There have been countless diaries over the past two years regarding whether the US or Israel, or US/Israel, will bomb Iran, and if so, when? I am hopeful that this diary does not turn into one of those that have already trod over this very worn field. Instead, this diary assumes that the attack on Iran is going to happen at some point between now and January 20, 2009, and does not concern itself with the details of which of the two states will commence the proceedings.
What I find lacking in any of the reading I have done on the subject is exactly what those hoping for an Iranian attack think will happen to the State of Israel once the Islamic Republic of Iran is bombed. The answer seems rather clear to me, and I do not believe that what I think will happen will be of any benefit to the State of Israel, of for the US.
If any current background on this issue is needed, please look at these two articles today from the UK Telegraph.
Yet another neoconservative band of fools has formed, and there is an excellent diary today on the group that is recommended by those having read it. Briefly, the group appears to have been cobbled together from the Project for a New American Century and other similarly-situated hate groups that believe in the prophetic calling of the United States to spread its Imperialism throughout the Muslim world for the good of the Almighty.
So, perhaps to ask something as pedestrian as what will actually happen in the moments after an attack on Iran is a non-starter. Perhaps to such religious zealots, the answer is unimportant because the Almighty will do what is best for his believers. Not being in the mind-set of those who desire the death and destruction of a country of 28 million people, I can find no immediate answer.
Yet, it seems that the answer to the question is somewhat relevant, no? If not for the neoconservative, then at least for the rest of the world who do not share their distorted and hateful world-view.
If you assume, as I do, that shortly after an attack on Iran, a good portion of Iraq will become a giant red-mist formed from the now dead body parts of American and Iraqi puppet forces; and, Tel Aviv would be bombarded with such force as to kill tens of thousands of people, the question becomes, "Do the neoconservatives actually care for the people of Israel and the American forces in Iraq, or do they only care for the idea of Israel and the idea of an occupied Iraq?"
If the answer is "no", then, I ask them to explain in some detail what they expect to occur after an attack on Iran; or, in the alternative, explain why their ideas--their ideology, rather--is something the rest of the world ought to consider important enough to sacrifice American soldiers in Iraq, and Israeli citizens in Tel Aviv.
Either the neoconservative war-mongers do not care what happens after the attack on Iran, or, what they think will happen is completely different from reality. If the latter, it may be explained by their hyper-religious delusional state--their 'faith' that the Almighty will set it all right.
Or, do the neoconservatives actually believe that an attacked Iran will quietly lie down by their dish once they are scolded with a few hundred bombs and that will be the end of it?
Any of these three options are absurd, but, which one is the one they believe?