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One small Israeli strike, one very big strategic game

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from honestreporting.ca, Jan. 25, 2015

The Israeli airstrike on the Hezbollah/Iran convoy also sent a message to Washington, says Tony Badran:

To understand Israeli behavior, we must take into account three key factors: Iranian influence in the Levant is expanding rapidly, it is doing so with American consent; and, moreover, no one in the Middle East actually believes that the Obama administration will stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. With the real prospect of a nuclear Iran on the horizon, no Israeli government can afford to have the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) set up base in the Golan. Ultimately, this was the point Israel wanted to make — not just to Tehran, but to Washington as well. . . .

The Obama administration’s de facto embrace of Iran and acceptance of its expanded domain in the Levant has put the US at odds with Israel’s interests. With this strike against senior Iranian officers, Israel also sent a message to President Obama: “Your accommodation with Iran will not come at our expense.”

Click here for full article from now.mmedia.me, by Tony Badran, Jan. 23, 2015

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