Israel General asks US help in “fighting Iran”



…by  Southfront

[ Editor’s Note: It cannot be a coincidence that this General Golan lecture was scheduled for the run up to another 9-11 anniversary. This was a high profile presentation by the well-funded NeoCon platform, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP).

Below are some of the bizarre comments that Golan made, not a shock that they would be made, but at such a forum right in the middle of Washington, where he actually calls on the US to help Israel fight Iran, because it can’t do it alone.

We have just seen what the results of that policy have been for the unfortunate Syrians. And of course, now that they have lost, the Zios are wasting no time in making their case for doubling down on Iran.

Most incredible of all is how the good general describes Iran’s being a threat with, “they are similar to us”. I had to double-check that this was not a spoof article. It was hard to believe that a former Chief of Staff would publicly say such things, but it just goes to show how unworried the Israelis are about anything they say, as in getting any bad press.

What the general did not say is anything about Israel’s history with the Iraqi Kurds, including having planned to use them for basing during a potential attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities, which we know now Iran did not have. That was all part of the Iran bogeyman ruse, which the US used for its Eastern European missile shield deployment.

His comment about not having any problem with ISIS walking around on the Golan Heights, that will live on through the ages. I had to pinch myself that I was not dreaming about reading this. You just can’t make this stuff upJim W. Dean ]

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General Golan – Talk about trying to influence US policy…

–  First published …  September 11,  2017  –

On September 7, the former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Major General Yair Golan said in a meeting organized by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy that he believes that establishing of a Greater Kurdistan (a state that will include the Kurdish-populated territories of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey) in the Middle East is basically a good idea that could contribute to a stability in the region.

The general added that he personally does not think that the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) is a terrorist organization.

Maj. Gen. Yair Golan also said that he saw ISIS fighters walking on the Syrian-Israeli front, and that he “can cope with that”. However, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said that he can’t cope with Iran, and said that Iran is a “much more threatening compared to the ISIS threat.”

“Because the Iranians are sophisticated, they are a higher form of civilization, they have a nice academic infrastructure, nice industry, good scientists, many talented young people. They are very similar to us. And because they are similar to us, they are much, much more dangerous,” Maj. Gen. Golan said.

Furthermore, Maj. Gen. Golan said that Israel can effect Iran just like Iran can effect it. However, he said that Israel can’t do anything serious to Iran without a help from the USA.

“And while we can achieve decisive victory over Hezbollah… and while we can defeat any Shia militia in Syria … we cannot fight Iran alone,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said.

Maj. Gen. Yair Golan is well-known for his controversial statements. In general, Israel officials say that his statements don’t represent the state of the official Israeli attitude. However, Maj. Gen. Golan’s statements about the Kurds and Iran clearly reflect the current policy of the Israeli government.


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  1. None of this is new – at least not if you’ve been trying to keep up with VT for a while :
    • Plans for a Kurdish state spanning at least four of today’s ME countries.
    •The United States required to help Israel subdue Iran.
    • Daesh no threat for Israel.

    And all of this is of course a marvelous gift for the courageous Kurds.

  2. As my son, who fought with the PKK on his own dime against ISIS, said upon return; “I know it’s not right, but I can understand why people want to kill the Kurds.” A very misunderstood people, unlike the Israelis.

  3. At least the poor bastard was speaking truths. By repeating Israel’s fabricated, and illogical reasons for promoting armed aggression towards Iran, he allows these views to be seen for what they are. Lies. Reasonable men should prevail. Unless he came to Washington with a suitcase full of cash. In DC cash trumps reason 9 out of 10 times.

  4. I think they call it ‘chutzpah’ – an Israeli whose compatriots were up to their neck in the annihilation of thousands of Americans on 9/11 asking the US to help attack Iran. My answer can be easily conveyed in a phrase between a voiceless labiodental fricative and a very audible one – “F..k off!”

