Washington Think Tank Anticipates, and Fears, War On Iran
(Brooklyn, New York) The world sees red, and the clock is ticking. Walking down Varet Street one late-summer afternoon in Bushwick, four fighter jets scrambled above, headed west. It was a strange and ominous sight.
Meanwhile, one of the most highly respected think tanks and a prominent national security expert, Anthony Cordesman, described in the latest report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) detailed the war planning, “Analyzing the Impact of Preventive Strikes Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities,” as the US-Iran confrontation enters a new phase. Tensions between Washington and Tel Aviv have continued while Tehran makes further progress with its nuclear program.
Ha’aretz reported on Tuesday, Sept. 11 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to visit the White House at the end of the month has been denied, which set off a new round of speculation over the following days. Netanyahu declared, “Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.” Then he and Obama had an hour-long phone call to “hash things out,” during which Obama is said to have flatly refused Netanyahu’s demand for red lines, boundaries that once crossed will mean serious consequences for a nation of 65 million.