Preparations Ensued

Israel continues peace talks with Syria. If the US attacks Iran for Israel, we will subsequently take most or all of the political heat and pay most or all of the dreadful geopolitical consequences (a separate discussion from the innocent lives lost, to be sure). And we will deserve everything we get for cravenly caving into Israel's paranoid demands and the neocons' imperial fantasies. We Americans will descend into the pit of hell mourning our dead and dealing with the collapsed economy, and that is the best-case scenario. Israel, a parasite on the US, already prepares for life after our demise. They bravely plan to soldier on without us.
One basic rule is that a parasite must not kill its host before the parasite has succeeded in reproducing and moving on to a new host. ...Some parasites alter the behavior of their host in ways that increase their chances of moving on to a new host. These are parasites that need an alternate host in order to complete their life cycle. (from Games Parasites Play: http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/G/Games.html)
We all know that the window of opportunity to strike Iran closes with each passing day. The BBC presents a happy spin on these peace talks, but in reality the pressure mounts for Israel to force the strike and at the same time provide for its own needs afterward -- if there is an afterward -- since the US will effectively commit economic, political and military suicide in the process of striking Iran, thereby ending our usefulness as host country for Israel. They have damned well better have some decent relationships resumed in their own neck of the woods by the time this strike takes place, else they could be in for some very rough times.
"It is very important that the time for Syria and Israel to talk directly comes soon, to build the peace everyone needs," Mr Sarkozy said on the first day of his two-day visit to Damascus.
Indeed. Decades of bitter hostilities must be papered over in a matter of weeks. This might not be as easy as it looks.

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