The End of the World as we know it
There seems to be some sort of conflict brewing in the Middle East. Given that Iran is building hardened facilities to expedite their nuclear program, one can safely assume that they are serious about getting their atomic bomb. Their neighbor, Pakistan, has the bomb. The press is silent about the possibility that they are getting any sort of assistance from that quarter. The media is also quiet about the support of Russia and China for that state. I am sure the military types, whose job it is to watch this sort of stuff, are fully aware of the various troop movements, capabilities, and arsenals being laid in for conflict. Aside from that, would it not be kind of obvious that if Iran was planning a serious conflict, it would be preparing for a serious conflict? How about you: are you prepared? * * * *
Open Borders. If you were planning a serious conflict, what advantage would you be making of the open borders of your enemy? I do not know, I am not a military planner; I do not know what sort of assets the bad guys have, nor what sort of targets they would be after. I do know they can get their cadre into the country real easy. And, I suspect, whatever special equipment they need can be brought in as well. It should not be too difficult to arrange some paying university positions for James Bond. Heck, have the enemy subsidize his own destruction. Obama can apologize to whoever even as he harvests the ‘America under attack’ bump in popularity.
Airstrike air path. There is some speculation that the Israel is going to bomb Iran. How are they going to get there? If they take the short cut over Iraq there are political implications. What if the Yanks do not tell the Iranians about the sweeping in hordes of Israeli aircraft? Kinda makes them complicit. What if the Yanks warn the Iranians? Kinda pisses off the Israeli’s, what with all the dead Jew pilots scattered across Iran. Gosh darn. I do not think if the Yanks sell out Israel it will earn the love and adoration of the religion of peace world. Nope. Looks kinda bad either way, just the way wars really are. And, you can make things gloomier by factoring in failure to take out the installations. And the several burning aircraft Israel is bound to leave on the ground hither and yon. Do not forget the last Lebanese adventure when the once invincible Israeli air force failed at taking out the dug in whoever that faction was. Iran has more digging in ability, by the way.
Enough gloom. When it happens, it happens.