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But the article provides new evidence that senior figures in the Israeli intelligence and military leadership oppose such a strike against Iran and believe that Netanyahu's apocalyptic rhetoric about an Iranian nuclear threat as an "existential threat" is unnecessary and self-defeatin
Clarke revealed to The New York Times four years ago that, in the early 1990s, the Clinton administration had considered seriously a bombing campaign against Iran, but the military professionals told them not to do it.
The Pentagon's planners have conducted war games to model an attack on Iran several times in the past 15 years, and they just can't make it come out as a U.S. victory.
There's nothing the U.S. can do to Iran, short of nuking the place, that would force Tehran to kneel and beg for mercy. It can bomb Iran's nuclear sites and military installations to its heart's content, but everything it destroys can be rebuilt in a few years.
And there is no way that the United States could invade Iran. There are some 80 million people in Iran, and although many of them don't like the present regime, almost all are fervent patriots who would resist invasion. Iran is a mountainous country four times the size of Iraq. The Iranian army is slightly smaller than the U.S. Army. But unlike the U.S. Army, its troops are not scattered across literally dozens of countries.
If the White House were to propose anything larger than minor military incursions along Iran's south coast, senior American generals would resign in protest. Without the option of a land war, the only lever the United States would have is the threat of yet more bombs - but if they aren't nuclear, they aren't persuasive.
Originally posted by RainCloud
For the "WTH ?"
Its a ploy to deceive and cover the attacking time, Iran will be on alert, thus making them a bit busy, reducing its capability to react/evade properly. It is possible what the general said is true but only its because of Ramadan month, the Ramadan month have huge impact towards muslim..err jihad ?
I dont know what they call it but they sure love to die in Ramadan. I think the generals is bluffing, the attack is underway and troops are getting stationed.
Would be great if America move our face away and let them fight themself, but alas, look at what the puppet prepared for us.
Israel has eight days, give or take, to attack, after that fuel rods will be installed, and that makes an attack tremendously difficult.