And right on cue, Israel is ramping up pre-war rhetoric.
Interestingly, Israel indicates no plan for any military involvement until after Yom Kippur, due to cabinet holiday schedules. And that delays things until later this week.
Oh yeahright on time with Hillary Clintons comments that Iran needs to be ready to talk on October 1st.
More practically, folks on both sides of the issue see that a strike is inevitable, and occuring before the end of the year…after seeing if sanctions really are working. Those involved on the US side agree with the time table of early next year.
Iraqi president Jelal Talebaní is against the idea of an Israeli attack (obviously, as Iranian refugees would overwhelm his struggling country), but concedes that Iran will not give a crap about sanctions.
An excellent item in the WSJ discusses the difficulties facing Israel when…not if…they attack.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.