The news media shifted this week from the Republican primary (in the US) to Israel and their potential bombing of Iran.
Here, Juan Cole lists the ten reasons why that could be a bad idea for the Israelis.
The first few are well known in the press: regional war, oil prices spike, and Hezbollah rockets. But the last few on the list are less talked about and interesting in that they could be just as dangerous: Shia-led Iraq would be forced to ally with Iran, Assad's Syria and Hezbollah; European liberals would be fast to condemn the attack and would thus block a swift European resolution; Egypt and Turkey may find themselves terminating previous agreements with Israel to save face.
Check out the article. It's a provocative read.