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Ron Patton | April 15, 2024

On Saturday, Iran launched hundreds of missiles and drones into Israel although most of them were destroyed before hitting the ground due to the Iron Dome defense system. Congruently, Israel’s ongoing war against Palestine is conducive to the process of military escalation which as we can see, can engulf a large part of the Middle East. It is Palestine’s Monster — unleashing the Dragon of Iran. Several years ago, a leaked classified document exposed a Top Secret war games scenario known as “Theater Iran Near Term” or (TIRANNT). It revealed an escalation scenario involving military action directed against Iran and Syria, of which Syria was the first stage in 2011. Are we seeing the next phase of this plan, leading to insurmountable death and destruction? Tonight on Ground Zero (7-10pm, pacific time), Clyde Lewis talks with former intelligence officer and host of Israeli News Live, Steven Ben-Nun about TIRANNT – PALESTINE’S MONSTER ISRAELI HAPPENING.



Over the weekend, I managed to watch the news coverage of Iran’s attack on Israel and as it progressed I became so annoyed with it. It was many hours of “Will it happen?” while showing a quiet night over Jerusalem.

Fox News even interviewed a former CIA agent who had the personality of a dumb blonde suggesting that The United States take over and blow up Iran into as she put it “smithereens.”

That is a word you don’t hear coming out of the CIA too often.

Then when the rockets’ red glare and the bombs bursting in the air happened– the attitude changed and the media feigned this bit of “Oh my this is unprecedented” and “Oh My Gosh I hope this doesn’t drag us into a giant war in the middle east.”

The media always pretends that this is something new and while yes this was the first time Iran had launched an offensive from their soil — you can surmise that this whole thing is a well-controlled operation and that if you follow the history you will know that the manifesto called the “Project for the New American Century” written by deep state neocons already had given the blueprint for what is happening.

Does anyone remember the interview that General Wesley Clark did with Amy Goodman back in 2007 where he literally spilled the beans on the objective of the neocon world order?

He said to Goodman “History doesn’t repeat itself exactly twice. What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn’t be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran.”

Then he goes on to tell a story that needs to be repeated now we are at this phase of the long war.

I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just decided to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

So with this in mind can the Biden administration stop pretending to be concerned when the plan has been this type of war for decades?

Why is it that when Israel and insert Muslim country here decide to fight it out the media falls all over itself to inform the world that the president doesn’t want this to happen and that his feelings are very upset about it?

Seriously– it is all theatre.

CNN reported, “For President Joe Biden, an attack on Israel launched from Iranian soil amounts to a scenario he’d greatly sought to avoid since the start of the current Middle East conflict.”

CNN goes on to say that the strikes “heighten the risk of a wider regional conflict that could directly draw in the United States, along with other countries.”

Are we really supposed to believe that Joe Biden is just standing there with his fingers crossed hoping that Israel doesn’t escalate the biggest war in History?

This is not a matter of should or shouldn’t retaliate. This is a matter of history — that so many Americans caught up in the moment forget about.

Biden knows exactly what he is doing — or those who are pulling his strings are having their political Pinocchio performing the way they like.

The fundamental question is whether this retaliatory attack will lead to escalation, including an Israeli counter-attack on Iran.

In this regard, Israel is largely serving the strategic interests of the U.S. acting on behalf of Washington.

As Wesley Clark noted this is the plan and the plan is underway — we don’t have to do anything to Iran — Israel will do it for us — this is the reason why Obama an Biden in tow funded all of this in the first place.

Former President Obama knew when he deliberately chose a policy of appeasement and cash payoffs instead of strength and accountability as the way to deal with Iran.

Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the nuclear deal was signed in 2013 and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash.

And we can speculate from there what that money was used for.

Iran went on a terrorist tirade through Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The missiles fired at Israel were probably paid for with the funds made available by the Obama administration.

But even before the Obama administration, the deep state world order cult was busy devising how this was going to go down

It is worth noting that at the outset of Bush’s Second Term, Vice President Dick Cheney dropped a bombshell, hinting, that Israel would, so to speak: be doing the dirty work for us (paraphrase) without US military involvement and without us putting pressure on them “to do it”.

