Taking Iran Seriously

Iranian leaders continue to state that they will “destroy Israel” in the next war. What they mean is that they intend to implement the American military doctrine of Rapid Dominance (Shock and Awe). They intend to use their full rocket/missile/drone power, including a maximum number fitted with chemical weapons, to inflict massive physical and genocidal damage on Israel. 

“Shock and awe (technically known as rapid dominance) is a tactic based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the enemy’s perception of the battlefield and destroy their will to fight.”


Iranian leaders are absolutely serious about destroying Israel, i.e. causing severe physical damage with projectiles and drones and annihilating Israel, meaning murdering as many Jewish civilians as possible with chemical weapons. They mean every word of it and they intend to implement it no matter the consequences, i.e. they will launch everything in their arsenals against civilian Israel in as short a period as possible. Not only Hezbollah but also Hamas and PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) are part of this comprehensive strategy which means that Israel will find it difficult not to liberate Gaza. Hamas and PIJ are on board since they view this as a unique opportunity to destroy Israel and annihilate its population.

The only way to defeat Hezbollah and make sure this coming calamity does not occur again is to liberate the entire Lebanon and Syria since Hezbollah is stationed throughout both countries. This is self-defense against genocide. Israel will establish an indigenous Aramean Christian state (Aram), annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon and subsequently hand over most of Syria and the remainder of Lebanon to the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) of the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria). This is absolutely necessary in order to prevent future wars. The new borders will be established through a trilateral international agreement between Jerusalem (Israel), Beirut (Aram) and Damascus (Syria) that will also recognize the Golan as sovereign Israeli territory.

While an Iranian preemptive war inspired by the 1973 Yom Kippur War surprise assault on Israel cannot be entirely precluded, the fact that Tehran is constantly publicly repeating what its military intentions are, does indicate that the Khomeinist regime intends to wage this assault in response to Israel and America destroying the Iranian nuclear weapons program or else would the deterrence posture be counter-productive. Why inform your adversary in advance that you intend to launch an attack? That would not make sense if Iran planned a surprise assault even though a surprise assault would kill many more Jews since Israelis would not be prepared with gas masks and isolated windows to protect against chemical weapons attacks. The IDF reserves would not be already mobilized to liberate Syria and Lebanon if Iran were to launch a surprise assault, something which would contribute to the chaos in Israel as many reserve soldiers might not dare leave their homes for the front due to chemical weapons attacks. We should however be cognizant that Iran is only partially rational and hence largely irrational and so despite a surprise assault making much more sense from a genocidal perspective and also being more militarily effective has Tehran apparently made up its mind to deploy a massive assault as a deterrent against Israel destroying the Iranian nuclear weapons program so as to prevent a repeat attack against a rebuilt nuclear weapons program a few years later.

The conflict in the Levant should be regarded as an integral part of the conflict with Iran and members of the Iran coalition should provide at least passive diplomatic support for Israel by refraining from issuing the customary official condemnations of Israel. Syria will launch its own missiles with chemical warheads against civilian Israel once Israel defensively invades Syria and so what Israel faces is certainly a tremendous calamity even though Iran stands no chance of defeating Israel. Iran will also no doubt attack Israel with cruise missiles and drones with chemical weapons from its own territory as well as from Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The international coalition will facilitate the permanent destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons program by imposing a no-fly zone over Iran that will provide air support to armed rebellions throughout the country. Success of the insurrections is guaranteed in the ethnic periphery where half of Iran’s population lives but is not entirely certain in Persian areas. The US would have no choice but to liberate Iran on the ground through an invasion were Iran to attack coalition member states with weapons of mass destruction and the insurrection in Persian areas were to fail.

The reality that Iran will simultaneously attack major cities of many nations, with weapons of mass destruction subsequent to the Israeli-American destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons program does not detract one one iota from the severity of the genocidal threat that Israel faces and the necessity of comprehensively defeating the genocidal enemy. The Khomeinist regime and its proxies are a severe threat against international peace and security and must therefore be completely eliminated. Israel has no choice but to prevail so as to survive, bring the battle to the enemy and once and for all establish perpetual peace irrespective of expected unthinking automatic international condemnations.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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