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#1 This is a pretty nutty article. Israel dealt with dozens of missiles a month for years, from Hamas and Hezbollah. Note that Israel has the ability to seriously damage Iran's oil production facilities, which would rock the foundation of the theocracy's power.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-03-04 00:20||
#2 Note that during WW2, Germany's economy kept going through Allied air raids, during which hundreds of thousands of bombs were dropped monthly at random industrial and urban targets throughout Germany.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-03-04 00:34||
#3 they would do the opposite -- fire only five or six missiles each month, but keep doing it for two years Perhaps Iran would do that, and unleash worldwide terror attacks besides. Other parts of the world would have their own responses. How long could the Medes and Persions endure whatever would be meted out to them by everyone else?
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-03-04 01:01||
#4 Israel isn't the Persians no 1 enemy. That honor belongs to the Soddies. The Soddies would love the Persians and Israel to be tied down fighting each other, that would leave them free to take over the rest of the Arab world, via Salafism.
I don't think Israel wants to oblige them.
Posted by tipper 2012-03-04 02:05||
#5 This is a unidimentional monosynaptic (AKA "Stupid") analysis of the situation.
Lapid must be much more stupid and impotent than I thought before.
He is not only unfit for politics but IMHO is incompetent at simple kindergarden journalism.
Posted by Elder of Zion 2012-03-04 05:53||
#6 Agree with Tipper.
Saudi and its ideology is more of a threat to the world than the minority shias.Look how Libya,Eygpt and Syria will turn out!
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-03-04 09:39||
#7 You can clip the claws of a crab, but they will just grow back. You can remove the teeth from a shark and new ones will simply appear.
There is only one way to remove this threat and that is to remove that regime.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-03-04 12:11||
#8 Agree Crosspatch but Saudis and their salafi ideology is a MAJOR problem-see what they done to WW2 graves in libya=disgrace!
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-03-04 12:38||
#9 Both Qom and Riyadh represent distinct problems. They need dealt with in similar but distinct ways.
Posted by Fred 2012-03-04 16:39||
#10 When all you have is a mindset, then everything looks like the same problem.
Posted by Pappy 2012-03-04 16:43||
#11 If Israel wanted to, it could use a "52-card pick up" solution.
Get some old rust bucket ship flagged in Liberia, and rebuild it in a neutral port to launch a single, enormous and dirty nuclear weapon right at Mecca from the Indian Ocean off Somalia. Then scuttle the ship, leaving behind trace evidence that implicates China.
There are international military ships all over that area, on pirate patrol, so it would be seen by all sorts of radar that would track it all the way home.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-04 18:14||