Robert Baer: Israel to Attack Iran By September

Decorated CIA operative with extensive contacts in the Middle East, Robert Baer, declares:

There is almost “near certainty” that Netanyahu is “planning an attack [on Iran] … and it will probably be in September before the vote on a Palestinian state. And he’s also hoping to draw the United States into the conflict”, Baer explained.

It makes sense, from a strategic standpoint, that Israel would want to attack Iran before the Palestinian statehood vote. This would provide Israel with a huge distraction and more time to delay the crucial vote. Additionally, there is the whole transition period between Gates and Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Now that Gates has left his post as Secretary of Defense, some are worried that his influence of steering Obama and Bush away from attacking Iran could evaporate:

Masters asked Baer why the US military is not mobilising to stop this war from happening. Baer responded that the military is opposed, as is former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who used his influence to thwart an Israeli attack during the Bush and Obama administrations. But he’s gone now and “there is a warning order inside the Pentagon” to prepare for war.

What’s even more frightening is that Baer sees the influential Iranian Revolutionary Guard as welcoming an attack by Israel and the United States in order to divert Iranian’s attention away from domestic problems:

It should be noted that the Iranian regime is quite capable of triggering a war with the United States through some combination of colossal stupidity and sheer hatred. In fact, as Baer explained, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would welcome a war. They are “paranoid”. They are “worried about … what’s happening to their country economically, in terms of the oil embargo and other sanctions”. And they are worried about a population that increasingly despises the regime.

They need an external enemy. Because we are leaving Iraq, it’s Israel. But in order to make this threat believable, they would love an attack on their nuclear facilities, love to go to war in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and Iraq and hit us where they could. Their defense is asymmetrical. We can take out all of their armored units. It’s of little difference to them, same with their surface-to-air missile sites. It would make little difference because they would use terrorism. They would do serious damage to our fleet in the Gulf.

The frightening and enlightening article can be read in full here.

35 thoughts on “Robert Baer: Israel to Attack Iran By September”

  1. I don't know. I'm not saying it isn't a possibility; maybe even a probability. But too many people have 'cried wolf' over this for me to take an specific threats against Iran seriously.

    1. no, their fighters can make it there and back but considering Iran has over 10,000 missiles in its arsenal, there might not be much left of israel for those pilots to go back to

  2. I would say that taking out Iran is the long term goal. However, I would be very skeptical of tryng to pin a date on it. I would really be looking for some form of triggering action attributed to Iran. It could be a false flag opperation or just blatent lies. The MEK will likely be taken off the terrorist list and they would play a role in this as the "Tribe" or organization that we would attempt to put in power. However, it's really anyone's guess.

    One thing that makes me think that it's less than likely is that, our Specials Forces are already spread very thin. Without them on the ground painting targets it would be very difficult to pull this off. Smart bombs are only as smart as the intelligence from the ground and generally a lot better if the building is targeted by a man on the ground with a lazer. The lazer is used to "paint" a target so that these so called "smart" bombs can lock on to the lazer and actually hit exactly were they are supposed to. GPS is good but has it's limitations.

    Of course any attack on Iran would be Folly, but I wouldn't put anything past these fools.

  3. This is more fearmongering i have being hearing that israel is going to attack Iran since 2007 and nothing has happened. Netanyahu and Barak may not be the most likeable of people's but there are not crazy or stupid. They cannot pull off a strike that would wipe out the Iranian nuclear program that is spread over too many facilities and over an large geographycal area. If Israel strikes at Iran it would mean starting a regional war without having any chance of achieving there objectives.

  4. LMAO…….. When America and their masters take out Iranian tanks and air defense missiles, its all just ligitimate "war". However, when Iran retaliates for this attack against their country, its called "terrorism". What is wrong with this picture? How do the real belligerent terrorists always end up defining who is a Terrorist?

  5. This tired old canard again?
    All the Israelis know how to do is hide behind Uncle Sam while abusing the Palestinians.
    If they ever had to grow a pair and stand on their own two feet, they'd last about a month before imploding.

        1. why does israel rely on the USA all the time? Lol oh thats right because george bush's ayotollah (Falwell) beleives in armageddon lolololol



  6. Here we go again. Someone with "extensive contacts" in the Middle East predicts Israel will attack Iran in September which is just 6 weeks away. I have been hearing this nonsense for the last 6 years. Every year, it seems Israel will attack Iran and it's never happened. More speculative propaganda from former CIA officers who love to read their names in news articles.

    1. Bob Gates was also SECDEF during those 6 years. Now we got trigger happy Panetta in there, along with the chaotic transition period between the swap of those two. The opposition from former Mossad chieves is also unprecedented. And now we have the warning order from the Pentagon that there could be war. Not good.

      1. Not to say that Bob Gates wasn't trigger happy by any means. Panetta is just more so and doesn't understand that an attack on Iran is dousing a tinderbox in gas and lighting it with a blowtorch.

      2. yes Israel going to war is like a natural disaster – we can't prevent it, only be aware of it and batten down the hatches as Iranian missiles fall in Tel Aviv and I laugh

  7. More likely they will try to sucker America into doing their dirty work for them. Just like with Iraq.

    1. and of course we can expect them to goose things along by MOSSADing US ships or infrastructure and blaming it on the Iranians.

  8. Petraeus not Gates is heading for the CIA. I thought Gates was retiring.

    I hope Israel and Saudi Arabia don't own Washington enough to drag us into the war if Netanyahu attacks Iran. Iran has no nuclear weapons program because the 2011 NIE said so according to Hersh. Saudi Arabia has bought a lot of US arms so let them fight along side their Israeli comrades against Iran.

    1. My advice to you is to research Seymour Hersh and you will see he is wrong most times in things he writes about.

      1. His sources told him the 2011 NIE on Iran said there isn't hard proof that Iran has a nuclear weapons program at this time. I am not aware of anyone saying that the report he is citing does not say this. The Obama Administration could release a summary of the document proving that Hersh is wrong.

  9. If they go to war with Iran, what will then be the justification for the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland ? A Nuclear missile threat from North Korea ?

  10. Yeah go to war with Iran, we've been hearing that for over 5 years now?
    The inordinate amount of power this crappy, overrated, resource-free country the size of New Jersey thinks it wields (as well as others) is incredible.
    They can't even beat on HEZBOLLAH!!! And if America is dumb enough to sacrifice its waning blood, treasure and influence on yet another dirty war against Muslims for Israel, they deserve whatever they get!
    PS – Isreal? doesn't have the stones – all they are good for is abusing Palestinian children and old ladies – and they can't understand nor do they care why they are so despised. (psst: it has nothing to do with religion!)

    1. i agree, i dont think those baby killing cowards have the bullocks to start a fight with a party that can actually fight back.

      1. Sadly the same could be said for the USA. Since 1945 when has the USA fought a country that could hit it back?

  11. It's sickening to even imagine the ramifications of a war with Iran. Tremendous bloodshed and instant economic depression for starters.

    Nuttyyahoo scares the pants off me.

    1. Re.Nutty Yahoo. Why doesnt the Cia go under cover and take care of this problem.With him gone The problems diminish dramatically.

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