Unless Israel launches a pre-emptive attack on Iran, there will be no conventional missile strikes from Iran. Iran cannot use nuclear weapons against Israel without taking out the Palestinians, the holy city of Jerusalem and part, if not all, of neighboring Islamic countries.
Unlike the Israeli strike against Iraq's nuclear facility, Iran's nuclear facilities are active and loaded with nuclear material. A "successful" attack on such facilities would produce a number of Chernobyls and radioactive fallout, depending on wind direction, that would eventually cover the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. They still haven't tamed Chernobyl!
Besides supporting the Palestinians, Iran is annoyed with Israel because they trained the Shah's secret police. The Shah came to power through a CIA coup against a freely elected leader who posed a threat to British and American oil interests.
Despite their dislike for Israel, Iran has Jewish citizens living in safety in that country. Iranian diplomats also saved some Jews from the holocaust during WWII.
No one is totally innocent or guilty in any country.
Pervis James Casey
Apr 16 2009 - 2:21pm