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War with Iran has already started … but no one told Biden

War with Iran has already started … but no one told Biden

The war with Iran has already started and we are either too stupid or too weak to do anything about.  It has started because Iran is engaging in an undeclared war against both Israel and the United States – and the world’s democracies. 

In terms of Israel, it is a war over land as well as religion.  The goal is to topple the Jewish government and eradicate the Jewish people.  It is a genocidal war being carried out by Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations orchestrated and equipped by the folks in Tehran.

In terms of the United States, it is a cultural/religious war – and an assault on America’s leadership in the world.  It is being actively carried out by Iran and its network of Islamic terrorist proxies throughout the world – and in a partnership with socialist dictatorships, including China, Russia and North Korea.

This war has been planned, financed, and managed by Iran because they see opportunity in America’s profound weakness in recent years. Even as Iran leaders feint a willingness to negotiate, the long-term objective of bringing down the United States.  Their mantra has not changed since the Iranian revolution in 1979.  “Death to the United States.”  “Death to Israel.” “Death to infidels.”

It is not just a matter of words.  Since the fall of Iran to terrorists, the international Islamic terrorist network has committed hundreds of deadly attacks on Americans and American assets at home and abroad.  On 9/11, they carried out the deadliest attack on American soil since the Civil War.  And what was our response?  A 12-year cat-and-mouse game to kill Osama bin Laden.

Since the Iraq War that toppled Saddam Hussein, the United States essentially withdrew from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.  We assured Putin that America would not put boots on the ground – or planes in the air – in support of Ukrainians existential battle.  President Biden offered limited aid to Ukraine even as he cowed to Putin’s blustering nuclear threats.

It has been revealed that Hamas has been planning the current attack on Israel for two years under the direct guidance and support of Iran.  Iran has also authorized attacks on the United States military – injuring a number American soldiers.  At the time of this writing there have been almost 30 such attacks on American assets and military personnel in the past month – with a number of injuries, from minor to crippling.  The Biden response was a couple of missile attacks that killed no one — and did little to damage terrorist operations or discourage more.

The official – and insane – official policy of the Biden Administration is that there is no hard evidence that Iran had participated in the attack on Israel – although they conceded that the attack could not have happened without Iran’s support and approval.  That is diplomatic double talk, which Iran will correctly read as further evidence of American weakness.

Washington says it is working to avoid the War from spreading beyond Israel and Hamas.  HELLO! The War has already expanded with rockets being fired on Israeli forces from Hezbollah in Lebanon … clashes in the West Bank … rockets from Syria and Iraq … rockets launched by the Islamic jihad.  Then there is the Houthis, whose slogan is “God is great, death to the US, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam.”

What we see is not the independent actions of ragtag terrorist groups – nor the actions of so-called “lone wolves.”  No.  No.  No.  This is one gigantic international terrorist organism with one stated objective.  The end of Israel and the end of American world leadership.  The command center for that undeclared – but real — war is in Tehran.

Biden explains why he is not more aggressive in terms of the situation in the Middle East.  He does not want to see it expand into a wider war.  Me neither.  But unfortunately, it is being expanded into a wider war by Iran and its proxies and allies despite the wishes of Biden and me..

By having the United States stand down in the face of Iran’s increasingly aggressive behavior against the west, Biden has not prevented the conflict from expanding.  He is only preventing America from winning.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. frank stetson

    Great story: when do the bombs drop? Did you get Congress to declare war, on anything besides the Biden Crime Family?

    In your mind, which war do you wage first: against Russia or Iran? Or both at once? Under the three-on-a-match military mantra, should we slide China in for fun? I mean it’s their oil we be bombing in Iran……

    Will Tupperware allows us to staff the military or do we need to go to war understaffed with people getting heart attacks over the extra work?

    Or is it just good enough to say: “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” Tehran “man is on a suicide mission,” “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy” fill-in-the-blank” and then congratulate the guy as a strong leader, tell us he’s stopped the nukie programs, and will be our bestie forever. Would that suffice? Isn’t that how it’s done in Republican land….

    Seriously, your war with Iran cut’s China’s oil supply overnight probably bringing them in for fun. Russia being a wild card may join too, although China needing oil from outside Iran helps Russia. I think you should consider the outcomes…..

