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Pentagon official: Israel may attack Iran

If so, then why signal it in advance so many times? While I suppose the US could use Israel as a proxy for such an unprovoked attack, it would be disastrous both short-term and long-term. The price of oil would soar even more and it would create generations of new jihadis.

Are the neocons in the US and the hard right insane enough to want this? Yes. But they’ve been sabre-rattling so long and so loudly, something which certainly gives Iran time to prepare, that I’m guessing it’s just bluster. At least I hope so.

  • DJ

    “The price of oil would soar even more and it would create generations of new jihadis.”

    You say that like it’s a bad thing. Suppose you’re a security-mad, oil-company-owning neo-con, what could be better?

    Seriously, though: If you planned to attack Iran, you’d probably want to surprise them. But if you don’t plan to attack Iran, but maybe you want them to bankrupt themselves (financially and politically) on security?… Make them THINK ytou might attack, then they’re forced to spend money and clamp down on the populace.

    (Hey, wait: that’s what Al-Queda’s doing to US!)