Yahoo! News reported Pakistan's former army chief says Iranian officials came to him for advice on heading off an attack on their nuclear facilities, and he in effect advised them to take a hostage — Israel. Retired Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg said he suggested their government "make it clear that if anything happens to Iran, if anyone attacks it — it doesn't matter who it is or how it is attacked — that Iran's answer will be to hit Israel; the only target will be Israel."
That is the stupidest idea that anyone ever had. Remember 1967? Egypt, Jordan, and Syria foolishly attacked Israel, and six days later Israel had gained control of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. And they did not have to use a single nuclear weapon.Blue Crab Boulevard blogged So, there are helpful people all over just now, aren't there? This is real simple - all the helpful people who think only of short term political gain are virtually guaranteeing that there will be a nuclear war.
Hot Air blogged Can we trust Beg? According to the AP, their interview with him was conducted several weeks ago. Among other things, he claimed that the Iranians had been to see him recently and asked what they should do to deter an American attack. He suggested announcing that Iran would respond to any attack with a counterattack on Israel. Here’s what Iran ended up doing. Uh oh.