Friday, August 1, 2008

More warning signs on Iran?

According to an editorial in the Investor's Business Daily, several signs suggest an approaching crisis between Israel and Iran.

-- Israeli Prime Minister Olmert will soon resign, and any of the three potential candidates to replace him (Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz, Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni, or former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) will likely be more inclined than he has been to authorize an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

-- The U.S. government is selling the Israelis a high-tech radar detection and tracking system.

-- A Kuwaiti newspaper identified what it says is a secret nuclear weapons construction site in Iran - heretofore unknown to the West - near the Iraqi border.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards appear to be investigating a mysterious explosion that hit a military transport passing through a Teheran suburb with equipment for Hezbollah. Iran has experienced several unexplained explosions in recent months, including one at a mosque in Shiraz that had been holding a military exhibition, and another at an Iranian missile site.

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