What If Iran Conducts an Attack on Israel First?
Interesting question. It seems all the countries involved in this game over Iran's nuclear weapons program are blustering their way in the press. There is a lot of discussion within Israel itself and a recent poll noted that most Israelis are concerned about Iran's quest for the nuclear bomb and also the day after an attack by Israeli jets on those facilities. The day after meaning, Iran's retaliation. They fear that they, Israel, is being surrounded and ganged up on by Iran and their proxies in Lebanon and Gaza. Hezbollah in Lebanon has 60,000 rockets it is estimated. Hamas, at least the radical faction, as a similar amount hidden. Iran would use its long range missiles to shatter Israeli peace and then add to this, the rockets that hezbollah and hamas have and you can see the concern. The public in Israel should be concerned, not all are for the Israeli attack just for the "day after" reasons. They are not sure that Israel could thwart all of the enemies-think Hezbollah (which has three trained brigades) invading Northern Israel as Hamas does it from Gaza while missiles are falling on Israel's towns and cities.
The bible called it Armageddon. One can see this unfold. One can see how nations of the world are drawn into the conflict. One can see how the sides would set up. Russia and China nod towards the Iranian interests out of economics.
Already, Iran has stated it is planning a preemptive attack on Israel to prevent Israel from attacking their nuclear weapon sites. This would not be hard at all to do for the reasons stated earlier. Hit Israel first, cause panic and chaos. Hit their airfields with total surprise and Israeli planes will not be visiting Iran, American, yes, but not Israeli. Create a panic in the population as Hezbollah occupies parts of northern Israel and Hamas infiltrates from Gaza. You have a recipe for Israel to use its nuclear bombs in order to save their society.
Yes, Israel would not think twice about using their nuclear bombs to save themselves. There you have a localized Armageddon in the Middle East. I think we are that close.