An attack on Iran would strip away Obama's base. Israel would like to force an American attack before the election. They believe that this way, they can force Obama to serve Israel's goals and then discard Obama in the election. This means that we will hear constant threats, scare mongering and saber rattling out of Israel on a daily basis. Of course most of the world tunes out the Israeli complaints but those of us that pay attention will get a laugh or two, just as we do here.
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