Israel is advised, appealed to, admonished(?) by the US, Britain and others not to attack Iran, but time is running out!
Nothing is “off the table,” we are told. But Obama and the Brits are dithering, allowing Iran to race toward their goal, and the clock is ticking!!
No sanctions have ever made any difference to Iran's race towards nuclear weapons and they are not likely to make any difference now, at 5 minutes to midnight!!
Israel's deterrence may not be as fulsome as the Americans', who have all their “tools” at their disposal right there. Obama also has the backing of the Saudis and others in the region: a perfect combination, under the circumstances, to take out not only Iran's nukes, but also undermine its leadership and perhaps free the Iranian people from the Ayatollahs.
The Obama Administration and other Western Powers are wrong if they think, or believe, that they can live with a nuclear Iran, that they are dealing with a rational regime. They may find out too late that they have wasted precious time.
A nuclear Iran would dominate blackmail and intimidate all its neighbors and most likely reign supreme over all the oil produced in the Middle East. Will that lead to a bloody war, or even World War Three?
Are the Western World's appeasers closing their eyes to a certain danger that could engulf the entire world, not “merely” Israel?!!
To call an act of self-defense by Israel as “destabilizing” and “not prudent” as the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Army General Martin Dempsey did, is not merely misguided, but showing a total lack of understanding, not merely of Israel's predicament, but of the reality the entire world is facing today!!
The world is facing a situation not dissimilar to the pre World War II period. The Western World is again reluctant to face reality and the true nature of the enemy it is confronting.
They, like Chamberlain, believe that they can do business (as usual) with the Ayatollahs and safeguard their oil supply, if only, for as long as possible, without facing the truth, that time is running out rapidly.
They can face reality now, or wait for a very bloody horrible war in the not too distant future!!!