Latest news on this front is Washington Accuses Iran of Attaining Nuclear Weapons. And, at the same time, Iran claims that the US documentation of Iran’s nuclear weapons progress is a forgery.
There is no way to escape a conflict when opposing parties hold such positions.
The Gemara in Yoma 10a is clear – at the End of Days, Edom (lead by US) will fight Paras ( Persia, Iran).
Many forces are joining to push Obama to move forward with this war. There are many reasons why:
(1) A successful war will greatly improve his popularity and confuse and paralyze Republican conservatives who oppose his domestic agenda. Success in warfare was the traditional way to political triumph in ancient Rome, so too in modern Rome (i.e. America);
(2) Obama’s Saudi Arabian patrons will be satisfied insofar as they desperately want Shiite Iran destroyed so they can exercise hegemony over the Middle East;
(3) And most importantly, removing Iran from the picture will allow the world to force Israel to agree to the massive and dangerous concessions contained in Obama’s forthcoming Middle East piece plan. The world will contend that Israel no longer has existential enemies because the alleged main supporter of Hizbolla and Hamas, Iran, is out of action. The world will argue that the Arabs aren’t a threat so long as Israel makes piece.
Of course, the b’nei Ishmael are the primary threat which the world wickedly chooses to ignore (they are the main financial supporters of Hamas, and main facilitators of Hizbolla, e.g., Syria). Unfortunately, the leaders of the State of Israel have set themselves up for the Edom/Ishmael trap by whining, “Iran is the threat, Iran is the threat”, rather than stating loud and clear “Iran is an existential threat, and so are the Arabs!”