https://www.rt.com/information/584669-maloof-israel-us-tonkin/Netanyahu needs US concerned in conflict – ex-Pentagon official

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https://www.rt.com/information/584669-maloof-israel-us-tonkin/Netanyahu needs US concerned in conflict – ex-Pentagon official

American ships close to Israel may turn out to be one other “Gulf of Tonkin,” Michael Maloof has stated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would really like Washington instantly concerned within the battle with Hamas as a result of he hopes to broaden the conflict to Lebanon and Iran, former senior safety coverage analyst on the US Division of Protection, Michael Maloof, informed RT on Wednesday.

On Monday, the US ordered the plane service USS Gerald R. Ford and 5 guided missile destroyers to the Japanese Mediterranean. Based on Maloof, this “meets Netanyahu’s wildest desires.”

“He needed the US concerned on this battle,” the previous Pentagon official informed RT.

Netanyahu “needs to open up the conflict with Lebanon, by attacking Hezbollah” in pursuit of his final goal, “to bomb Iran’s nuclear services,” Maloof added. For that to occur, “he has to have a Gulf of Tonkin second, if you’ll.”

Maloof recalled how US President Lyndon Johnson basically began the Vietnam Battle by sending ships to the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964. An alleged North Vietnamese assault on two US destroyers was then used as a pretext for direct involvement.

The US has additionally pledged to assist Israel with deliveries of weapons and ammunition, with the Pentagon insisting it has sufficient to take action and proceed supplying Ukraine. Maloof is skeptical of that assertion, nonetheless.

He additionally informed RT it was “not stunning” that a few of the weapons Washington had despatched Kiev ended up within the arms of Hamas.

That accusation was first made by former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Ukraine’s army intelligence, the GUR, responded on Monday by accusing Russia of sending captured Western weapons to Hamas militants in a “false flag” operation designed to make Kiev look dangerous to its backers. 

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the weapons declare, however rejected the Ukrainian insinuations of Russian involvement within the Hamas assault as “full nonsense.”

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