Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Cakewalk?

"Everyone who is concerned that yet another war in the Middle East could wreck what remains of the United States economy and probably strip away even more of our liberties should be troubled by the numerous calls for war against Iran," begins Philip Giraldi — A Cakewalk Against Iran.

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Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

From the Jerusalem Post:

The chance that Israel will launch a military strike against Iran before next July is over 50 percent, according to an article to be published in the upcoming issue of the journal the Atlantic. The article's author, Jeffrey Goldberg, gleaned this information from interviews he conducted over the last year-and-a-half with forty current and past Israeli decision makers.

Goldberg claimed to have spoken with people in and out of government from various political parties. The consensus among them was that Iran is one to three years away from the being able to create a nuclear weapon. This fact, coupled with Iran's publicly displayed animosity toward Israel, makes a nuclear Islamic republic a threat to Israel's existence, and therefore a likely candidate to face an Israeli military strike.

What's still a mystery is how could the IAF pull off such a mission. If the account of the Osirak reactor attack in Raid On The Sun is accurate, they were operating at the limits of their capabilities--they didn't even have enough fuel to swing around for another pass when one of the F15s missed the target.

And containment of Iran is falling apart. Obama's opening gambit of dialog fell flat. His current attempt to keep the West united against a nuclear Iran is crumbling, as the leaders of Brazil and Turkey flew to Tehran to high-five Ahmadinejad.

It's not at all clear as to who the strong horse is going to turn out to be...*shudder*

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