Is Israel Escalating War on Gaza to Foil US-Iran Deal?

Is Israel Escalating War on Gaza to Foil US-Iran Deal?


Israel Master, U.S. the Poodle: How did this Happen? -- Richard Silverstein/Middle East
Forget ANY Iran-US talks if conflict in Gaza escalates — Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times.


by John Glaser

The flare up of violence between Israel and Gaza looks like its about to escalate, with an Israeli airstrike today killing a Hamas commander and Israeli military leadership talking openly about the possibility of an expanded war on Gaza, possibly including a ground invasion.

This escalation occurs just days after widespread reports about newly reelected Obama mulling a grand bargain with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Barbara Slavin and Laura Rozen at Al-Monitor reported on Monday that US officials told them Washington was considering offering a “more for more” deal with Iran, based on the fuel swap deal from Obama’s first term.

So what does Israel’s impending war on defenseless Gaza have to do with Iran diplomacy? Here’s a tweet from the Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, Thomas Erdbrink:


  1. When will people finaly realise the truth, there are only ONE bigg broblem, and we all know it, everybody knows it. Despite the utter drivel served by our MSM and its so Partial that even "freinds of Israel" is notising it.
    But the drivel continues as before, and like Libanon 2006, nothing is sayed about the initial episode at all.
    The problem is Pr.M. Notthingbut Yahoho and the lunatic in scarge of this insane pack of war criminals in the present Israeli goverment.
    There You have it.