His article assumes Iran speaks with one voice and has one strategy. I don't see that. There are 'moderates' in the government that are pushing the strategy discussed by Friedman but there are other 'fanactical' factions who do want to go nuclear. Short of regime change it is probably impossible to stop Iran from building nukes at this point. Air strikes might delay the inevitable but cause massive headaches economically. I'd rather see a more covert policy of undermining the fanatics (example: run ops that trick the moderates into thinking they are going to be over thrown internally thus forcing them to remove the crazies from positions of power) and subverting their plans in Syria, thus isolating the regime. Of course the biggest...
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