War Over US Missile Shield Cites Israel, Not Iran as Threat

Israeli missile heading for Damascus (Reuters Image)
Israeli missile heading for Damascus (Reuters Image)
Israeli missile heading for Damascus (Reuters Image)

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

The GOP failed this week in an effort to open Gulf State skies to a rain of Israeli missiles.

This week, Republicans tried to overturn the American based missile defense system which has been initially proposed to defend regional nations against Iran.  However, with the Iran deal safely in place and the regional threat significantly lowered something very strange, even by Washington standards, happened.

President Obama and the Democrats kept pushing for the system which would protect the Gulf Region from mid-range ballistic missiles.  Republicans, directed by the powerful Israel lobby, worked to kill the system, leaving the Gulf States vulnerable to missile attack, not by Iran but by Israel itself.

Democrats on the hill carried a grab bag of excuses for the press and anyone willing to listen, a number less than “0.”

What security advisors around the president pointed out in private, once the Iran deal is secure, and the Iran deal is secure, then the only missile threat is from Israel against the Gulf States, which are predictably moving toward Iran.

In fact, the entire region will economically center in Iran particularly due to serious setbacks in China and Dubai that will continue to erode the world’s oil market.

Washington’s Israel-GOP caucus seems to have a plan, open the skies over the Gulf States so Israel can retain military clout, in the form of “Samson Option blackmail,” after the crushing political defeat dealt Israel by President Obama

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology. Gordon’s Latest Posts
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