Or is it?
Moving on from yesterdays post about another mystery explosion in Iran:
Iranian protesters storm British embassy
Britain says it is outraged by the attacks and has warned of "serious consequences".
Several dozen protesters broke away from a crowd of a few hundred outside the main British embassy compound in downtown Tehran on Tuesday, scaled the gates, broke the locks and went inside.
Protesters pulled down the Union Jack, burned it, and put up the Iranian flag.
Inside, the demonstrators smashed windows of office and residential quarters, set a car ablaze, and set fire to embassy documents, news pictures showed
An Iranian report said six British embassy staff had been briefly held by the protesters.
British foreign secretary William Hague said the situation had been "confusing" and that he would not have called them "hostages".
"Police freed the six people working for the British embassy in Qolhak garden," Iran's Fars news agency said.
A German school next to the Qolhak compound was also damaged, the German government said.(end snip)
Is this "payback? or concerted? or just some kind of ploy?
To create the tension and fervour necessary for the UK and Israel, US and regional allies to attack Iran?
To act as a distraction for what is happening in Syria?
To seperate and divide and conquer certain allegiances?
The creation of tit for tat scenarios.
To eventually cause provocation to escalate in a way that is controlled into a full blown regional conflict.
To force all the surrounding countries to form allegiances and build up a cold war scenario which will eventually turn hot, obviously with provocation, planned and deliberate.
As we read here:
Storming of British embassy in Tehran worsens bilateral relations
Britain has threatened "serious consequences" for Iran after protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran, ransacking offices and diplomatic residences and triggering one of the worst crises in bilateral relations since the Islamic revolution 32 years ago.
Hague said: "The United Kingdom takes this irresponsible action extremely seriously. It amounts to a grave breach of the Vienna convention which requires the protection of diplomats and diplomatic premises under all circumstances. We hold the Iranian government responsible for its failure to take adequate measures to protect our embassy, as it is required to do."(end snip)
The narrative and the language seem to be heading in the same direction.
A Nato attack on Syria and Iran..which are allies..
There seem to be a concerted effort to encirle and pry this partnership apart..
especially with the situation in Syria.
And this seems to be happening.
We read in this Jewish policy centre article HERE Who have a vested interest in the destabilisation of Syria.
"There is an assumption that Syria would distance itself from Iran in favor of a peace treaty with Israel and normalized relations with the United States. Syria's strategic relationship with Iran began in 1979 and both countries sought friendship as a deterrent from a mutual Iraqi threat. Iraq rivaled Syria as the true inheritor of Ba'thism and Arabism. Ethnic, religious and territorial disputes between Iran and Iraq prompted the former to seek an alliance with Syria" (end snip)
OK , so IRAQ was the mutual "threat" to these countries, but Iraq is no more. and no threat, but it's "occupiers"are..
The mutual threat now, are the ones who attacked Iraq and their "silent" partner Israel.
BUT what happens when Russia gets involved?
As we have recently read,
Sea alert: Russian warships head for Syria
Moscow is deploying warships at its base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The long-planned mission comes, providentially, at the very moment when it could help prevent a potential conflict in the strategically important Middle Eastern country.
The Russian battle group will consist of three vessels led by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral Kuznetsov.
Russian military officials insist that the move has no connection with the ongoing crisis in the region and was planned a year ago, the Izvestia newspaper reports. Apart from Syria, the aircraft carrier and its escort ships are set to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Genoa in Italy and Cyprus, says the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.
Nevertheless, he added that the presence of a military force other than NATO’s is very useful for this region, because “it will prevent the outbreak of an armed conflict,” Izvestia quoted Kravchenko as saying.
The Soviet Union, the Admiral recalled, created a special naval squadron to deter Western military forces in the Mediterranean Sea. To repair and supply its ships, Moscow needed its own maintenance base in the region, and that was how the base in Tartus came into being. (end snip)
So, Russia is strategically alligned with Syria, and "regime" change would not be on their agenda.
as they have STRONG military trade that involves big money : from HERE
"In July 2007, Syria and Iran signed a weapons deal in which Iran pledged to donate $1 billion in sophisticated military equipment including Russian T-72 tanks, Mig-31 jets, Sukhoi-24 bombers, and Mi-8 helicopters. This military defense pact arose from a mutual fear that a confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah could erupt again, and extend beyond the borders of Lebanon into Syria." (end snip)
Since we've mentioned Lebanon,we also read that there have been an exchange of rockets between Israel and Lebanon in the past day.
Rockets fired across Lebanon-Israel border
Several rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel today and Israeli forces returned fire across the border in response, military officials said.
Two buildings in the western Galilee area were damaged, Israeli media said, but there were no reported casualties.
Residents said they heard two explosions and houses shook.
An Israeli military spokesman said the rockets were the first fired across the border since 2009.
The Israeli-Lebanese border has been largely quiet in recent years, though some have worried about a possible spill-over of tensions from a months-old revolt in Syria against president Bashar al-Assad and from a stiffening of Western sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program"
We watch and wait and try to be aware of all of these events and partnerships.
Also hope and pray that war is NOT an option, as we have just seenthe complete destruction of Lybia and previously Iraq.
Plus the wholly orchestrated Arab "spring" nonsense.
There is a possibilty, at such a time, when these allies all line up and take sides, that it will escalate to other regions such as India and Pakistan, Afganistan and Asia / Central Asia.
Then unfortunatley it becomes Global.