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What Are the Options to Stop Iran From Getting a Nuclear Bomb?
Nothing has seemed to work since April when the first sanctions went into effect, but did anyone really expect them to? Nada.
Now, some Israeli intelligence believes Iran will have its first small nuclear bomb sometime around the first week in October. The question is, will they be able to mount it on their missiles and fire it? Just last week, Iran's leaders were once again telling its population that Israel is a cancer that soon will be gone in the new Middle East. Not very encouraging. Obama certainly is trying to stop Israel from attacking Iran before the US Presidential election and there might be a deal of sorts- like, Obama promising to attack Iran in 2013, if Israel, holds off now. Weird things happen.
Israel could decide to not only attack before October but have its Mossad assassinate the Iranian leaders that have headed their nuclear program. But would that stop it? Israel is in a precarious place- Egypt, with its new president and slide towards Islam is making Sinai unstable again. There is Hamas in the Gaza next to them. In Lebanon, their is Hezbollah, Iran's proxy and then their is Syria, which is a powderkeg that nobody can predict. All sides of Israel could come under attack in a retaliation once Iran is attacked. What if Syrian chemical weapons are used by terrorist groups on Israel? Would Obama then send US forces into Syria to secure them? He said that is the red line.
Israeli experts have said, that in any retaliation strike, Israel will suffer at least 500 deaths, maybe more. The situation has NO good outcomes for the Middle East. None. It seems likely it will soon go up in flames and drag the world into the mess.