Flotillamageddon: Iran Floats Convoy Escort Threat
Iran has warned that it could send Revolutionary Guard naval units to escort humanitarian aid convoys seeking to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza – a move that would certainly be challenged by Israel.
Any such Iranian involvement, raised today by an aide to the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, would constitute a serious escalation of already high tensions with Israel [...].
On Saturday, at a stellar Tocqueville Forum event at Georgetown University, Professor Robert Lieber warned a packed auditorium that Obama would likely be confronted, sooner rather than later, with a serious crisis in foreign affairs, a matter of life and death. Now, Iran is no stranger to empty bluster. But I wonder if the sour international reaction to Israel's Gaza flotilla response presents the mullahs with a unique target of opportunity -- because it puts the administration in a position it most certainly doesn't want to be in. How, indeed, would Obama respond?