Israeli Government Releases Iran Attack Plans To Atlantic Monthly
Israel's official daily briefing, the Atlantic Monthly, has a hot new announcement about how Israel is going to attack Iran, this coming spring, just like in the good old days of Reagan and the mujahideen. What could go wrong?! Oh, everything.
From the Atlantic's very long yet still terrifying cover story:
When the Israelis begin to bomb the uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz, the formerly secret enrichment site at Qom, the nuclear-research center at Esfahan, and possibly even the Bushehr reactor, along with the other main sites of the Iranian nuclear program, a short while after they depart en masse from their bases across Israel—regardless of whether they succeed in destroying Iran’s centrifuges and warhead and missile plants, or whether they fail miserably to even make a dent in Iran’s nuclear program—they stand a good chance of changing the Middle East forever; of sparking lethal reprisals, and even a full-blown regional war that could lead to the deaths of thousands of Israelis and Iranians, and possibly Arabs and Americans as well; of creating a crisis for Barack Obama that will dwarf Afghanistan in significance and complexity; of rupturing relations between Jerusalem and Washington, which is Israel’s only meaningful ally; of inadvertently solidifying the somewhat tenuous rule of the mullahs in Tehran; of causing the price of oil to spike to cataclysmic highs, launching the world economy into a period of turbulence not experienced since the autumn of 2008, or possibly since the oil shock of 1973; of placing communities across the Jewish diaspora in mortal danger, by making them targets of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks, as they have been in the past, in a limited though already lethal way; and of accelerating Israel’s conversion from a once-admired refuge for a persecuted people into a leper among nations.
Hooray? Other than maybe forcing Washington to bomb Israel (ha, right), just to defuse the situation, it seems like the sociopaths eternally running Israel's government/military (with U.S. taxpayer money) aren't really going to be "checked" by anyone or anything here. Born from a legitimate need to take care of themselves when nobody else was going to help, today's Israel seems equally determined to fight its benefactors and very few allies along with every other nation on Earth.
The good news is that the Global Recession and Constant Firestorms and pandemics and starvation and 100-degree-Farenheit Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere and rampaging murderers in National Park campgrounds and a GOP-controlled House of Representatives and 90% unemployment should keep us all busy enough next year that we'll barely notice the news of a nuclear war in the Middle East. [Atlantic Monthly]