Israel has made a test-run for an attack on Iran. It sent its planes west, over the Mediterranean to an area over Greece – exactly the same distance from Israel as Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant, but in the opposite direction.
The US has confirmed it was a try-out for an attack on Iran.
Why is no-one condemning this trial-run as an act of aggression in itself. It is far more threatening than any words that have come out of Ahmedinijad’s mouth.
The UN’s nuclear watchdog (the IAEA) has feebly responded by warning that an attack will make Iran even more determined to get nuclear weapons.
I always like to play the reverse game. Turn it around. Let’s say Iran flew jets east in a trial-run for a bombing campaign over Israel. What would the UN say?
(a) Iran must be disarmed by whatever means possible – an emergency Security Council meeting is called for tonight.
(b) Iran, please don’t attack Israel, it will just make Israel more determined to get nuclear weapons.