For some time now there has been speculation about an attack by Israel against Iran to prevent the development of nuclear weapons. But, what if the attack were to come first from Iran?The New York Sun mentions just such a scenario based on the recent increased verbal attacks by top Iranian officials. Are they preparing the world for retaliation against Israel or other Jewish targets for the killing of Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh?
The Israelis "assassinate pure and pious people and then they celebrate it, like what happened to the son of Lebanon who had stood against the savage onslaught of the Zionists and broke the Zionists' horns," Mr. Ahmadinejad told a crowd during yesterday's nationally televised rally in Bandar Abbas, Iran, referring to Mughniyeh. "World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and have unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region," he said. Earlier this week, Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander, Mohammad Ali Jafari, predicted the "destruction of the cancerous existence of Israel," and the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, said Israel has no "legitimacy" in the region.
"I have no doubt the Iranians will try to retaliate and get a big hit soon, here or abroad, in a manner intended to surprise and shock," a Jerusalem source familiar with Israeli intelligence on Iran said yesterday, speaking on the phone on condition of anonymity.
If Iran is shown to be behind any attack, the response should be swift and significant. It would be the excuse needed to take out the mad mullahs and all Iranian nuclear capability once and for all. To make that happen we cannot afford a Barack Obama in the White House.