by Justin Raimondo
September 21, 2006
"Seymour Hersh did the initial reporting (http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/040628fa_fact) on this development, and now the BBC has the pictures — a stunning video (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/5363116.stm) showing Israeli "ex"-military personnel training Kurdish pershmerga and setting up a base in Kurdistan.
The idea is to establish an outpost from which Israeli planes can strike at Iran's alleged nuclear facilities, and also create a presence on the ground that can strike, at will, across the Kurdish-Iranian border. The war in Iraq, in this context, has to be seen as a necessary preparatory step before the real target — Iran — could be attacked. And now that they are getting ready to do it, we can see more clearly that Israel, and not the U.S., was and is the main beneficiary of American military operations in the region. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2006/09/20/the-israeli-kurdish-alliance/"