"Part of the problem here is the concern that at best, I think – talking to my friends – the indication is that at best it might postpone it maybe one, possibly two years. It depends on the ability to truly get the targets that they’re after. Frankly, some of those targets are very difficult to get at.If Iran doesn't have such a program - and it almost certainly does not, as both the Americans and the Jews know - then Zionist military aggression would be the best way to force the Iranians to start and accelerate such a program. In other words, one way or the other, Zionist plans seem to be the best possible way to ensure that Iran has a nuclear bomb.
That kind of, that kind of shot would only, I think, ultimately not destroy their ability to produce an atomic weapon, but simply delay it – number one. Of greater concern to me are the unintended consequences, which would be that ultimately it would have a backlash and the regime that is weak now, a regime that is isolated would suddenly be able to reestablish itself, suddenly be able to get support in the region, and suddenly instead of being isolated would get the greater support in a region that right now views it as a pariah.
Thirdly, the United States would obviously be blamed and we could possibly be the target of retaliation from Iran, striking our ships, striking our military bases. Fourthly – there are economic consequences to that attack – severe economic consequences that could impact a very fragile economy in Europe and a fragile economy here in the United States.
And lastly I think that the consequence could be that we would have an escalation that would take place that would not only involve many lives, but I think could consume the Middle East in a confrontation and a conflict that we would regret.
So we have to be careful about the unintended consequences of that kind of an attack. "
Are the Jews nuts? Without a doubt. We always have to remember that 'Iran talk' has nothing to do with Iran, and everything to do with the pressing need of a fascist military dictatorship to be in wars or talk about wars. Israel can't manage this attack by itself, and they can't trick the Americans into doing it for them. Panetta buried the reference to economic consequences, but that is the key (and separates, definitively, a War For The Jews against Iran from every other of the many Wars For The Jews, each one utterly ruinous to the United States, but not economically deadly).
The Jews find themselves in a bit of a pickle. They need to fight wars or talk about fighting wars in order to survive, but can find no wars to fight. All the talk of wars is frightening Jews with IQs over a 100 to leave (explaining the bizarre and panicky campaign to convince American Jews to head for Israel where they and their families can eventually die under Hezbollah rockets - they left that part out). Israel is fucked (lucky for everybody else). 'Iran talk' is just a symptom.