November 22, 2020: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled overnight by a civilian jet to Saudi Arabia reportedly for a secret meeting with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials.” At the meeting also were Israeli spy chief and head of Mossad, Yossi Cohen, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The meeting reportedly discussed the threat from Iran and lasted only two hours.
In the months since that meeting, very aggressive attacks were made against Iran: late June 2021, air attacks on an Iranian centrifuge plant; early June 2021, Fires Sink Iran’s Largest Warship and Ravage Big Refinery; May 2021, Iran Nuclear-Fuel Production Plummets After Natanz Explosion; Dec 2020, Iranian nuclear scientist killed by machine gun attack while in a vehicle; etc.
Maybe there is a justification for bombing Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq. Iran’s nuclear program has been making progress, slowly, for many years. Perhaps the U.S. and Israel know how close they are to success. Defensive actions includes attacking a nation with a long-standing plan to obtain nukes and use them against the U.S. and/or Israel.