Originally posted by rationaluser
First of all i have to disagree with your conclusion that an "all out war" is inevitable
I never said any such thing. Find the phrase "an 'all out war' is inevitable," and quote it -- you can't.
you have not provided enough evidence to convince me , beyond reasonable doubt that Israel's actions are anything more than a training
Until recently, Israel has never conducted air and surface battle exercises at the range necessary to strike Iran.
Obama and Clinton ( the only U.S. foreign policy stewards) are effectively abandoning Israel over the Palestinian homeland issue.
The U.S. military cede military responsibility to Iraq in June. Israel needs Iraqi airspace to reach Iran.
Both the Israeli President, Peres, and the P.M., Netanyahu, have been/are coming to Washington. Not to watch sports or have lunch. Unprecedented and
out of protocol. (First, the 'good cop,' then the 'bad cop.') Obama is perceived as weak on foreign policy, everywhere.
The U.S. is moving its Aegis class anti-missile warships into the area.
Israeli anti-missile teams are conducting weekly training 'on-site' and awaiting imminent delivery from the U.S. of more advanced
anti-ballistic-missile (ABM) hardware and systems.
Toss in mid-June elections in Iran and Lebanon (a Syrian puppet), guaranteeing emboldened Hamas and Hezbollah factions.
This may sound routine to you. It may not be "beyond reasonable doubt" to you.
The confluence of opportunity and preparedness are 99% of success in any venture.
I think it's just about time.
Secondly it would attract unwanted attention to israel imagine the headlines " Israel attacks civilian reactor" "Israel the aggressor" ...
What did people say when "Israel attacks" the Korean/Syrian nuclear complex on the Euphrates? Did it stop Israel?
What did people say when "Israel attacks" with air and tank raids in Gaza? Did it stop Israel?
What did people say when "Israel attacks" the Iraqi 'Osirak' nuclear complex? Did it stop Israel?
All accomplished without notice to or assistance from the U. S., and without so much as a 'slap on the wrist' for any of them.
if anything that would HELP Amidinajahd win the election because he would stand up to israel
Ahmadinejad is going to win the election without Israel's help. He faces no real opposition, except from the former
Khatami, and they've shut down his websites and political operations.
Win or loose the "war" amidinajahd would become popular beyond his wildest dreams and be hailed as a hero throughout the region
It won't be a 'war' in the protracted battle sense, but a series of strikes; I doubt Israel would consider a ground-forces invasion. It will be
over before the American public even knows it happened.
Neither Ahmadinejad nor the "Republican Guard" can "stand up to Israel."
They will have no warning and no time to respond at all. Ahmadinejad will be lucky to survive. And, so what if he does? He won't have a nuclear
program or delivery capability, as he does now. Does Israel care what other Arab nations think? About anything?
" \sarcasm\" is no substitute for research, knowledge of history, and possession of a valid counter-argument.
[edit on 6-5-2009 by jdub297]