Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
In fact, in a supreme case of irony, your "plan" would be much more likely to cause an Israel-Iran war. If the US abandoned its bases, subs, nukes, and Israel, I think it is safe to say Israel would feel extremely uneasy about the situation with Iran. Basically what you suggest would most likely cause a war.
Last edited by drz-400; 02-23-12 at 07:18 PM.
Iran is in the cat bird seat to prosper.. Look at a map.
They can sell oil and gas to India, Pakistan and China via Gwadar.. and they can be an oil and gas transit state between the Stans along the Caspian and the Persian Gulf.
And how big do you expect the blast radiius of a bomb to be? We would NOT be using nukes on Iran. We would use conventional bombs and the most common of those would be 2000lb JDAMs. The blast radiius from one of them is 1200 ft. The oil facilities would reside Miles away. So there is no reason to think strikes on nuclear facilities would also hit the oil wells.
Well, if Israel attacks Iran it will be a civilian bloodbath.. and if Iran and/or Syria get off an attack, Israel will regret it.. Iran and Syria could destroy the refineries in Haifa and desalination plants in Askelon and Ashedod.
IMO.. this is a blackmail situation to continue settlement expansion in the West Bank..
Its a really dangerous game.
I hope Obama plays it well.