    Personally, as I have said to you a number of times, but you probably deleted, just like you will undoubtedly delete this one, we should just whisper to Israel, “psssst, do what you will. God’s will. We will stand down, stand ready.” I mean they already have Trump Heights, it’s a slum, but they did honor the guy. On stolen land, how fitting. They will know what we mean. And then let’s pony up to the bar with some more weapons….. See, Horist, you can have your cake war and eat it too. And we get plausible denial with the Russians and Chinese. They can decide whether to broaden the affair by jumping in and then we can defend and destroy with meaning.

    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … I cannot believe you are still peddling your inaccurate claims of censorship. You are NOT censored on PBP — even though you now repeatedly lie about being censored. And as far as the rest of this post, it is nothing more than amateur armchair speculation by a guy who has a limited understand of the international dynamics worsened by an apparent reading comprehension problem. You might get more respect if you could be more objective and not be such an obsessive attack dog. i am merely the bystander to your creating and degradation of the mythical Larry Horist of your imagination — your invented sparing partner. If censorship were based on ad nausea, you would not even appear on PBP.

    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … Did you really say I would probably delete a post that is already posted. As you have been told, I do not even manage the uploads you moron. Sorry to use such direct pejorative language, but what you are writing is both unknowingly wrong and grossly ignorant,… or lies.

  2. JoeyP

    You are correct . . . and FRANK Stetson is a GOOF.

    • frank stetson

      JP takes the easy way out by just calling me a name because he knows he can’t respond to the issues.

      You folks have a hair trigger and are stupid to believe you have all the facts, a few freaking weeks into a war.

      “By having the United States stand down in the face of Iran’s increasingly aggressive behavior against the west, Biden has not prevented the conflict from expanding. He is only preventing America from winning” is illogical bullshit chest thumping showing a willingness to put our kids in harms way to save his own “honor.” Instead, I honor our kids by saying think before you act, have a goal if you go to war.

      If the goal is destroy Hamas —- what, you need more bombs and men that are already there? Did you see Israel ask for more from us than arms and funding (which Republicans talks a big game, but politic the small game with funding stalled I think). We know Iran is complicit, but there are no “beyond a shadow of a doubt” smoking guns to the actual horror being Iranian, but Horist wants us to take explicit actions against Iran?

      Horist leaves out that Biden is using backchannels to warn Iran against more attacks. He does not mention that China gets a lot of oil from Iran so taking them out, as you would day one in war, will pull China into the affair. And who knows what Russia decides at that point.

      Look —- Israel will handle Hamas, phase one, just fine and diminish them, but not vanquish. Then we need to focus of the same-ole, same-ole — follow the money and close it down. Track the remaining members and bring as many as possible to some form of justice. Those later phases will take time just as it took time to diminish IS (who is back), and get Bin Laden. And then the final phase where Israel figures out how to assure this does not happen again, both on a defense side, but also by changing the hearts of man, and that means ending apartheid —- Israel/Palestinian choice as to how.

      IMO — Israel has the first phase, we need to be close just in case. We should focus on proving Iran complicity, shutting down Hamas funding, and preparing to track down all Hamas who survive or flee.

      • Tom

        I agree Frank, there are many international dynamics at play so we do not want to rush into anything guns a’blazin. Vietnam come to mind? By the way, this weekend I watched a video on the many behind the scenes things JFK and brother Bobby were involved in. There seems to have been a public face JFK and a behind the scenes face JFK. I see why you did not list him in the other blog.


    The USA should be dropping MOABs on Iran’s Nuke facilities … all the signatures and locations can be identified from Space !
    Every time one of their Puppet Terrorists Outfits strike at the US facilities then we should take away 10 of Iran’s sites !

  4. Donald Cadwell

    The United States has failed in every way possible by letting things go too far before taking real action. Russia is a good example by surrounding Ukraine under the guise of playing war games. North Korea has been building a nuclear war chest under the guise of just wanting to be able to defend themselves. And, Iran has been prepping for an all-out war by pretending they are not interested in becoming a nuclear power. When you don’t put out a fire before it spreads it becomes harder, if not impossible, to put out. While I am far from being a war monger, I would much rather put out a fire in another country than our own. Just sending water will not accomplish this and it is past time to send in the fire fighters. Joe Biden just is the wrong man for the job.

