No Direct Conflict w Iran
By Micah Halpern
Friday April 13, 2018
I've Been Thinking:
Is a conflict between Iran and Israel inevitable at this stage?
No - it is not.
There is certainly the possibility of conflict, but it is doubtful that the conflict will be direct. Iran will probably permit - or perhaps order - Hezbollah, its proxy, to strike Israel.
As of last count Hezbollah had amassed 130,000 rockets and missiles, a large percentage of which can hit deep into Israel.
Israel knows that Iran and Hezbollah are operating on a hair trigger.
Israel knows that if Hezbollah launches an attack it will inflict harm on Israel. Israel also knows that she needs to protect herself. And that means targeting sites that warehouse weapons that can be used against Israel and their command and control systems.
In the end, rather than full blown conflict, there will probably be a skirmish between Israel and Hezbollah.
If necessary, Israel will hit Hezbollah hard enough to knock them out of the game for a period of time. Israel will want to do this from the air. The IDF does not want to commit forces on the ground.
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