Monday, February 04, 2013

A Nuclear Iran

It’s becoming clearer that Israel is not going to let Iran develop an atomic bomb.

The Israelis are keeping a close eye on the amount of enriched uranium the Iranians have managed to accumulate. If and when that quantity approaches the amount needed to construct an atomic bomb, an attack by the Israeli air force, or an ultimatum to the west, is almost guaranteed.

The primary danger here is the US either supporting the Israeli strike or, worse, doing it ourselves because we have a higher probability of success striking from the Persian Gulf.

A unilateral Israeli strike would be bad. A US strike, or US participation in a strike, would be a goddamned disaster.

We don’t need another war. The Obama administration needs to make it clear to Netanyahu the Dense that if the Israelis start a war, they’re on their own.

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