Further to my post earlier today regarding the possibility of Netanyahu taking matters into his own hands and launching an attack on Iran on the off-chance that the US Congress will comes to Israel’s aid, it seems that such a possibility is very likely.
Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister, Danny Danon, has written a piece published in Politico hinting that Israel might indeed launch a pre-emptive unilateral attack against Iran. While Danon doesn’t state specifically that Israel will attack Iran, he does cite Israel’s previous attacks against nuclear facilities in Iraq in 1981 and Syria in 2007, both of which were launched unilaterally and supposedly without US support.
As I noted back in August 2010, Israel has extensive fuel stocks, which would have been rotated in use, to mount an attack against Iran and, at the same time, launch a full-on war against Hamas and Hezbollah. Undoubtedly, Israel would also have been busy upgrading and stockpiling munitions and ordnance for just such a war.
And, despite Obama’s reluctance to go to war against Iran knowing the American people simply aren’t ready for yet another war, everything is in place militarily in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf for the US to launch a devastating attack against Iran at a moments notice.
And with Congress itching to attack Iran despite the peoples reluctance for war, the moment Israel decides to go, the US will be right behind them.