq War 1980s, No Talks in 2015, & Attacks in 2019, Nor Iran Accept IRGC Bases Gone in Syria? The Regime’s Caliphate on Mideast Nations is Iran’s Demise!
Judaism and Israel have always Welcomed Cooperation, Charitable Giving and Sharing, and Educational Innovations with its Covenants of Abraham Belief in the same Jehovah that is Allah. The Shiia in Iran do not follow King Cyrus Persian Wisdom that Welcomes all Cultures, People and Religions.
“————–derived from a 3 1/4″ floppy disk.”
@ “Ahmadinejad Lives”,
That beats the 5 1/4 inch floppy disk you’re using.
Israel is the real problem in the Middle East. It needs to be disarmed.
Only the craziest, most lunatic members of the world community get to have nuclear weapons without revealing anything about them or the corrupt way they obtained them to the world.
Only Apartheid Zionism gets to reject the whole planet without consequence while simultaneously whining and crying loudest about REAL nations who live under the rule of law.
Israel has always opposed that Might Makes Right throughout its History but Might Makes Wrong when it comes to Nuclear Weapons. Israel has many Peace Proposals to all Middle East Nations. Those that accepted came to the conclusion that cooperation is the future.
For the totality of its brief existence (thanks to the UN), “Might Makes Right” remained the ONLY principle that governs the antisemitic squatters’ actions.
Today, while whipping hysteria, crazed religious zealots threaten Iran with nuclear weapons.
Disarmed? Gee..Bob, that’s a really intelligent comment. Would they leave Israel alone if they did that?. Of course not you stupid moron. Grow a brain mate. People like YOU are the “problem”.
go do it, go take their guns and bombs away you sanctimonious dreamer you
In point of fact, Mossad, the drones came from YEMEN.
You know Yemen: poorest country on the hemisphere, under attack by the Saudi Arabian gangsters and their mercenaries.
Maybe the occupiers of Palestine should stop supporting genocide there.
The long arm of the IAF will take care of this now or the nearby future and the next stop is , you can gues will be a visit to Iran to give the Mullahs a nice surprise.
Make sure you keep the Global Hawk at home….
“The long arm of the IAF will take care of this” … as soon as they take care of those kites.
And the f-ing balloons.
In this world which kowtows to the islamic terrorists, it’s good to see Israel ?? refusing to allow it at their doorstep.
The muslim world knows well that it doesn’t matter how many of them gang up on Israel ??, they can’t defeat the Jewish state. Imagine spending millions on missiles, only to see Israel ?? blow them to bits!
Israel ?? will never allow Persia and its terrorist slaves to threaten them.
Why would the drones come from Saudi Arabia? Does anyone proofread these articles? Apparently not.
I remember when Israel’s Mossad ?? walked in and ransacked a truckload Persia’s nuclear “secrets”. That was hilarious ?!
Now Prime Minister Netanyahu promises to reveal even more of Persia’s nuclear “secrets” – which no doubt were also ransacked by the Mighty Mossad ??!
All muslims fear Mossad ??!
I say the Iranians must be deeply sodomized…take it from me.. I’m an expert on the subject.
Why Iranians? No. The issue is with the regime and the veil of hate it casts over Iranians to divert their attention from the pit of disaster and desolation the mullahs made of Iran in all these last 40 years since their arrival in power with Khomeini.
The illness of Iran is the Islamic Republic.
Another SAVAK lover!
Shah Guido is on the way…
They cannot anything –they should learn to start to fight balloons, all collectively , and all agencies worldwide , that are now started to employ 3rd gender creatures . I would guess it would be Medusa.
Please remind me, why Iran should not have nuclear weapons? Why can USA, India, Pakistan, UK, France, China and Israel have nuclear weapons, but Iran no? Who has Iran attacked in last 2 centuries? As far as some of the posters here accusing Iran with exporting revolutions and what not, they need to look no farther than the USA doing same and admitting it. They call it “exporting democracy”. Well that’s an oxymoron if I ever saw one.
Trump will target Iran’s military and IRGC only. Tough options lie ahead.
Mike is Right, the IRGC of 125,000 with Paramilitary Basij Militia of 90,000 that only Bully Persians. They are Weak When Confronted by True Military as Iraq War Proved. There were once 200,000 ISIL and now 2,000 Hibernating In Caves like Bears in Fear! The IRGC Will Run as True Bombing Begins & Leadership Fright & Flight Away!
