The major reason for this is to play into the anti-Shi'i agenda which is part of the Saudi/Wahabi plan for domination of the ISlamic World. No surprise. Someone, somewhere is going to have to take Saudi down but that time is not yet.
Main point: I would say this means that an attack is imminent with certain kangaroo-caveats that are set up to make the sheep be able to argue 'We gave Iran every chance' but which in reality are impossible to fulfill Iraq-stylee and hence a fait accompli.
Personally my views is that it is - and always has been - irrelevant whether Iran is making nuclear weapons and thus this thread is not for a discussion of that (please don't go there). Rather the contention is that it has always been inevitable that Iran must be attacked and neutralized and the nuclear weapons issue is the peg to hang on it on.
So, given an attack on the alleged 'nuclear facilities' (ie Teheran a city of 8 million people) what is the likely Iranian reaction? Clearly the potential for wider conflict is immense.
The key I think here though is the Saudis - what most people do not realize (because the media will not tell them) is that Saudi is responsible (directly or indirectly) for the vast majority of Islamist activity over the last decades and this action will bring them further into the firing lines.
If you look at it objectively, with the exception of Hamas which can be regarded as a local grouping, Islamism in general does not in fact target Israel but targets other Islamic opponents and their Western allies. This I think is pragmatism and don't think it will change here unless Israel loses jets or personnel in the initial raids.
Reprisals wil be against Saudi and the US and essentially this initial action will start a war - thoughts?