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My question about subterfuge prefers specifically to the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Since @Big_Zucchini has provided an independent source in answer to my question, I am happy. I am quite aware of its actions against other nations and its piracy in waters adjacent to its territorial waters. I have no sympathy for them, but I do not accept that their enemies claims be accepted on face value, because both Israel and the Trump Administration went out of their way to sabotage the JPCOA. So that is why independent sources are important in this particular matter. And you are right,this all has played into the PRC's and Russia's hands.1. I don’t understand your question. Israel does not intend to use the Samson Option unless in defeat. Currently, as long as they have make their own tanks, have ammo and conscription, the IAF can’t be easily defeated by any Arab or Persian army. However, their population centres can be destroyed (or made uninhabitable), if some of their religiously motivated enemies attack them with nuclear weapons.
2. It is quite clear that Iran has exercised some level of influence or even actual control over its proxies to attack the US embassy, recently.
Q1: Are you talking about Iranian proxies in Iraq and Syria?ORQ2: Are you talking about IRGC launching small explosive-laden delta-wing drones from Iraq into Saudi Arabia at ranges of 600-700 kilometers—first in May 2019 against the East-West oil pipeline, and again that Sep 2019 against the Abqaiq oil processing plant?
3. Iran is now attacking more than just Saudi oil production facilities. See link on Jan 2021 attacks: Drones Over Riyadh: Unpacking the Iran Threat Network’s Tactics. That is undeniable.
4. This I agree. Especially on the need to question some American talking points.