Finally some smart nations have had it with Iran. The time is right to hit them hard now, no half way measures. Once we commit, finish the job unlike Bush in 1991 with Iraq it must be way beyond "shock and awe". Iran is extremely close to being able to detonate a very dirty bomb in Israel. They have substantial special operations forces in Syria that can position devices of mass destruction in and near Israel. It is no accident that Syria's Chemical and Biological weapons are being relocated. When Assad uses them against his own people there will be simultanious attacks to cause panic and instability in the Jewish Nation. This is at the bequest and participation of Iran's rulers. They want Israel to attack first to give justification to their devious plan, and claim retaliation on Israel was right and Syrian casualties was regretful, a mistake and unintended. The collateral damage was regretful. Of course Russia and China will relay this rhetoric and warn retaliation on any nation that moves against Iran and Syria.
Let's see who has the gonads to act and who is bluffing. By the way if we have a National Emergency, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA could recommend to the President by Executive Order Declare Emergency Powers and indefinately suspend the elections and jail anyone who challenges it with out charges in the name of National Security. It happened in the Civil War and World War II so the precident has been set, except for the suspension of elections, which is in his power to do.