The Cold War avoided war amongst the major nations because Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) so that major country leaders, however provoked, did not want to die or see their homelands destroyed... Let’s assume that in April the Israeli Air Force, using traditional weapons, attacks Iran. What then?.. Will Israel’s neighbours simply stand by and watch? If a war breaks out, what can America do, remembering that they still rely to a considerable extent on Saudi oil? Will this be seen by Iran as a good opportunity to move into Iraq, settle some old scores and further damage to US oil needs?..
Rafe MAIR | 11.02.2012