According to Cheney: “The Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards.”

Cheney was quoted in the Washington Post:

“Israel would not be able to act unilaterally against Iran, without a green light from the Pentagon which controls key components of Israel’s air defense system. In practice, a war on Iran, were it to occur would be a joint US-Israeli endeavor, coordinated by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with America’s allies playing a key (subordinate) role.”

Israel’s war against Palestine is currently conducive to a process of military escalation which as we can see can engulf a large part of the Middle East.

It is Palestine’s Monster –unleashing the Dragon of Iran.

In January of 2018, Michel Chossudovsky filed a report entitled US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances.

The War on Iran is “On Hold”?

The article exposed a Top secret war game scenario known as Theater Iran Near Term or (TIRANNT).

in May 2003 the (leaked classified document), revealed an escalation scenario involving military action directed against Iran and Syria, of which Syria was the first stage in 2011.

The initial invasion of Iraq under “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was launched on March 20, 2003, April 9 marks the Fall of Baghdad; officially the invasion was completed on May 1st, 2003.

In May 2003, immediately following the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the TIRANNT (Theater Iran Near Term) war games scenario was carried out as revealed by William Arkin, a former US intelligence analyst:

In early 2003, even as U.S. forces were on the brink of war with Iraq, the Army had already begun analyzing a full-scale war with Iran. The analysis, called TIRANNT, for “theater Iran near term,” was coupled with a mock scenario for a Marine Corps invasion and a simulation of the Iranian missile force. U.S. and British planners conducted a Caspian Sea war game around the same time. Bush directed the U.S. Strategic Command to draw up a global strike war plan for an attack against Iranian weapons of mass destruction. All of this will ultimately feed into a new war plan for “major combat operations” against Iran that military sources confirm now exists in draft form. [This contingency plan entitled CONPLAN 8022 would be activated in the eventuality of a 9/11-type attack on Israel, on the presumption that Iran would be behind it.

On October 7th — Israel called the attack from Gaza their 9/11 event.

Theater Iran Near Term”, a scenario of waging a war against Iran following the defeat of Iraq was the unspoken concept. Under the auspices of US Central Command, TIRANNT focused on both “Near Term” following the Iraq war as well as “Out-Year” (signifying sometime in the future) scenarios for war with Iran ” …including all aspects of a major combat operation, from mobilization and deployment of forces through postwar stability operations after regime change.”

The 2003 decision to target Iran under TIRANNT as well as all subsequent endeavors and “secret plans” were part of the broader Middle East military roadmap. Already during the Clinton administration, US Central Command (USCENTCOM) had formulated in 1995 under the doctrine of “Dual Containment” “in war theater plans” to invade first Iraq and then Iran.

Since the formulation of USCENTCOM’s “in war theater” plans in the mid-nineties, and more specifically since the onslaught of the war on Syria in 2011, the geopolitics of the broader Middle East Central Asian region has evolved dramatically with Russia and China taking on a major role.

In this regard, the shift in the structure of military alliances has served to weaken US influence. Iran is now supported by a powerful China-Russia block.

This is has been well Organized by war planners to feed the war machine and bring into play the depopulation of planet earth. Keep in mind there is no real plans for Nuclear exchange in the leaked “in war theater” scenario — but the saber-rattling continues from Russia and Iran.

The structure of alliances and “cross-cutting coalitions” in 2018 does not favor a US-led military operation against Iran.

But again as Dick Cheney Noted — Israel can do the dirty work for us — and then perhaps we can play along.

Is Bibi going to fall into the trap of Retaliation — as Biden acts like Pontious Pilate washing his hands on the matter telling Israel to take the win and not retaliate?

The United States will not support such a retaliation according to Biden.. of course not because it is all part of the plan.

From a strategic standpoint, the Pentagon is intent on “using” both Israel and Turkey in Middle East military operations to act on our behalf.

We are nonetheless at a dangerous crossroads in our history. While Pentagon analysts are fully aware that the US cannot win a conventional war against Iran, a first-strike tactical nuclear weapons attack is still “on the table”. So are intelligence ops, the recruitment of hired “jihadist” terrorists, the funding of insurgencies, etc. not to mention the use of a panoply of nonconventional weapons systems including electromagnetic, chemical, and biological weapons.

