Although the website is in Farsi, Kahlili translated some of its message into English where, Hossein Shariatmadari, who is the Chief Editor of Keyhan, said, “The day of reckoning is near.”
“Because of the failure of the intended proxy war, America and some Arab and European countries are preparing to attack Syria on the false claims that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons,” the editor said. “However, America can certainly start the war but it won’t be the one to end it,” said Shariatmadari.
“Israel is the “Achilles” heel of America and its European allies and without a doubt with the start of an attack on Syria, thousands of missiles will rain down all over the occupied lands Israel, which will destroy its critical facilities as it was obvious that its missile defense system, the Iron Dome, could not prevent missiles reaching Tel Aviv.”
Despite the fact of these dire consequences, the State Department said Wednesday that the Obama administration plans to bypass the United Nations Security Council as it prepares for a possible strike on Syria.
On Tuesday, Congressman Tom McClintock blasted the Obama administration for even thinking of bypassing Congress on such an attack.
McClintock said, “I am deeply concerned about reports that the President is preparing to order acts of war against the government of Syria without congressional authorization.”
“The Constitution clearly and unmistakably vests Congress with the sole prerogative “to declare war.” The President’s authority as Commander-in-Chief to order a military attack on a foreign government is implicitly limited by the Constitution to repelling an attack and explicitly limited under the War Powers Resolution,” said McClintock.
“I believe that absent an attack or imminent threat to the United States or a specific authorization by Congress, the order of a military attack on the government of Syria would be illegal and unconstitutional.”
With the potential of a military strike by the U.S. on Syria and Iran’s threat to annihilate Israel, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, in response following security consultations at the Defense Ministry, in Tel Aviv said, “Pursuant to the security consultation that was held today, there is no reason to change daily routines. At the same time, we are prepared for any scenario. The IDF is ready to defend against any threat and to respond strongly against any attempt to harm Israeli citizens.”