Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Will Israel attack Iran? Will the US suffer?

Is Israel about to attack Iran? Two leaders in Israel are publically urging such action now. But even hawkish Meir Dagan, a former head of Mossad, is saying an Israeli attack on Iran is “a stupid idea”. He gives credence to another Jew, Albert Einstein who once said “the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” Attacking Iran could be suicidal for Israel and draw the US into a war it simply cannot wage, and cannot win. Why? We have so much more to lose than Iran. And their capacity for destruction is like Israeli leader’s stupidity. Virtually limitless
Most analysis and security experts agree on the likely Iranian response to an Israeli strike. 1. Missiles would rain down on Israeli cities from Iran. 2. Hezbolla, considered Iran’s puppet, would attack Israel Lebanon. 3. Iran could mine the strait of Hormuz to slash the world’s oil supply and worsen an already dreadful economic environment. 4. Hamas and maybe even the Palestinian Authority might join in. 5. Iran’s capacity for covert operations against Israel’s only real ally the US, could be extremely troubling for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You may even hear that Israel’s best strike may not fully eliminate Iran’s nuclear capacity. And, what you won’t likely hear is the possibility that Iran may already have nuclear capability. And an Israeli attack would give Iran legitimate claim to use it against Israel in retaliation for it’s aggression. Or, science forbid, Iran may have developed biological weapons capable of targeting specific Jewish genetic markers. Such a weapon is possible and could kill more people in Israel than died in Hitler’s concentration camps.
And worse yet, any attack by either side could draw the US into yet another MiddleEast conflict.
And this war wouldn’t be free either.

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