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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

U.S. War Game Sees Perils of Israeli Strike Against Iran

Beating the war drums? For starters, Israel does nothing without instructions from Washington so the US pretending that Israel may act unilaterally is pure NYT and US government propaganda. The US does acknowledge that a strike on Iran will lead to a wider regional war in the middle east.
A classified war simulation held this month to assess the repercussions of an Israeli attack on Iran forecasts that the strike would lead to a wider regional war, which could draw in the United States and leave hundreds of Americans dead, according to American officials. The officials said the so-called war game was not designed as a rehearsal for American military action — and they emphasized that the exercise’s results were not the only possible outcome of a real-world conflict. But the game has raised fears among top American planners that it may be impossible to preclude American involvement in any escalating confrontation with Iran, the officials said. In the debate among policy makers over the consequences of any Israeli attack, that reaction may give stronger voice to those in the White House, Pentagon and intelligence community who have warned that a strike could prove perilous for the United States.
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The New York Times 

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