The consequences even of a mildly "successful" attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would be a Kafkan nightmare for Israel. Yes, we all want to whack the hell out of Iran, Hezballah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PRC, Mehdi Army, Badr Brigades, Houthi Yemeni thugs, Assad's Syria, and all the rest of their ugly, terrorist proxies. But it will be more painful and it may open the gates of hell, if Israel doesn't have the whole three-layer anti-missile defense system in place, deployed everywhere all along Israel, and fully operational with their IAF operating teams on each battery. And even so, Iranian terrorists will strike at every Jewish institution from Montreal to Antwerp to Djerba to Sao Paulo... This won't be a cakewalk. Iran is a terrorist regime with no scruples for its own civilians, and a stated genocidal will against Israel and her civilians. And the have the contingency prepared in advance, with IRGC Al-Quds agents "sleeping" and alert everywhere. This time, let's rely on Israel's might, but let's not be frivolous or contemptuous. Hezballah is a formiable force, precisely because its humongous arsenal is hidden under shiite's living rooms, mosques, back-yards, and their bunker system is formidable too. Same can be said, with a slightly milder tone, about Hamas in Gaza. What Egypt or Turkey might do, is another big question mark. At the very least they will bark even more than they have to this day, and that means to isolate us diplomatically in the worst possible ways. The EU won't meddle, but won't say it stands by us. And soi-dissant "non-alligned" will probably breake relations with Israel massively, or downgrade their representatives in Israel. It will be ugly in every way. I trust Israel can knock the mountain near Qom down. But I don't trust Israel is currently fully ready for the Ayatollah's retaliation. Best scenario would be for the USA and UK to do it, but Israel will receive the full wrath of Khamenei's evil kingdom. Not a nice sight to be sure.
Clinton: U.S. must "make clear" to Putin that Russia cannot be creating chaos in Syria (Reuters)