  5. Tom

    Larry and Frank, I think you both have some good points, albeit one dimensional, i.e. bombs and bullets. I really do not have any firm opinions so do not gobble me up on this one. I think something has started, but I am not sure what it is nor the form it is taking. It’s almost like the British described in 1940 as the “phony war” but with a purpose. I think what we are seeing in the world is a prelude, but to what end?

    We see China challenging the US economics and financial systems, i.e Chinese sanctions, BRICS.
    We see China challenging US leadership and authority, i.e. South China Sea, Pacific Rim influence, and now Middle East, i.e. China helps Iran evade sanctions in exchange for US semiconductors.
    We see China relentless cyber attacks.
    We see China courting South and Central American countries, African countries for mineral rights in exchange for development help and influence. There is a rush on for rare earth minerals and even the moon, Mars, and asteroids are in the rush now!
    We see very recently China applying to UN sponsored ICS for undersea mineral rights licensing to vast sections of open ocean areas previously defined by freedom of navigation.
    We see China and Russia agree on a partnership without limits.
    We see Russia challenging US led NATO for land, i.e. Georgia (2014), now Ukraine. Poland and/or Lithuania tomorrow most likely.
    We see Russia meddling in US elections.
    We see Russian cyber attacks on energy grids, oil supplies, food, and financial systems.
    We see religiously motivated groups aligned with Iran now attacking Israel with missiles..
    We see Arabs coalescing around Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran yet afraid of Iran.
    We see a dramatic spike in antisemitism.
    We see Iran being more dominant than ever in the Middle East.

    We see many more things than what I have listed. But what does it all mean?

    I think what we are seeing is a very different kind of warfare from the traditional WWI and WWII style hot wars that were politically motivated and land grabbing motivated wars where armaments were the tools of political wills.

    This seems to be an effort using primarily soft means supported by some hot conflicts to the point where the US is grinded down and neutralized, broke, and the world becomes more or less a free for all where Iran bullies the Middle East and makes it a theocracy based on Islam, China bullies the Pacific and Africa and makes it a Chinese single party autocracy, Russia bullies Eastern Europe and makes it a Bolshy autocracy, and the US leads North and Central America, Western Europe in the survival of social democracy and republicanism. The wild card really is India, some of Africa, and maybe some of Central and South America which is increasingly coming under Chinese influence but not yet aligned firmly.

    The weapons of political will and choice seem to be economic, financial, cyber, informational, energy, technology, food, and theological tools.

    The world knows the US can win a hot war with conventional weapons. Nobody wants to oppose the US directly on the open battlefield, nor in the oceans. But this war, which I believe has already begun, is being fought in much more elusive and covert dimensions not seen to many, but well known to the central cabal that is tying it all together at the top.

    But where is the top? And who is at or behind the top? It appears to me that the top is a small group of uber wealthy influential souls that do not sign up to allegiance to any one country, and control world finances. They control military complexes, financial complexes, as well as information complexes. These are the Rothchilds, Soros’es, Gate’s, Zuckerburgs, Hursts, Carnegies, Ma’s, of the world that are the puppeteers pulling the strings of countries. To them, this is a game for power, control, money, and prestige. To them, the world is their oyster, and we are microbes in their pond.

    I do not think this is a war that any Dem or GOP is prepared for nor do they realize it has already come upon them! The hot wars, unrest, tragedies, inflation, and pestilence happening now denote the strings they are pulling. This will be a long and ugly dark period in world history. For Christians, this is roughly Revelations 7-8.

    May God help us all!

  6. Darren

    We are of NO decisive decisions in this conflict.
    Biden is trying to Suck Up to both sides as this is a shit storm of tragidy for the Democrates no mater
    what side or position he takes.
    These are terrorists, Period.
    Death to America, Period.
    The correct path to what needs to be done would have been clear for any other President in history.
    This President has opened the door in this country to allowing so, so, many in , they come with Anti Jewish
    Now you have protesting aginst the corrective actions that need to take place.
    Once again the Bidens, Democrates have pointed at Trump for a war, but he did not deliver for them.
    Well, now they have the money making opertunity that they have been drooling for.
    Only this time they have NO easy path with out giving up a 2024 election.

  7. andy

    History repeats. The AXIS powers in the 30’s thought the same as Iran, et al does in the 2020’s. Guess how that played out for the AXIS powers. It will play out the same way this time around. Not under Biden or Trump though. Neither one is capable of seeing this through.