If there were to be a flare up between Iran and the USA, the two main opponents in the Middle East, Israel would inevitably be involved. Already the attacks from Gaza on Israel are being seen as an Iranian attempt at distraction using their Hamas proxies. if Iran’s oil lifeline is all but cut off dealing another blow to an already disintegrating economy, the regime could strike back possibly first at U.S. forces in Iraq.
Warren Getler, a journalist on national security affairs writes in Haaretz: ‘Iran is laying trip-wires for a violent, costly escalation. America’s response will be determined by a besieged president, an administration led by anti-Iran hawks and a pre-occupied Congress.’ ‘Were it to transpire, make no mistake, this would be a very big war, one that could rapidly escalate into a conflict that would unfold in a much more violent and costly way than the two Gulf Wars involving the United States and Iraq from previous decades.’
The First Gulf War started with Saturn at 20 degrees Capricorn (same as now) and hitting on the USA’s fanatical Mercury opposition Pluto during the course of the conflict. The Iraq 2003 War started with tr Saturn in Gemini opposition Pluto was triggering the USA’s bellicose Mars in Gemini.
Israel’s chart looks highly unsettled as tr Uranus squares the 10th house Moon come 20th of this month into early June; and then again late October/early November and again in 2020. And is under considerable challenges with tr Pluto trine its incredibly fixed 8th house Taurus Sun at the moment and on and off till late 2020, as well as tr Pluto square the Ascendant and in 2021/22 opposition the midheaven – so a longish period of intense strain, forced changes to their image and direction. It’s not a country which will change or transform easily since its instinctive reaction is to bunker down and dig in its heels. It does have formidable powers of resistance. Though in addition to the above, tr Uranus will square the Moon this year, then Pluto in 2021, then Saturn in 2022, conjunct the Israel Sun in 2024/25 and square Mars in 2025/6 – and that will be an exceptionally rough ride with Uranus rocking the boat and forcing through change, some of it violent and with high insecurity. 2024 and on look peculiarly high-risk with a Solar Arc Mars square the Israel Pluto and then Saturn.
The relationship chart between Israel and Iran 1906 does indicate this month and July to September as on high alert with November/December also highlighted and so on into 2020. [Though NB – country relationship charts aren’t always a good indicator of war.]