03 November 2011

In other "Israel doesn't bluff" news

-- JERUSALEM -- An Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade his Cabinet to authorize a military strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program — a discussion that comes as Israel successfully tests a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Iran.

The government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing sensitive internal deliberations, told The Associated Press that the option is now being debated at the highest levels.
It's important to understand there is a best-before date here...
"Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned."

"'Beyond 12 months, we couldn't be sure our missiles could reach them,' the source said. 'So the window is closing, and the UK needs to do some sensible forward planning.'"

"The US could do this on their own but they won't."
I guess, before too long, we'll see where President McDreamy lands on this one.