Netanyahu-Pompeo Meeting Solidifies War Plan on Iran

Finian Cunningham – Strategic Review Dec 10, 2019

Ratcheting economic sanctions, military force encirclement, inciting seditious violence and relentless war rhetoric. This all by the US and its allies over the past year towards Iran, yet it is Iran which is portrayed as posing “potential threats” to American interests.

The hastily arranged meeting last week between Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had the hallmarks of a war-plan summit amid a peak in renewed media provocation against Iran.

In the last weeks there has been a flurry of US media reports claiming that Iran is secretly moving ballistic missiles into Iraq and elsewhere across the region. As usual the media credulously cite anonymous intelligence and Pentagon officials on those claims.

Here’s CNN quoting one administration official: “There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks,” the official said, referring to “a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East.”

Last month, the head of US CentCom made a similar dire forecast of Iranian intentions. General Kenneth McKenzie said: “I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it’s possible they [Iran] will do something that is irresponsible.”

Notice how General McKenzie tacitly acknowledges the background of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions and US military force buildup against Iran as if that is somehow normal international conduct. Then he turns all that US aggression on its head by accusing Iran of possibly doing “something that is irresponsible”.

There are worrying signs that the US and Israel are redoubling the pressure of war against Iran. This pressure has to be seen in the context of a formidable deployment of US military forces – troops, warplanes and warships in the region since May this year. The earlier buildup was announced on the basis of unfounded claims that Iran was preparing to launch offensive operations against American interests. Then came a series of mysterious attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf over the summer which Washington blamed on Iran without evidence.

Street protests in Iran since mid-November over fuel-price increases appear to be hijacked by subversive elements. President Trump and other US officials have openly called for the protests to destabilize the Iranian government.

Fresh claims that Iran is sending ballistic missiles to neighboring countries appear to be setting the stage for justifying a pre-emptive US attack on Iran.

No doubt the Iranian government is under severe pressure from the economic hardship that the US has re-imposed unlawfully since Trump dumped the international nuclear accord in May 2018. No doubt too Iran is apprehensive about the relentless military threats against it from Washington and its Israeli ally. Almost certainly, Iran will have mobilized forces in the reasonable calculation that it may come under attack at any moment.

But, perversely, US intelligence and military officials are interpreting Iranian defensive moves as “indications of a potential threat” to American “interests”.

The meeting last week between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signals a foreboding development. Recall that this is in the context of US media reports of Iranian ballistic missiles being deployed and of reports that the Trump administration is considering a doubling of troop levels in the Middle East to 28,000, as well as sending more missiles and warplanes.

Netanyahu met Pompeo in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday, December 04. The meeting was called urgently and was unscheduled. Netanyahu – who is fighting for his political survival over corruption charges – tried to arrange discussions with Pompeo on the sidelines of the NATO summit near London, but according to Israeli media reports there was not enough time for security logistics to be put in place by the British. That indicates the Israeli leader was trying to meet Pompeo in a hurry.

When Netanyahu met with Pompeo in Lisbon, he said at the start of their discussions: “The first subject that I will raise is Iran. The second subject is Iran, and so is the third. And many more.

The Israeli premier added: “We have been fortunate as President Trump has led a consistent policy of exerting pressure on Iran. Iran is increasing its aggression in the region as we speak, even today, in the region. They are trying to have staging grounds against us and the region from Iran itself, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen and we are actively engaged in countering that aggression.”

Netanyahu also gloated that the “Iranian empire [sic] is tottering… let’s make it totter even more.”

For several months Iran has steadfastly refused to take the bait of war laid down by the Trump administration. But with pressures mounting both within the country and externally, it would be imperative for the Iranian authorities to marshall their defenses.

US intelligence and military officials are using contorted logic to accuse Iran of posing a threat, and the American corporate media are ably assisting in the propagation of this oxymoron.

Netanyahu’s hasty meeting with Pompeo last week suggests that the US and Israel are putting the final touches to their malignant masterpiece for provoking a war with Iran.



9 responses to “Netanyahu-Pompeo Meeting Solidifies War Plan on Iran”


    So it’s two Jews discussing and determining American foreign policy….nice.

    And right now there is nothing Americans can do about it.

  2. Israel will sacrifice as many US soldiers and sailors as is required.

  3. They are giving Trump one last chance to attack Iran. But will he, does he have the nerve?

    Perhaps Trump will cave and do a limited missile strike – which could go badly. American inferiority will be exposed, Trump mocked, Trump makes big verbose threats so Iran doesn’t counter attack, Russia rushes diplomats to stop world war escalation, Congress enraged and impeachment votes again and again until he is removed.

    Trump is toast, regardless of what he does he has pissed off Netanyahu who is in the process of having his minions in Congress flush him. The impeachment is about Iran say I.

    What did that White House leaker David Golberg (allegedly) say? If Trump doesn’t attack Iran Netanyahu will flush him. The new plan will be the same as the old plan. Essential is the false flag, which is what psycho Zionist traitor Pompeo is working up with Netanyahu in a personal visit.

    White House Insider: War with Iran Planned by Trump to Occur in the Fall of 2019

    Israel Today News – TRANSCEND Media Service

    Tactical nukes and ground invasion planned for Iran, according to whistleblower.

