A social media post on X from the Iranian Diplomatic Mission to the United States has warned that an Israeli ground assault in Gaza would be met with “consequences.” The Israeli consulate had no comment.
This is possibly saber rattling on the part of the Iranians. They have no way to send their own troops into the arena. Iran does financially support groups other than the child murdering Hamas forces in the region. The Houthis in Yemen are too busy with their 9 year long revolution. Iraqi Shia’s, handed control of the government because of the US invasion, are involved in their own affairs and also don’t have the means to send forces to Israel.
Remember the giant Phil (calls himself Rommel but wasn’t) stumping for the Iraqi invasion.
Hezbollah, a Shia militia group in southern Lebanon is always a problem. They are heavily involved in the Syrian civil war on the side of President for life Bashir al-Assad. However, after Israel ended their occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000, Hezbollah attempts border incursions and exchanges mortar and rocket fire across the border with the IDF. They have had 23 years to build stockpiles of Iranian supplied rockets and munitions and fill their ranks with indoctrinated boys.
Iran’s Ayatollah Khameini (Khomeini’s replacement) stated his nation wasn’t behind the cowardly Hamas attacks on civilians and children (Reuters). It is well known Iran provides weapons to Hamas which is what forced Israel and Egypt to enforce a blockade on the Gaza. The US believes he wasn’t behind this attack. However “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei lauds the assault, stating that his country “kisses the hands” of those behind it” (Christian Post).
It’s ironic Iran would issue a warning on an Israeli ground incursion Hamas obviously wants. They took the hostages and hid among their own people, streaming on their phones – purposefully taunting the IDF to come after them. Causing a greater war by causing civilian casualties among their own people was obviously the purpose.
This is the death chart of Georges Ernest Boulanger (29 April 1837 – 30 September 1891), nicknamed Général Revanche (“General Revenge”). He was a French General and politician of the 19th century. He used inflammatory rhetoric and nationalism to vault to popularity during the Third Republic. He called for revenge against Germany for the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In January of 1989 it was feared he had enough popularity to become a dictator and is considered by some historians to be the first fascist or “proto-fascist.”
He was considered a Republican because he did not go to church. Later it was realized that he was a conservative Monarchist.
His downfall from politics occurred in January of 1889 when he won a race for a seat as a deputy for Paris. His supporters were elated and wanted to conduct a coup d’etat; immediately take over the national government. He was a threat to the Republic and was accused by detractors of treason (later convicted in absentia). He fled to Brussels and then to London. He committed suicide in 1891 with a pistol over the grave of his mistress Marguerite de Bonnemains who had died two months earlier.
The chart on the right is the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989). He was a religious leader of Twelver Shi’a Islam. He became the Ayatollah (religious title) around 1962. He went into exile in 1963, living in Iraq, Turkey and France. In Turkey he stayed in Bursa in the home of Colonel Ali Cetiner, head of Turkish Military Intelligence. According to the BBC, recently released documents show the Ayatollah had contact with the CIA on different occasions. He returned to Iran during the Iranian Revolution with the help of the US and France. The leaders of the countries were led to believe he would help calm the situation. He promptly took over the revolutionary government and formed a Theocracy. He eliminated all competition from the original groups behind the overthrow of Shah Pahlavi. Iran was then involved in a 10 year war with Iraq (Iran-Iraq War),