Iranian Miscalculations?

Tensions between the US and Iran  as well as between Israel and Iran  raise  new possibilities of a miscalculation by some party in these  conflicts. James Clapper, head of US intelligence believes we are entering a period in which there is confusion as to what any party in these disputes might wind updoing.  “Iran’s willingness to sponsor future attacks with the US or  against our interests abroad will be shaped by Teharn’s evaluation of costs.” In reality, the US does not know what Iranian leaders regard as a reasonable cost.

Patience in foreign policy is often a virtue. Unfortunately, there are Israel leaders who  are ready to rush for a judgment when prudence might be the right course of  action.