Meanwhile, in the peaceful Middle East, an Iranian military outpost fired a rocket toward Israel. The Israeli Defence Force responded by striking at Quds Force positions in Syria. According to the Jerusalem Post,
The IDF attack targeted military targets belonging to Iran’s Quds Force in Syria, including weapons storage sites, a site at Damascus International Airport, an Iranian intelligence site, and an Iranian training camp.
During the attack, dozens of Syrian surface-to-air missiles were fired. In response, several Syrian air defense batteries were attacked.
“The Iranian attack on Israeli territory yesterday is yet another clear proof of the intention behind the attempts to establish Iran in Syria and the danger they pose to the State of Israel and regional stability,” the IDF said. “The IDF will continue to act decisively and firmly against the Iranian establishment in Syria.”
Iran says it’s not going anywhere.
In response, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari responded that Israel will “fear the day when Iranian precision missiles hit you and take revenge of all the blood of oppressed Muslims which you have shed.”
Mehr News Agency quoted Jafari as saying that Netanyahu’s threat was “ridiculous,” stressing that “the Islamic Republic of Iran will keep all its military and revolutionary advisers in Syria,” as well as “equipment and weapons” with which it aims to “train and empower Islamic Resistance forces and support oppressed people of the country.”
“Be sure, we do not take into account your ridiculous threats,” the Iranian commander said, jabbing Netanyahu. “You know that if we have chosen to wait against your hostile measures, some considerations lie behind it.”
So, that last sentence is perhaps the dumbest thing I’ve read all day. If we have chosen to wait it is because we decided to wait, more or less. No, kidding?
As if You Need a ‘Reason’
I think it has been made clear by Iran that they intend to bomb the crap out of Israel. That they will use nuclear weapons if and when they get them.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari responded that Israel will “fear the day when Iranian precision missiles hit you and take revenge of all the blood of oppressed Muslims which you have shed.”
And you can ignore the oppression schtick. We know you believe that the very existence of Israel, independent of any action, is justification for such an attack.
You are not doing it for oppressed Muslims or Arabs or Persians or anyone else. You’ll happily kill all of them too. Turn “Palestine” into a glowing crater. You are leaving nothing for anyone.
Iran and company should pray that Israel does not adopt a similar approach.