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More on the cost and likelihood (or unlikelihood) of the neocon thugs actually attacking Iran here. Personally I think they'll keep it low intensity while keeping the demonization level high to stoke fear. As criminally insane and delusional as they are, they are still aware that the probable results will cost them the last vestiges of empire and crash the US economy for decades to come. On the other hand, everything is going badly for them and their plans are in ruins. A cornered animal can be suicidally aggressive and a ruined economy could prevent the kind of domestic agenda they fear with a repug loss and historically, it is fertile soil for a fascist resurgence.