Iran expects - and even maybe wants - (due to their desire to bring on Armageddon and the appearance of 12th Imam) - to be preemptively attacked.
They are planning not only to decimate the Gulf region's oil facilities and have their stooges in Hamas attack Israel with rockets and Hizballah (with the help of Syria) with missiles that can now blanket Israel with destruction, but have also - alone --- and with the help of Russia ---- have Venezuela attack the USA with Missiles.
Further proof of this plan came today: "Venezuela acquires 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia"
Chavez has no need of 1000 AAM's to protect himself from Colombia; these are to protect himself from the inevitable counter-attack by the USA on Venezuela for launching missiles against the USA on behalf of Iran.
[ASIDE: SPECULATION ALERT:
I feel that Pakistan may even use these catastrophic events to preemptively attack India.
If this sounds like it will all lead to WW5 and nuclear Armageddon it's because that's what Iran wants. Iran and North Korea - and even China.
With 1.5 billion people, China has more to gain than any other nation on Earth.
IOW: CUI BONO WW5?
I therefore feel that the Chinese connection to Pakistan's nuke program and to North Korea's and Iran's - and to global jihad - may therefore be VERY great.
China - and not Iran or the ISI or the House of Saud - may actually be the kingpin in the Axis of Evil.]