Re: Will Israel strike Iran?
I was watching a story about this on Fox news yesterday. According to the "experts", the people of Iran are very patriotic and deeply proud of their heritage. They are also very proud of their countries accomplishments. The "experts" said that a strike by Isreal or the United States on Iran's nuclear facilities would be taken very personally by the people of that nation. That would cause them to align with the militants and Islamic extremists, and we would end up with a bigger problem than we had to start with.
Although many of that nation's people do not agree with the decisions of the current regime, they see him as a father figure.
I don't remember which U.S. General said the following, but it goes something like this: "When the enemy falls to a soldier's bullet, it is best to make sure the enemy's son falls as well. Otherwise the sons of the fallen will bond with hatred, and spend their lives determined to seek brutal revenge on the conqueror."
If the above is true, and I tend to believe it is, then it would be foolish to strike just the nuclear facilities. If the only option is to bomb Iran, Isreal and U.S. would save many future problems by using our nuclear arsenals to completely destroy everything inside of Iran's borders.
That may sound a little extreme, but keep in mind that we are fighting extremists. Anything we leave alive in that country will be a problem that our children will end up having to deal with. The proof of this is in the history books. If Jimmy Carter had disinfected Iran with a little radioactive material 20 years ago, they would not be causing the world a problem right now.