Iran warns world of coming "Great Event"
While I believe this is probably
just more posturing, I'm fearful enough of Iran's motives to be concerned.
A nuclear attack on Israel, or indeed simply a conventional attack, will bring swift and severe retaliation from Israel and possible the U.S., especially if Iran attacks, say, our naval forces in the Gulf.
Iran strikes me as being just as nutty as Time McVeigh who truly believed that his attack would initiate a great uprising in the U.S. I fear that Iran may similarly believe that an attack on Israel would cause the Arab world to rise up in support. While I'm certain that the "Arab street" would be in favor of action, their countries are a little more level-headed and would sit out any war inspired by Iran. Regardless, the potential for loss of life is great and the resultant reaction probably would be swift and devastating.
I fear we live in perilous times.