    “18 Apr 2019 – President Donald Trump and his inner circle are planning an extensive invasion of Iran, according to a source working in the White House.

    The plan involves a ground invasion and the use of tactical nuclear weapons, in a campaign planned for the Fall of 2019. Iran will be “wiped off the map” according to the source, and the war effort is expected to cost “two and half times the Iraq War.”

    The war will be promoted by the news media and Trump will go right along with it, after an “expected False Flag pinned on Iran, probably something involving the boats in the Strait of Hormuz.” The False Flag is an “integral part of the plan” as Iran has reportedly no desire or intent to start a war, according to the whistleblower.

    The war plans have the White House staff “in an excited tizzy” as war-hawks like John Bolton put the “finishing touches” on the planned strike. President Trump initially showed resistance to the plan, but has since jumped on board with enthusiasm, convinced Iran is an “existential threat to Israel” and as such, a war is required to “eliminate them.”

    Further details have been revealed, including:

    100 tactical nukes will be used to eliminate the Iranian military.
    120,000 U.S. ground troops will be used in the invasion.
    France, the U.K., Canada, Saudi Arabia and Israel are expected to join a “coalition” in support of the war.
    CIA assets and counter-intel efforts have been ramped-up over the past year in preparation.
    A “False Flag” is being prepared to be used before the war with Iran.
    Propaganda is being prepped by White House and Israeli counterparts.
    Israel will support the effort and Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly “smiling ear to ear” during a recent meeting with John Bolton.
    There are concerns Trump’s “base” may resist or criticize the efforts, so further propaganda efforts are being made to “shore up support” for the war.
    Expected casualties range between 1.2 Million and 2 Million Iranians and 5,000 US troops.

  4. There will be no war with Iran.
    Mr Trump will not allow it to happen, he knows the consequences.
    The US Military will not allow it to happen.
    Netan Yahoo will go to jail in his own country.
    CIA Pompy will be sacked. (“We steal, we lie, etc.”)

    Mr Trump will go on as planned with MAGA full speed ahead.
    The deals between US and China are nearly finished.
    OBOR is the road to peace and properity for the planet.
    A global positve change is in the pipeline and be carried out.

  5. Iran is not the enemey!

  6. Good comments thus far, but you are all off base. Trump’s impeachment is a push on him to go to war against Iran: correct. However, Trump will use the evidence discovered concerning Ukraine (Biden et al, Obama on down to the low hanging fruit) against the Democrats, the MSM and the Deep State to bring them down to earth. Thus Trump is guaranteed re-election in 2020. Remember, whatever the Democrats and the MSM, are accusing Trump of doing, the Democrats did and the MSM are covering that up. Thus Ukraine will be the Democrats own noose that Trump is giving them. So far the IG Horowitz Report shows errors, omissions or malfeasance and misfeasance by the Obama-bunch FBI and their dealings with CIA. The IG report will be the foundation that AG Bill Barr and DOJ Attorney John Durham will use to get at the root of the problem and expose criminal activity leading to indictments, though perhaps no convictions except to low-hanging fruit like Clinesmith. Unfortunately, this will probably take us to the 2020 US election.

    As for Iran, look for Iranian leadership to ask Russia and China for help just short of military assistance, but not excluding it. Next look to Turkey to declare that NATO forces (specifically US military assets) leave Turkey. Thus Turkey will eventually make NATO “brain dead”. remember Turkey is already leaning to Russia with its military purchases of Russian made equipment. Russian equipment is not compatible with Western (American military hardware). Turkey leaves NATO and NATO is dead. I can also imagine that Turkey leans toward Russia, that Qatar (due to common oil and gas fields with Iran) will also suggest that American military assets leave Qatar as well. Thus it will be obvious to the whole world that it is Israel, Saudi Arabia and Zio-controlled America that want war with Iran. When that is exposed the whole world will be against America and Israel. Thus the Anglo-American Israeli Alliance will be destroyed and the Eurasian Landmass LAND power will rise to dictate a Eurasian NWO. Israel’s Jew World Order will be under the foot of Eurasia and if Israel steps out of line, the Eurasian LAND power with African help with throttle Israel. At that time only the real God and Israel’s real Messiah will save them. That’s a fact Jack and its Biblical!

  7. But then do not forget that the Eurasian LAND power also is controlled by the ZioBanksters through the Hegelian dialectic. Thus the NWO will still have a Crypto-Jew component to it. However, these Zios also use, abuse and hate real Jews (the common Torah working class in Israel) as well. It is these kinds of Jews that the Zios want to exterminate. Why do you think they want all Jews to be in Israel (Cattle in a Corral)?These ZioNazis want to finish the job that Hitler supposedly started. This is Biblical!

  8. All people on this planet should be worried. The rabid “elites” and freaks, want total world domination, and will do whatever it takes, such as 5g, criminal israeli trained cops, useful tools in the military, and any leaders of the free world, who might stand in the way, must be eliminated..

    “Wild fires” in California, and parts of Australia, are part of “the plan”, as is the “migration” of people out of Africa, and the middle east..

  9. Trump is a puppet, and knows that if he does not “toe the line”, he will get the JFK or Gaddafi treatment..