November 18, 2018

Chaos & Deflection: Iranian Regime’s Long Term Strategy Against Israel

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

During the past two weeks we have seen a dramatic increase by Hamas terrorists launching hundreds of random rockets at civilian populations in Southern Israel. I have long written about the Hamas attacks being generated as a result of the nefarious actions of the radical Islamic regime in Iran whose leaders not only fund and arm Hamas for their on-going conflict with Israel, but also specifically direct their Hamas proxies to carry out attacks against Israel. The Iranian regime has had a long standing strategy to direct its proxies such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups to attack Israel not just at random times, but specifically when there is increasing international pressure or focus on the regime’s leadership. This strategy of “chaos and deflection” in my humble opinion is designed to shift international pressure as well as Western media attention away from the evil activities of the Iranian regime. The ayatollahs and their thugs wish to drawn attention away from their actions at home against the Iranian population or their evil actions in the Middle East by essentially creating an alternative chaotic situation in the region with the help of their terror proxies.

Today again, we see the Iranian regime’s strategy of “chaos and deflection” being employed against Israel from their terror proxy Hamas. Following America’s recent re-instating painful sanctions on the Iranian regime and Iran teetering on the verge of economic collapse, the people of Iran have taken to the streets in masses across the country calling for regime change.  Fearing their own people’s uprising and potential international pressure to either give up power or give the people of Iran greater freedoms, the Iranian regime’s leaders have called on their Hamas puppets in Gaza to begin launching rocket attacks on Israel in order to create a new chaotic situation in the region. The Iranian regime’s hope is that with this new chaotic conflict flaring up in Gaza, the world’s attention and pressure will be diverted to Israel instead of their own evil actions at home and in the Middle East. When Hamas increases their own civilian casualties by placing civilians’ lives in danger during attacks on Israel, this Iranian terror proxy and the Iranian regime’s leadership hopes that the international media and community will condemn Israel and shift their focus away from Iran. The Iranian regime’s strategy of “chaos and deflection” has also been utilized in the past through the regime’s other terror proxy “Hezbollah” located in southern Lebanon and in southern Syria. The regime’s leaders have directed Hezbollah and their other loyal militias in recent years to launch attacks on Israel to shift media and diplomatic attention away from their own nefarious actions in the region.

While in the past the Iranian regime’s strategy of “chaos and deflection” has successfully worked because the former Obama administration and European governments have wrongly focused on Israel instead of the Iranian regime’s own nefarious actions, such is not the case today. The economic situation in Iran is increasingly getting dire by the day and the people of Iran are fed up and infuriated with the dictatorship squandering away their nation’s wealth on terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. They have even been chanting “death to Palestine” in the protestors throughout Iran as they have limited economic prospects and are facing high costs of living at home. Likewise, while the European powers have shamefully decided to look the other way at the Iranian regime’s terror activities in the Middle East and crackdowns on protestors in Iran, the current Trump administration has rightly turned its focus on the Iranian regime. The administration has correctly exposed the Iranian regime’s corrupt leaders, evil terrorist sponsoring actions and hegemonic wars in the Middle East. The Trump administration has correctly placed heavy sanctions on the Iranian regime in an effort to cut off their revenue sources for such evil activities. Fortunately the Israeli government has also tried hard to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza when striking back against Hamas terrorists who have been targeting Israeli cities with hundreds of rocket attacks. All of these actions have in essence helped to reduce the effectiveness of the “chaos and deflection” strategy by the regime in Iran.

Moving forward, in my own humble opinion, the regime’s strategy of “chaos and deflection” may at times continue to succeed, but the only way to effectively stop the evil criminal activities of the Iranian regime throughout the Middle East, is to bring about regime change in Iran. If the people of Iran are empowered and given international support, they can eventually topple this demonic regime in Iran. When the regime is gone, this will ultimately cut off all the funding and military arming of terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah in the region. Without billions in funding each year from their ayatollah masters in Tehran, Hamas and Hezbollah would cease to exist. Without billions in funding each year from their masters in Tehran, radical Shiite Islamic militias in Iraq, Yemen and Syria would cease to exist.  Not only would terror attacks against Israel radically decrease or stop, but attacks on other Middle Eastern countries would likely cease as well. After 40 years of chaos which the Iranian ayatollahs have unleashed on the entire region, the time has come for America and Europe as well as other free democracies in the world to help expedite the demise of the Islamic Republic of Iran today. Both the region and the people of Iran will benefit tremendously from this demonic regime being removed from the face of the earth.