A uranium enrichment facility nobody knew of suddenly emerges in the sacred city of Qom, Iran launches missiles that can threaten not only U.S. targets in the Persian gulf, but also Israel and southern Europe, and now the world panics.It must be tremendously frustrating for many Israelis to watch obvious world-threatening problems develop – while most of the world ignores them. Repeatedly the Israelis have acted when other nations would not or could not, to the benefit of us all. The most recent example is their discovery and destruction of a nuclear facility in Syria.
Surprised? Not if you're an Israeli. For years we have been sounding the alarm, only to be told to stop crying wolf. Now we are asked to lie low and let the responsible leaders of the world take care of the situation.
My cynical bet is that the world will do nothing effective to stop Iran before Israel feels the need to take unilateral action. Past experience suggests that when they do, the action will be effective – and they'll be publicly denounced by the entire world, while private nearly all countries will breath a huge sigh of relief.
We're lucky the Israelis are here to do the dirty work for those – like us – don't have the balls to do it themselves...