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Iran Expects an Israeli Attack Before US Presidential Election
Like a broken loop that recycles and recycles on a record, the chatter about Iran, its nuclear weapon, red line warnings by the US, and threats by both Iran and Israel, a showdown of some sort seems near.
We know the sanctions the past months have hurt only Iran's general public, the centrifuges continue to spin and many now say by October will have massed sufficient enriched uranium for the first bomb. Remember, Israel is small, it only takes 1-2 nuclear bombs to ruin it. With that in mind, and knowing the US will not support Israel in any attack from the Obama people, Israel is reaching a deadline to attack. Iran said publicly that it expects such an attack before the US Presidential election. Israel may feel more pressure for the attack thinking that Obama will win, which is not good. Hezbollah, Iran's proxy force in Lebanon, has now gone public stating in no uncertain terms that even if the US does not help Israel attack Iran, all US bases in the Middle East will come under an attack as well as ships etc. So, in this sense, the US might has well help Israel. The government of Israel is debating about an attack and now must make a decision very soon.
The repercussions are enormous should the attack occur before the US election. It would put the elections in a real spin and could make or break the Obama administration. The election would become a sideshow for the world as war in the Mideast spread like wildfire. How would this impact US voters? The race is close.
I think Israel will attack, despite the odds, they have done so many times. However, this time, the outcome is dubious at best given the fact so much time has been given to the Iranians to go deeper underground. The mentality is Israel is "we have to try". Doing nothing is not an option.