Its clear that the US isn't going to attack Iran or help Israel attack Iran and that is being reported in the current news cycle. So why doesn't Israel attack Iran unilaterally? Isn't their military supposed to be very capable? Its like this. Israel has F-15 Strike Eagles and F-16 Falcons and they operate them very expertly but the biggest ordinance those aircraft can carry are about 2,000 lbs each. The bunker-buster bombs being discussed for use in Iran weigh up to 30,000 lbs each. Israel has no B-1 bomber, no B-2 bomber and no B-52 bombers either. They don't have any viable aircraft that can deploy or drop a real bunker-buster bomb. You can't just kick a bunker-buster out of the back of a cargo aircraft as there is very precise targeting information needed and the aircraft must penetrate some serious air defenses. You can't just lumber in there in a C-130 with a bunker-buster in the back and push it out over the target. The point is that the decision to attack Iran lies with Barrack Obama and if he doesn't agree to employ US bombers for the job then there simply will not be any attack. Since Obama has made it very clear that he is not going to attack Iran it seems to me that it just isn't going to happen. Today the SWIFT people announced that they are no-kidding preventing Iran from transacting oil sales through their system and that means any bank using the SWIFT system will not be able to process transactions for Iran. Almost *all* of the worlds banks use SWIFT so Iran is going to face some serious economic hardship and the citizens of Iran are the ones who are going to suffer. I'm hoping there will be an uprising that manages to oust the theocrats and that Iran will return to a secular government and give up its nuclear weapons program.