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NIAL FERGUSON: ON THE EVE OF AN ISRAELI-IRANIAN SIX DAY WAR…….

 

Any US president worth his salt would have already made it known to Iran that the US intends to use its force, like it did in Iraq, to impose its will. Ferguson dishes up some good scenarios.

Israel and Iran on the Eve of Destruction in a New Six-Day War

Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM EST

There are plenty of arguments against an Israeli attack on Iran. And all of them are bad.

Jerusalem—It probably felt a bit like this in the months before the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel launched its hugely successful preemptive strike against Egypt and its allies. Forty-five years later, the little country that is the most easterly outpost of Western civilization has Iran in its sights.

There are five reasons (I am told) why Israel should not attack Iran:

1. The Iranians would retaliate with great fury, closing the Strait of Hormuz and unleashing the dogs of terror in Gaza, Lebanon, and Iraq.

2. The entire region would be set ablaze by irate Muslims; the Arab Spring would turn into a frigid Islamist winter.

3. The world economy would be dealt a death blow in the form of higher oil prices.

4. The Iranian regime would be strengthened, having been attacked by the Zionists its propaganda so regularly vilifies.

5. A nuclear-armed Iran is nothing to worry about. States actually become more risk-averse once they acquire nuclear weapons.

I am here to tell you that these arguments are wrong.

Let’s take them one by one.

The threat of Iranian retaliation.

The Iranians will very likely be facing not one, not two, but three U.S. aircraft carriers. Two are already in the Persian Gulf: CVN 72 Abraham Lincoln and CVN 70 Carl Vinson. A third, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush, is said to be on its way from Norfolk, Va.

More here.

2 Responses

  1. A nuclear-armed Iran is nothing to worry about? Who says such idiocy? With an insane Ayatollah who says that the armageddon is near, that the twelfth Mahdi is about to pop up in the world (http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/March/Iranian-Regime-Video-Says-Mahdi-is-Near-/), and promotes the creation of a special army to serve him? They say that “Iran is destined to rise as a great power in the last days to help defeat America and Israel and usher in the return of the Mahdi. And it makes clear the Iranians believe that time is fast approaching.”

    May God give Israel wisdom, strenght and endurance to face this unprecedented threat.

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