Friday, December 16, 2011
Israel's 1 year window to attack Iran
As the US pulls out of Iraq, we not only leave a treasure trove of military hardware behind for the taking, we also leave a vacuum in the airspace above Iraq. With no US planes patrolling the skies and Iraq not taking possession of newly purchased F-16's until the end of next year, that leaves a 1 year window through which Israel might fly to destroy Iran's nuclear sites.
The shortest route from Israel to Iran is directly over Iraq and with no air defense capability, who'll stop the Israelis from attacking Iran, assuming anybody wants to stop them that is.
Israel destroying Iran's nuclear weapons program would solve a lot of problems for everybody in the region and the world in general. And letting Israel take the heat is nothing new, nor do they mind taking the heat.
If Achmadinejad ratchets up the anti-Zionist rhetoric in the coming months, watch for Israel take the opportunity we handed her and set Iran's nuclear program back a few decades.