Did Israel Just Stop an Iranian Invasion From its North?
Jeffrey C. Borneman | January 21, 2015
The root first: The US is exerting tremendous pressure on the Russian economy - trashing its currency and short-circuiting its cash flow via sanctions and forced low Energy prices. That is a given. Also a given: neither the US nor the Russians want a direct military confrontation between them as it seems each is misreading the other now (Syria/Ukraine) so both prefer proxy wars ... and they include Israel and the Saudis.
Here's the update: Iran threatened Israel with "a million man" march to take Jerusalem several weeks ago (Apparently Iran has decided that Israel is the weaker of its two enemies in the region. The other enemy is, of course, the Saudi Royal Family). Iranian/Hezbollah planning for this invasion was met with an Israeli strike over the holiday weekend, killing several commanders and other high-ranking officials. It was considered a "precision" strike by Israel.
"The Israeli strike came just days after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared that the terror group was preparing for a war in Israel's northern Galilee region ... It also occurred just a week after Iranian military leaders announced that they are operating missile sites in Syria, which potentially include a nuclear facility," reports The Washington Free Beacon.
The high-level nature of the Iranian and Hezbollah operatives targeted by Israel suggests that an attack on Israel was imminent, according to Reuven, who handled top intelligence in the region during his time serving in the IDF.