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Bari Atwan: Iranian response will wait until after Lebanese/Iraqi elections and Trump pullout completed in coming ten days

Partially translated here by our

“….The Iranian “painful” response to the Israeli rocket attack on the Syrian T-4 airbase near Homs was postponed pending the conclusion of the highly important elections in Lebanon and Iraq. However, if the Israeli provocations were to persist or escalate, then the self-restraint might be abandoned.

“The question now concerns the reaction of the Russian ally to these assaults and whether Moscow will be supplying its Iranian and Syrian allies with weapons and rockets capable of effectively confronting this attack. We are hereby referring to S-300 and S-400 rockets. We have no answer to this question but we don’t rule out the possibility that the first response will come from South Lebanon, i.e. from Hezbollah, and via its arsenal, which is loaded with all kinds, dimensions and sizes of weapons.

“The upcoming two months, i.e. May and June, might be the most dangerous ones for the region. By mid-May, the Iranian nuclear agreement will collapse due to the American pullout; and by the following month, war might erupt. When Netahyanu gave his “caricature” or “clownish” presentation at the UN’s platform in September 2012 to incite against Iran, the master of the White House was a wise and rational US president by the name of Barack Obama; and he was a hard to fool or deceive man. The situation now is completely different because the real master of the White House is Netanyahu and his loyal pupil is Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. This is war.

“All we have to do is buckle up and prepare for all possibilities. We can say for sure that Israel and its allies will be the biggest losers or so we hope. The days are between us.”

Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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