War can only happen if both sides miscalculate and think that they have a shot at winning. Neither side has a shot at winning. Both sides are delusional. The IRGC according to Seymour Hersch has told the Supreme Leader that they can stand up to the U.S. attack. They are plain wrong and they need to stop this testostrone-driven madness. From S.H.’s article:
” The adviser said that he had heard from a source in Iran that the Revolutionary Guards have been telling religious leaders that they can stand up to an American attack. “The Guards are claiming that they can infiltrate American security,” the adviser said. “They are bragging that they have spray-painted an American warship—to signal the Americans that they can get close to them.” (I was told by the former senior intelligence official that there was an unexplained incident, this spring, in which an American warship was spray-painted with a bull’s-eye while docked in Qatar, which may have been the source of the boasts.) “
Write to Khamenie and Ahmadinejad’s office, if you can.