Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con Washington Institute for Near East Studies OPENLY suggests that the US should provoke Iran into taking the first shot. Shares Subscribe to FPJ WeeklySign up to receive a FREE weekly email digest of the latest from FPJ. SIGN UP! Almost there! Please click the link in the email you'll receive to confirm your subscription.FPJ respects your privacy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.