Iran Building an Axis of Terrorist Groups to Attack Israel
The WSJ: The IRGC-Quds chief, “one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful military commanders began rallying allies across the Middle East to launch a fresh wave of attacks on Israeli targets.”
While thousands of pro-regime demonstrators in Tehran screamed “Death to Israel” and “Death of America” to mark the anti-Israel “Quds Day,” Iran is forging a new terrorist alliance to encircle and attack the Jewish State, the latest media reports reveal.
The mission of creating an axis of terrorist and jihadi groups is being led by Esmail Qaani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Forces. The IRGC-Quds chief, “one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful military commanders began rallying allies across the Middle East to launch a fresh wave of attacks on Israeli targets,” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Qaani, who succeeded the slain terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani, “held a series of clandestine meetings with militant leaders across the region in recent weeks, including some operating in Syria and Iraq,” the newspaper added, quoting multiple sources.
This Iran-sponsored terrorist alliance was behind the coordinated rocket attacks into northern and southern Israel during Passover. Hamas fired rockets from Gaza, and Hamas-linked terrorists used Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon to lunch rockets at Israel. “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force coordinated with the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations to launch rockets at Israel from Lebanon during the Passover holiday,” the Jerusalem Post reported Friday.
This terrorist alliance was decades in making. Iran created Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the early 1980s and has been instrumental in making it one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups with a global reach and an annual budget of estimated $700 million. The Palestinian Islamic terrorist group Hamas has long been funded, trained, and armed by Iran.
The Iran-backed axis of terror was forged during the Quds Forces chief’s recent Lebanon visit. The news website Ynet reported April 9:
Lebanese media reported on Sunday that the leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah met in Beirut with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, to discuss recent events in “occupied Palestine.” Daniel Salami.
The meeting took place at the same time the visit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Quds Force chief Esmail Qaani was on a visit to Damascus.
According to the reports, Nasrallah and the Hamas leaders also discussed regional developments and the violent clashes at the al Aqsa mosque during Ramadan prayers.
Regime-Loyalists Cry “Death to America, Death to Israel”
On Friday, thousands of regime-loyalists gathered in Tehran to mark the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, rally. In keeping with the Islamic Republic’s long-held tradition, the demonstrators called for the “Death” of Israel and the United States.
Quds Day, which always falls on the last Friday of Ramadan, is celebrated with full Islamic fervor by the Mullah regime and its supporters. “In central Tehran, protesters were burning US and Israeli flags and images of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” the France24 TV channel reported.
The Times of Israel reported on the pro-terrorist rally in Tehran:
Tens of thousands of Iranians, some chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” marched in the capital of Tehran on Friday to mark “Jerusalem Day,” an annual show of support for the Palestinians.
Banners raised by demonstrators read “the destruction of Israel is near” and “Palestine is the axis of unity of the Muslim world.”
Senior Iranian officials attended the rally, including President Ebrahim Raisi. (…)
Parliament Speaker Mohammad Qalibaf told demonstrators that Israel is the “root” of problems in the region and that the Palestinians are hindering Israel’s plans.
“The Palestinians are actively confronting Israeli aggression from Gaza to the heart of Tel Aviv,” he added, alluding to a surge in violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the start of the year.
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Naturally. Killing Soleimani was a good step, but it was only one step in a long journey. His successor should be high on the list of potential next steps.
and yet the Lord GOD will protect his people
and his nation Israel …
My question is “if push comes to shove” could Israel destroy Iran? If it could then situations like this are serious day-to-day problems for residents of Israel. But, are they existential?
The answer is yes, Israel could destroy Iran.
The biggest unknowns come on what positions the UN, the US, Europe, and the Asian bad actors would take on such a war.
“Let’s all form a He Man Jew Haters Club” didn’t work so well in 1968.
Yes, and they were almost all collaborators with Nazis back in WWII. Appropriate reading.
Israel will NOT let the Muslims eliminate them
If they are going down, they will take the Muslims with them
And, the vile, feckless and dishonest Dhimmi-crats still naively contend that the U.S. and Israel can make peace with these hate-filled, genocidal Muslim supremacists and terrorists in the Iranian and Arab “Palestinian” regimes.
Dreams of his Obama.
I’m waiting for the long simmering Israel-Iran conflict to go nuclear. It will eventually, it is just a question of what is the right trigger for Israel to go full Samson on them.
We should have curb stomped that pissant country in the late 70’s. It will be forever a shame that we did not do so.