Tuesday, February 7, 2012

White Elephant

For quite some time we have been hearing that Israel is about to attack Iran.
Now in the recent world history two trends are quite discernible.
Might and might of US and the precise and decisive military actions of Israel.
Former facilitates the latter. When A attacks B, and we are talking about significant powers,  then A has to worry about the reaction of the rest of the world.
If C can ensure diplomatic immunity for A, using its might, then A is free to focus its undivided attention on the task at hand.
This diplomatic immunity is what the US has been providing to Israel for as long as it has existed.
As a result we have two type of military actions in last half or so of a century.
Messy and inefficient actions like those of the US and the ones have  textbook precision - the ones by Israel.
Of course UK too is posturing against Iran but Israel is a different game altogether.
The question is whether Iran will suffer the same fate as other Israeli targets of past or whether the world comes to realize that Israel is indeed a white elephant in western drawing rooms.