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Antiwar Report: US Attack on Iran Could Be Saudi-Led, MSM Wants Regime Change

21st Century Wire says…

Is the US preparing for an attack on Iran? The recent uptick of sensational anti-Iran rhetoric and media coverage suggests the answer to this question is likely ‘Yes’ – but preparations have been several years in the making and long before even pond sludge like John Bolton came to Washington.

In its latest report, Antiwar.com builds the case that the US and its gulf state allies, namely Saudi Arabia, could use the ongoing War on Yemen as the pretext for an attack on Iran – with the longstanding backdrop of ‘oil security’ in the region as the overall justification. The initial military strike would be led by Saudi Arabia in response to what’s been reported as a recent attack on a Saudi oil tanker widely attributed to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

In prime mockingbird media form, CNN took this news and then spun its own story calling the attack ‘Iranian-led’ and that the US and its allies are “looking at options to protect shipping lanes” from further Iranian threats. It’s no wonder that the cable news network presstitute is now running mock panels on what regime change might look like in Iran:

More on a possible Saudi-led attack below from Antiwar.com…

Since the US has spent years presenting oil security as a reason for war with Iran, they are considering using that excuse. Officials say that this would be mostly a Saudi-led attack, with Saudi Arabia and its allies doing the bulk of the fighting, and relying on the US for support.

Officials say this would require a “long-term military effort” against Iran. The US expectations that they might keep their involvement limited to a support role appears particularly unrealistic, given how much the same Saudi-led coalition has struggled to conquer Yemen.

The danger here is that both the US and what it envisions to be its proxy army are going to each go into a war with high expectations for one another, and each get into a much bigger war than they bargained for.

There are few specifics about what form this war would take, as US officials were insisting as recently as a few days ago they are not interested in regime change in Iran. It is hard to imagine, however, that they could get the major Sunni Arab states to attack Shi’ite Iran with any hope of it being “limited.”

If the US and its allies (including Israel) are indeed planning to start another proxy war, it will be a long and protracted one because Iran has the power to fight back.

Let’s hope, as always, cooler heads prevail…

READ MORE IRAN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Iran Files




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