Violence in the Gaza Strip — Israel Planning a Wider War in Middle East Than Just Iran?

Let’s all be glad that the United States still doesn’t have to see sites like this in the “friendly skies.” And hopefully, we can keep it that way.

For months leading up to the United States’ presidential election, all you heard about in the media was Iran, Iran, Iran.  What would each candidate do about the situation in Iran and would they support Israel if it decides to act?  Many authorities, including Common Sense Conspiracy, commented on President Barack Obama’s seeming inclination to put off any real answers until after his reelection was secured.  So, with the election now in the rearview mirror, pretty much everyone in conspiracy circles and otherwise was bracing for Israel to finally unleash a long-planned attack on Iran and its alleged nuclear program.  Now, with hostilities quickly escalating in the Gaza Strip, we are wondering if Israel really has bigger plans and the Iran issue is only a smokescreen for a wider war that the world’s most controversial nation intends to use allies like the United States as pawns in.

The war between Hamas and Israel is like a disease that everyone thinks they have under control, it lies dormant for years, and then, without warning, the skies of the most hotly contested land area on Earth are alight with rockets.  Today, Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that a wider offensive is being planned by Israel’s army, even as other sources are reporting that yet another ceasefire is being negotiated.  The rhetoric being expressed on all sides here is hard to follow, usually empty when it comes to facts, and changes by minutes, not days.  President Barack Obama did weigh in on the issue today with brief comments that somewhat straddled the fence between outright supporting Israel and condemning it.  Obama said that Israel most certainly has a right to defend itself, but he also expressed concern with a wider ground offensive.  This would mean a much bloodier conflict, no doubt, and it is feared that any hopes of a ceasefire might be obliterated with the conflict escalating into a full-fledged war.  Obama’s comments are probably right on the mark, but there is plenty of reason on his side to feel that way.  America is not interested in getting into another international conflict right now, and Obama has his eyes focused on an economy that would only be further degraded by the United States suddenly becoming involved in another conflict that many Americans don’t understand or particularly care about.

So, how is it that Iran suddenly became last on the list of concerns for Israel?  Well, don’t be sold on that just yet.  Our conspiratorial leanings lead us to believe that you can bet your hard-earned bucks that Iran will weigh into this soon.  Perhaps Israel will try to implicate Iran as somehow being involved in Hamas-related rocket launches, perhaps by providing materials or encouragement (or both, for that matter).  Or maybe Iran itself will speak up, supporting anything that it sees as anti-Israel?  They’ve been a little quiet here of late, letting the election go by without much fanfare, and it’s about time for them to make another splash on the international scene.  Israel may use the current hostilities as a springboard to ramp up further support for an Iran air attack, something that Netanyahu was having trouble getting support for in recent weeks, but bombs going off in your nation’s heartland tend to change people’s perspectives quickly.

The Israel conflict also spotlights one of the biggest problems we have in the world as far as conspiracies go.  For years, we have all talked about false-flag operations, instances when a government stages an attack on its own people to garner support for its agenda.  But a different kind of false-flag operation is rearing its head.  It has already been theorized that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the first shots in this rocket war, and that perhaps a third-party group with a completely different agenda may have launched rockets into Israeli territory with every intention of blaming it on Hamas operatives.  In a region of the world that seems to be figuratively doused in gasoline perpetually, it doesn’t take much to light a fire, and if these theories are true, they were highly successful.  It doesn’t take long before bombs are everywhere, people are dead, most of them innocent bystanders, and neither side can remember who started it.  Or more importantly, why it would matter.