There you have it. It doesn’t matter how much the United States distances themselves from Israel. Having said this, the United States might as well throw their entire weight behind whatever move Israel makes, as it makes no difference in the eyes of a suicidal Iranian regime.
AFP – Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told broadcaster Al-Alam on Sunday, a day after his boss warned that conflict was inevitable.
Should Israel and Iran engage militarily, “nothing is predictable… and it will turn into World War III,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iran’s Arabic-language television network.
He added that Iran would deem any Israeli strike to be conducted with US authorisation, so “whether the Zionist regime attacks with or without US knowledge, then we will definitely attack US bases in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan.”
He warned that Israel “cannot imagine our response — and it will sustain heavy damage and that will be a prelude to its obliteration.”
On Saturday, the head of the Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said war between Iran and Israel “will eventually happen, but it is not certain where and when.”
Full article: Strike on Iran would trigger ‘World War III’: Guards (France 24)