History has shown that wars or assumed wars are great for maintaining various monopolies. – Whether it was the global pandemic or renewed violence in Europe and the Middle East, we know that we have to suffer– and those who run the monopolies on drugs food and weapons always have a way of keeping people wanting — and working for a dream that will tranquilize the nightmare.

The best intentions can still lead to unexpected consequences, often for others. We should be very careful who we give power to as often they control our lives. Not just in the sense of government but also in corporations and even day-to-day people.

Greed and fear can lead people very quickly to violence and everyone seems to have an idea as to how the world should be run. However there has been more of a bulwark to take over the world –and arguably this plan was organized and planned in the 1990’s where Israel would be used as chum for the sharks that smell blood in the Middle East.

Are we going to believe that President Biden is just standing there with his fingers crossed hoping Israel doesn’t do something monstrous?

Don’t kid yourself — this is an example of paying to have the dogs of war ready to attack — and then having the victims retaliate while you pretend to care. Again both sides lose, and criminal Warhawks cash in on their blood money.

The Pentagon has essentially limitless leverage it can use to make Israel do as it pleases.

Again, more strings are pulled on yet another political Pinocchio.

I know it is not popular to say this — but The President is in no way on his knees praying that we won’t go to war with Iran — he knows that at the moment we won’t have to — Israel will do it for us.

Just like Ukraine is doing it to Russia. We just give them the tools to obliterate themselves.. job done and whatever is left will be assessed for more wealth and rebuild.

All the violence and chaos that’s happening in the Middle East right now is happening because the Whitehouse wants it to happen, and because the Warhawks that are steering this presidency are psychopaths.


Steven Ben-Nun is an author, journalist, and former intelligence officer. Steven hosts with his wife, Jana Ben-Nun,” Israeli News Live,” an independent news organization primarily focusing on the Middle East and Russian relations and conflicts. Ben-Nun also has a special interest and study in globalism, the New World Order, The Silk Road Initiative, and Israel’s role within the geopolitical spectrum.


Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 4 comments.

  1. SARGE

    April 15, 2024 at 3:28 pm


  2. Jimbo

    April 15, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    Understand that if Israel were to be utterly destroyed, there would be no Jerusalem or Throne of King David for Christ to return and rule from for 1,000 years. Also, all other yet to be fulfilled bible promises would be rendered inoperative. Do you really think YHWH will let a created, fallen and expelled archangel, prevail against Him? The bible states that all the plans of the adversary and minions will be utterly laughed to scorn by the Creator of heaven and earth. Of everything there is, was, or ever will be except evil itself; which came about as a consequence (and proof) of His bestowing free will to choose between good and evil. When evil is chosen and God apparently doesn’t rule, rest assured the day is ever nearing when of a certainty He will overrule.

    Isaiah 45:23
    Romans 14:11
    Philippians 2:10–11
    (Satan will not be exempt from this. Remember he tried to get Jesus to do this for him and failed)

  3. Joe

    April 15, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    ?? Let’s see the evidence points to many similar creation mythology stories ETC… rewritten rewrote history.okay. dark ages .fall of Troy.Rome. Atlantis?? Ok. Exodus ten plagues. Davis Samson Nimrod.Hercules.ok isis Amon Thoth Thor Moses Christ. Titans Prometheus. Lucifer’s.angels UFO 👾👽 rewritten bible’s lie’s liar’s corruption.. media matrix movies tv internet 666.!? Got it ..Iran will attack with tanks.. bombers.. along with Syria.. only USA can save Israel.. our technology shooting down the missiles and drone’s…. Bibi using this tactic like zelensky.. Dictators ??? Shit gonna get real , Earthquakes !!! Yes that eclipses is bad mojo omens..

  4. Pat

    April 16, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Good show Clyde! The world is definitely in a mess. At least Israel has iron dome. The United States does not have Iron dome! We need one……. We also got millions of undocumented aliens, crossing the border Wait till they get in the water systems and electrical system grid and a Nuclear power plant. You’re gonna see some chaos then? Take care enjoy your freedom. Every day above ground is a good day.

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