War Clouds Gathering

Israel is dropping hints that it isn’t going to wait for Iran to have the ability to carry out its threats:

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s defense minister hinted Saturday that the Jewish state is preparing for military action to stop Iran’s nuclear program, but said international diplomacy must be the first course of action.

“Israel will not be able to accept an Iranian nuclear capability and it must have the capability to defend itself, with all that that implies, and this we are preparing,” Shaul Mofaz said.

His comments at an academic conference stopped short of overtly threatening a military strike but were likely to add to growing tensions with Iran.

I find such threats extremely scary. More than the Indian/Pakistani deranged military lunatics, this Israeli/Iranian conflict to me, seems like an uglier real possibility of a nuclear battle.