News this morning President Obama talking about possible US military intervention in Iran, about 'keeping all options on the table'. Excuse? Nukes that don't yet exist, may never exist in any serious capacity, and which will still require the devlopment of delivery systems to become even a local regional problem. Iran knows if it nukes Israel, Israel will nuke back, a thousand times harder. That's how Israel does things. What would Iran gain? Its ridiculous to suggest. They're not that self destructive.
The west is protecting and ensuring its oil supply and supply routes against a future BRICs power bloc which will not have western interests much at heart.
Again, one can't comment on the right and wrong of it, it's our own way of life we're protecting, and that's a natural human tribal reaction to threat from other tribes. It's completely necessary, from a tribal standpoint.
But the earlier point is not to argue about nukes, etc.
Iran is a strategic objective, as were Iran and Afghanistan. But probably more important, in the big picture. Important enough to risk another 'Cuban Missile Crisis' type scenario with Russia and China, who would like to have Iran on their side of the bloc? Having been caught napping over Iraq and Afghanistan. Nobody can win a war in Afghanistan, history proves. But the western presence there protects an important oil corridor.
The Straits of Hormuz are another such corridor, and Iran has lots of oil too. Its just interesting to sit back, knowing that an invasion of Iran has already been decided at the top, in my own humble estimation, and watch the propaganda exercise happening, that could be the start of serious global military conflict, put it that way?