Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen announced that while he remains of the opinion that an assault against Iran would destabilize the entire Mideast region, American forces are however preparing for such an eventuality.
Appearing before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Mullen stated “We’ve looked to do all we can to ensure that conflict doesn’t break out there, while at the same time preparing forces, as we do for many contingencies that we understand might occur,”
Recent US reports indicate that Iran has encountered difficulties and its nuclear program is lagging, now believing the window of opportunity for stiffer sanctions against Iran may indeed prove effective and avoid any military action. Israeli intelligence reports are not as optimistic.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)