I believe that some think that covert action will suffice in dealing with Iran and its nuclear program. Perhaps. On the other hand, Iran seems to have a long reach and a willingness to pay back for what it sees as "terrorist" attacks in its own nation and people.
We should not believe that we can conduct covert actions against Iran and come out scott free. In fact, if our friends conduct covert actions against Iran, we might find ourselves suffering some of the retaliation.
And, Iran has recently made threats.
This is not to say that attacks on US Citizens should go unpunished. It is to say that there is no free lunch.
Regards — Cliff
1 year ago