ABC News

Senior Pentagon officials are concerned that Israel could carry out an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities before the end of the year, an action that would have enormous security and economic repercussions for the United States and the rest of the world.

A senior defense official told ABC News there is an “increasing likelihood” that Israel will carry out such an attack, a move that likely would prompt Iranian retaliation against, not just Israel, but against the United States as well.

Sometimes I wonder if this is all a bluff in the hopes that Iran will attack first and the US will have a (supposedly) justifiable reason to go to war with Iran. This way the public can’t cry foul like we did in Iraq (well, some of us) since Iran actually did attack first.