  5. Trump needs to tell Gen. Golan to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine but…we know that won’t happen as Trump is a stooge for israel. Trump will of course, ramp up anti Iran propaganda and the crazos in America will fall in lockstep just like they did with Bush II and his war with Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Iran will become the new bogeyman. Guess what? They have weapons of mass destruction! Oy Vey! Will we jews never stop suffering! Just make the claim that Iran is a threat to America’s freedom and demockracy, … we have any freedom and demockracy left anyway; but all that’s needed is for trump to stand in front of the teleprompter, read a prepared script written for him by Jared Kushner and we’ve got ourselves another war in the middle east!
    Oh, and when the C-130s begin flying into Dover AFB en masse, loaded with flag draped coffins of dead American soldiers, who are the American people going to blame this time? Trump? The Iranians? Or maybe they should blame themselves.

  6. Most Kurdish leaders want peace & stability NOW more so than they want an independent Kurdish state.

    Both Russia & U.S. recognize this. So, U.S. too has mostly given up on using Kurds as a springboard for Divide-&-Conquer/Rule. Most Israeli warmongers see what they want to see — and speak accordingly.

    Golan’s speech & Bibi’s desperation with Putin in Sochi are proof that Rotten-Child & Bibi know that they’re screwed in the Mideast — unless they can’t get Bibi boy Trump to bend over & ‘take one for the Gipper’… 😉

  7. So, the Israelis want their Kurdish surrogates to have their own autonomous states within the existing states of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Question:-Weren’t the Barzani Kurds in Iraq guilty of circumventing Iraqi government policy by selling Iraqi oil without consent and for personal gain? Where are these proposed autonomous states to be located within those existing states? Right on top of the oil, or what?

    How would creating yet another sectarian division within nations already fighting for their survival, contribute to greater stability in the region? Greater stability for who? Of course Israel would feel much more stable with their neighboring states divided, and their Kurdish proxies sitting on the national oil reserves of those nations.

    • In general Golan’s own words, Iran is a threat because of their “higher form of civilization, their nice academic infrastructure, nice industry, good scientists and many talented young people.”

      And that’s why Israel wants America to help them destroy Iran?
      This shows that Golan is dead wrong by suggesting that Iran is similar to Israel. A higher civilization would not seek to destroy a nation because of its “nice academic infrastructure, nice industry and talented young people”. That’s something a savage, uncivilized tribe of delusional barbarians (like Israel) would do.

      So, instead of helping Israel destroy one of the oldest civilizations and cultures on earth, I have a better idea. Cut off all aid to the rogue nuclear, apartheid state. Force AIPAC and all other Israel lobbies to register as foreign agents. Remove all politicians who hold Israeli first sentiments from public office. Investigate, charge prosecute and jail, (or execute) all those that are involved in Israel’s intrusive spy ring which has operated in America for decades. Ditch the Israelis so that America and more importantly the world, might have a chance to move forward.

    • Armelius: Most of Washington is so clueless that they do NOT know that AIPAC is NOT required to register under FARA (the Foreign Agents Registration Act). So, what can you expect?

    • What, so the treasonous carpetbaggers in Washupton just assume they’re dealing with registered foreign agents, while they’re pandering for shekels at the AIPAC convention? If so, that’s even worse than I thought. Even if they knew and understood the full extent of the Israel lobby’s destructive influence and total lack of accountability, I wouldn’t expect a single one of the marionettes in Washington to change a singe thing about it, because they simply don’t care about anything and Israel seems to be the exception to every rule.

    • The U.N. is a paper tiger. A useless organization that accomplishes nothing. For the most part, populated by over paid miscreants like Niki Halley and Agenda 21 schemers. The U.N. like the League of Nations is simply a tool of the zionists.
      The U.S. being a puppet of israel, will veto any sanction against israel. All 125 of them.
      Worse still is their Agenda 21 scheme to enslave Americans, confiscate their guns and turn America into a vast immigrant camp. Depopulation of rural communities and force all those into massive urban centers to be packed in like rats.
      Get US out of the U.N. get the U.N. out of the U.S!

    • Jim, the VT front page seems to be broken as of 9-11-17. It no longer gives the familiar survey of the latest articles.

    • We’re working on it, seems we are yet again being interfered with, which is a sign that we are publishing things that do not please certain people.

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