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Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

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By JON GAMBRELL

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It's time for Iran's self-declared war with Iran and the US to end.

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The Shah of Iran was not perfect, but he was better than the lot in charge today in Iran.

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All these allegations like 'using proxies ", interfering in other countries etc. can equally be leveled at the US, Israel and the UK. Look at the recent history in Libya, Syria, Iraq ...Overseas assassinations are Israel's go to weapon.

Restrictions on the press can be seen in Israel banning al Jazeera recently, and for God's sake, BOMBING the al Jazeera building in Gaza FLAT some years ago {journos' given 1 hour to leave.}

Israel bombed an Iranian Embassy compound....this is Iranian soil in International Law. Recent history has Israel assassinating Iranian scientists and bombing industrial areas...not just nuclear plants but electricity/power generators as well.

Iran bombed Israel ,in a telegraphed way, targeting military areas only , and clearly pointed out this was their response for the Embassy attack.

Can we see a pattern here ?

Israel and the west can treat other countries with contempt but woe betide anyone who responds.

What gives Israel a free pass.?

And where was the interdiction from the West to prevent the genocide in Gaza ?

Liars and hypocrites all of them.

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GuruMickToday 08:48 am JST

All these allegations like 'using proxies ", interfering in other countries etc. can equally be leveled at the US, Israel and the UK. Look at the recent history in Libya, Syria, Iraq

What proxies were involved in those conflicts? I mean the US tried using proxies in Syria but that was abandoned almost as soon as it began.

...Overseas assassinations are Israel's go to weapon.

It's pretty much your only choice when you are being killed by terrorists who hide in a vast hostile region.

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And while Iran said of its attack Saturday that “the matter can be deemed concluded” even before missiles reached Israel, that doesn't mean there won't be further retaliation from the country.

Iran, like the terrorist group Hamas, bit off more than it can chew.

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Read "A Legacy of Ashes ", a history of the CIA for a more complete understanding of US using groups in foreign nations to pursue US political aims. Even overthrew a Government in Greece, post war.

These actions are almost always a result of US ruling class desires to control another nations resources. Or in the case of Cuba, to appeal to Cuban voters in Florida, a state crucial to winning elections.

It's not a Polly Anna world.

And the US neo cons have been eying a recontrol of Iran for decades.

Please do some research and dont plaintively keep asking questions.

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Read "A Legacy of Ashes ", a history of the CIA for a more complete understanding of US using groups in foreign nations to pursue US political aims. Even overthrew a Government in Greece, post war.

Sounds like a good read.

Not relevant to the right of Israel to exist and defend itself against terrorists of course.

Greece is a shambles; at least Athens is. The Parthenon is in better condition than most buildings in the city.

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It's funny. Israel outright bombed an Embassy in a neighbouring country, assassinating several people in the process and levelling the building, and there were....kind of muted murmurings about it, in a broad diplomatic sense. Restrained, tut tutting, if you will.

To think about that in another way, let's say China (who aren't this reckless or stupid by the way, but just for the sake of the argument) bombed and destroyed the Japanese embassy in Seoul with a missile strike fired from China. Imagine the International outrage that would follow.

Israel does it though, whilst they are in the midst of an active genocide in Gaza, and you get this kind of muted, restrained objections by the international community 'urging restraint' etc.

Why the double standards for Israel? Why are they special?

Iran strikes back, and the world goes into meltdown over it. The double standards being applied here are simply appalling, the hypocrisy astonishing.

This is the double standards of the Realpolitik, backed by the US.

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A Jewish friend of mine lived for 11 years in Israel. He said to me that he left because he disagrees with the way Israel treats the Palestinians. It pains him dearly when Jews are killed by extremists, but he thinks Palestinians need to be treated better.

My take remains that most people in the Middle East want peace, but there are extremists on both sides (or all sides, if you will) who are willing to murder their own people if they speak out for peace.

President Carter hosted Sadat and Begin at Camp David for peace talks. They came up with something that looked like it might finally bring permanent peace to the area. They got the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. So what happened? Sadat was murdered by Muslim extremists, allies of Osama bin Laden, and Begin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist. Today, politicians are afraid to speak out for peace, for fear of their lives, while Muslim and Jewish extremists control policy.

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