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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Obama's Center for American Progress: An Israeli attack on Iran would solve some problems

This is rich. The Obama-linked Center for American Progress wants Israel to attack Iran's nuclear program (Hat Tip: Mike P).
While the CAP paper was addressing the already-passed Nov. 24 deadline, it is instructive to note CAP’s support for Israeli military strikes on Tehran’s nuclear facilities if the talks had ended in failure.
CAP’s thinking on the issue could give a glimpse into the Obama administration’s attitudes and future planning if the nuclear talks collapse after the seven-month extension.
If the talks had failed, the CAP suggested the Obama administration should prepare “for the greater probability of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear installations.”
The think tank posited the U.S. “should not necessarily oppose an Israeli strike under certain circumstances.”
Continued the CAP paper: “First, a successful Israeli attack may allow the United States to avoid difficult decisions about intervening in Iran’s nuclear program.”
“Second, the current regional situation diminishes the odds of an Israeli attack developing into a wider regional conflict.”
CAP explained the Iranian-backed Hezbollah would find it difficult to retaliate against Israel since it has been bogged down in Syria fighting the insurgency targeting Bashar al-Assad’s regime there.
CAP believes Assad himself is “unlikely to divert precious military resources away from his own survival, even to retaliate on behalf of his benefactors in Tehran.”
The paper concluded that most probably Iran would be left alone “with a very limited capability to retaliate.”
I've been arguing that here for years

PS Anyone else remember where we've seen Shlomo Brom before.

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At 8:39 AM, Blogger Charles said...

To Prime Minister Netanyahu:

Just DO IT!!

You have thought about it enough. Nothing much will change except for the worse.

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

One approach would be to increasingly drag Iran into a Vietnam everywhere else. Bleed them dry slowly.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger DavidW said...

More likely this is part of a "good cop, bad cop" message to the Iranians! Kerry carries the "take this great deal message" or "we will let the bad cop work on you!" But, one should never bet against the (White [for surrender])house: it is an empty threat!


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