“The trouble is that Iran has won almost all its recent wars without firing a shot. George W and Tony destroyed Iran’s nemesis in Iraq (an Afghanistan),” Robert Fisk in “Bring in the sanction, bring in the clowns”, January 26, 2012.
“Whatever your view about Iran or Israel’s right to nuclear weapons – how can statesmen or reporters or anyone seriously discuss the current crisis over Iran when a key part of the dispute is officially hidden from view? How can the US and Israel deal with proposals for a nuclear free Middle East when they still refuse officially to acknowledge that the region is not nuclear free—and hasn’t been for the past fifty years?“, Barry Lando in The Iran Crisis: Only Half the Story , February 2, 2012.
According to some western sources the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington. However, Obama still appears reluctant to break publicly and explicitly with Israel over its threat of military aggression against Iran in the middle of election year, even in the absence of evidence Iran has decided to build a nuclear weapon.
This triggered Mossad chief Tamir Pardo’s secret visit to Washington where he met CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, director of national intelligence James Clapper and Jewish chairwoman of Senate intelligence panel, Dianne Feinstein. Tamir told them that Iran is planning to attack US targets (not Israel!) in the region if threatend by either the US or Israel.
The Obama administration officials have assured Israel that even if Iran returned Israeli attack by attacking Israeli targets – “the United States could feel obligated to come to Israel’s defense” as part of its 60-year commitment to Israel’s defense. However, what’s stopping the Zionist regime to attack Iran first alone – the tens of thousands of Israeli Jews being killed by thousands of Hizbullah rockets and missile raining over Israeli towns and cities – before the US join the war.
Two poweful Zioncon think tanks, Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation have predicted that even upon possessing nuclear weapons is unlikely to use them or proliferate to non-state anti-USrael groups. They also recognized that despite the anti-Iran propaganda carried out by the Zionist-controlled mainstream western media, Tehran does indeed value self-preservation and conduct its foreign policy aggressively but not irrationally. The real danger of Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons, is – it will challenge USrael domination in the region. A top Israel’s military lanner, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel admitted last month that a nuclear Iran would make very difficult for Israel to defeat Hizbullah and Hamas.
The Brookings in its 2009 study ‘Which Path to Persia‘ makes suggestions how Washington should infuriate Islamic regime by sanction, assassinations, propaganda lies, verbal threats and funding terrorist activities within Iran – to attack US interests in the region. The study admits that any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the regime in Tehran be demonized and isolated first.
“If the United States were to decide that to garner greater international support, galvanize U.S. domestic support, and/or provide a legal justification for an invasion, it would be best to wait for an Iranian provocation, then the time frame for an invasion might stretch out indefinitely. With only one real exception, since the 1978 revolution, the Islamic Republic has never willingly provoked an American military response, although it certainly has taken actions that could have done so if Washington had been looking for a fight. Thus it is not impossible that Tehran might take some action that would justify an American invasion and it is certainly the case that if Washington sought such a provocation, it could take actions that might make it more likely that Tehran would do so (although being too obvious about this could nullify the provocation). However, since it would be up to Iran to make the provocative move, which Iran has been wary of doing most times in the past, the United States would never know for sure when it would get the requisite Iranian provocation. In fact, it might never come at all,” says Brookings study.