Israel’s senior ministers confer urgently on Iran as US masses air-naval might in Middle East waters
Prime minister Ehud Olmert summoned defense minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni for an urgent consultation on Iran Wed. Sept. 10, as the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier headed out to the Mediterranean for missions “in support of maritime security.”
Its arrival will bring the number of US aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea to four, compared with two Russian warships. Most of the Russian fleet in the region is concentrated in the Black Sea whence it has easy and rapid access to Middle East waters.
Of course, the original source for this being DEBKA, one must take this with a pinch of salt (and a little hummus).
However, coupled with the IDF requesting that all of its members coming back to Israel because of possible "Hezbullah threats", may mean that we are looking at some kind of Israeli attack against Iran might be in the not too distant future.
And just a little note of caution to Israeli leadership; if Israel does attack Iran.....what, precisely, will Russia do in retaliation??