I’m not prescient but … this from Debka. Please read the Iran Updates dated 11 Jul 10 and the articles following in conjunction with this post. Context is important here.
Feverish preparations are afoot in Tehran for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first visit to the Lebanese capital. Reporting this, Debkafile’s Iranian sources define the trip’s purpose as a confrontational exercise to warn the US and Israel that full implementation of the tough new UN, US and European sanctions will provoke an Iranian war on Israel – waged from Lebanon.
It was decided to use the occasion for the Iranian, Syrian, Qatari and Lebanese leaders to hold a war conference, essentially to plot moves for ramping up the Arab-Israeli conflict. They have already decided in principle to lay the groundwork for a high-tension crisis to erupt between Israel and Lebanon some time in September or October, by which time Tehran will be able to gauge in full how much the new sanctions are hurting Iran.
Please read the entire article for additional important information.
Analysis. To paraphrase a line or two from Spaceballs, “Look! Iranians. Oh s***, There goes the neighborhood.” And it goes downhill from there. This comes on the heels of Ryan’s post about the assassinations or attempted assassinations of parliamentary candidates or members that Iran does not consider sufficiently pro Iran.
I do not doubt for a minute that the sanctions will be applied in full. Nor do I doubt the readiness of the mullahocracy to send millions of men to die for the sake of their retread moon god. I do know that a lot of good people on both sides will be slaughtered and maimed to no good purpose. God help them all.