The chess pieces are being aligned. This much is known:
A. There will be no serious UN action.
B. The EU will not engage Iran in a meaningful way.
C. Iran will develop a nuclear weapon.
D. Iran has promised to destroy Israel.
E. None of the Arab countries want a nuclear Iran.
F. The US has nothing to gain by being the tip of the spear.
G. The US cannot afford for Israel to fail.
H. China and Russia will oppose anything.
I. Israel has little to lose and much to gain by destroying the Iranian program.
Israel will plan to attack the Iranian facilities with heavy US logistical and intelligence support. The US may loan military equipment to Israel to support the goal and provide backup if needed. Time of action within twelve to eighteen months. Iran will consider this and do anything, including stopping the program under international supervision, to stop this. With the proper Iranian fold, including pressure from Russia, China and the EU, the Iranian nuclear program will cease with the Israeli planes idle on the runway.
Israel Calls Iran Its Greatest ThreatMyWay News
Sep 20, 11:09 PM (ET)
By NICK WADHAMS
(AP) Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni addresses the 61st session of the United Nations General...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Israeli foreign minister on Wednesday warned that Iranian leaders pose the biggest threat to the world's values because they "speak proudly" of their wish to destroy Israel and pursue weapons to achieve that objective.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told the annual U.N. General Assembly session that the international community must stand up against Iran, which she claimed is pursuing the weapons to destroy Israel, a reference to its suspect nuclear program.
"There is no greater challenge to our values than that posed by the leaders of Iran," Livni said. "They deny and mock the Holocaust. They speak proudly and openly of their desire to wipe Israel off the map. And now, by their actions, they pursue the weapons to achieve this objective, to imperil the region and to threaten the world."
She said Iran's support of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah in south Lebanon showed the threat it poses to the region. The world must ensure that it enforces the U.N. Security Council resolution that ended more than a month of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, Livni said.
"There is no place for such a regime in the family of nations," she said.