Wow. GingerStool knows the mentality and demographics of the whole Iranian army.
SpiderWeb, the IRGC History is Bullying Persians otherwise they Run Away using Persian Youth to Die for Them, Iraq War Proved It?
the west’s problems with iran started in 1953 with the “operation ajax” regime change by britain and the usa. learn history, put away the greed for cheap oil, look for the problem in the mirror, that is usually its location.
This is 2019, not 1979, 1953, or 632 & the World will not Allow the Middle East End Up in Atomic Ashes and better for the Removal of Iran Shiia Regime Caliphate by any Means Necessary! They Will Run as Bombing Begins & Leadership Fright Flight Away, Why “Iran”, Will Change Name Back to “Persia” Too!
Do you mean the world would have allowed the Middle East end up in Atomic Ashes in 632?
The antisemtic squatters DREAM about “atomic ashes”. They, like GingerStool, LOVE the thought of nuclear war and genocide.
Their hysterics camouflage fakery (poorly).
Tehran and Mecca will end up as “atomic ashes” if the US or Israel suffer a nuke attack.
Exactly! And North Korea and Libya have demonstrated that if you have nuclear weapons, nobody will dare touch you. And if you give them up, you’re history.
Once Iran gets their nukes, Israel will cease to be belligerent and learn to live in peace with its neighbours instead of trying to dominate the entire Middle East by force and the US military. The day will come where the US will no longer have a presence in the area. That day is closer than you think. Religious fairy tale won’t help.
Iran will NEVER get nukes!!! Keep dreaming.
Israel is Defensive Not Belligerent! Nobody Misses Khomeini, Qaddafi and Saddam Plans for Nuclear Bombs. The World will Not Allow the Middle East End up in Atomic Ashes, Except Maybe You? Peace has been offered many times by Israel Too!
Subjugation, domination, on-going theft of territory and loss of self determination is all that Israel has offered.
Uh Dic Head, maybe you don’t know or chose to forget that the phallustinians lost not 1 – not 2 – not 3 – not 4 – but, and count ‘em – 5 – ah sayd fahyv – wars against the Hebrew Hammers of the Hebe State. What losers get are all the things you listed. When has it ever been different? Bwah bwah
RichardLee, Yet, Israel has offered Peace, Innovations as Arab Nations Accepted, Unlike Iran’s Sponsoring Violence in Mideast?
The squatters are “defensive”. That’s why they killed yet another one-year-old Syrian.
That’s why the squatters arm and train terrorists in their Stolen Golan to destroy Syrian Christendom.
The concentration camps protect squatters from indigenous semitic people.
Kilroy, Iran will only have Nuclear Radiation Emitting from their own Blown Away Facilities. It is Iran that has Proven Not to Live in Peace Neighbors. America will always be Welcomed in the Middle East by Israel, Arabia, Gulf States, Egypt and soon Persia as well. Global Powers as well with many Cultures and Religions will Welcome a Reform Persia!
The Persians you are referring to might welcome Americans like the Saudis, Egyptians and the Persian Gulf Petrol Station States but the Iranians I know will kick them out if they decide to comeback. Keep the reforms to your Island not needed in Iran.
Sol, Tehran Shiia Interlinked Proxies Conflicts Are Self-Created From Iran Regime!
How much cannabis have you consumed? ?
None, but you can keep smoking it!
How much crack have you smoked? 🙂
None, we saw what happen to your Head for doing that and pray you get better!
We Linux Users in the world are love open source technologies does and we are ready with Israel to put down terrorist regime kills all Iranian Muslims and non Muslims in Iran. We support nuke IRAN as NIKE says just do it?
Enjoying mom’s basement?
Also, does anyone here want to buy London bridge, going cheap?
SpiderWeb, but Iran Shiia has used its Religion to Kill & Wage Violence Cultural Islamic People.
More Iranian IRGC’ Filthy Threats and Talk Out Of Fear. IRGC claims “Secret Weapons, Harshest Not Testing Combat Capability & IRGC Strong Response On Any Aggressive Move”! One day after IDF Wiped out Ten S-300 Bases? This is IRGC “Prudence Superiority” in Hopes to Scare Troops to Surrend? IRGC Talk No Actionm Sound Like Eunuchs!
“Strikes” on Syria and Gaza is purely political, advertising company Bibi for the elections. The effect is simple. The leaders of the terrorists are getting richer every day with the participation of Bibi personally.
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