It will happen by November 2010 or before it. Mullahs will be dust since they're gonna try to retaliate - their Chinese and Russian made missiles will not hit their targets in Israel, Iraq, or Afghanistan -- But they will be able to sink a couple of US battleships with their Sunburn missiles in the Persian Gulf arena. There will also be some successful Iranian regime terrorist actions of bombings in Western Europe, US, and Canada. There is also a tacit side agreement that India may join the war against Iran regime, if there is a need felt for that. India will re-establish its hegemony over the Persian Gulf which is an extension of the Indian Ocean. India will be regarded as an "unbiased" watcher and controller of the flow of oil through the gulf, and to China and the west. The sinking of US ships and Iranian induced terrorism inside US will infuriate the fuck out of US; Hussein Obama --against his will and by Pentagon prodding-- will be made to accept a nuclear attack on Iran regime power centers and nuke sites in retaliation. This will happen in 2 phases within 2-7 days apart -- The results will be devastating to Iran infrastructure- the Islamist regime, installed originally by the Islamist Carter-Brezhinski criminal team in 1979, will fall. The nuclear bombs or tacticals will explode over Bushehr, Arak, and near Esfahan. The radioactive cloud formed will be seen for tens of miles around the Persian gulf area. The wind direction will be from west to east, so it will carry the cloud towards Pakistan and India. Iran itself will be broken up along ethnic lines into at least 4 parts: Azerbaijan will join their brothers and sisters to the north; Khuzestan will be an independent republic; Kurdistan will join Iraqi Kurds; and Baluchestan may also secede. The Caspian region, Mazandaran and Gilan will be a "neutral zone" between what will remain of Iran and Russia to the north. But those 2 provinces will be--for all practical purposes--under Russian oligarchy. It will be the end of Iran as we know it today -- What will remain of Iran will be a central core of Iranian land will remain and it will be known as the "Irani Triangle" --roughly the patch of land surrounded by lines drawn from Tehran to Quom,to Esfahan, to Semnan. It will be a poor micro state with no natural resources at all, and it will have a military junta regime. It will be a very tragic ending for what was once the Persian Empire. But the only silver lining will be that evil Shiite mullahs will be forever banished by Iranians and the world.