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#1 "The Israeli prime minister countered domestic critics who have argued that an attack would antagonise the Jewish state's most powerful patron by pointing to predecessors who had defied Washington without doing long-term damage. ... the Suez Crisis of 1956 ... all launched in opposition to US wishes."
One could say that the Suez Crisis of 1956 changed everything and not in a good way for Israel as it was not long afterwards that their European friends dismantled their empires and found it convenient to bash Israel at every opportunity.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-03-09 14:41||
#2 an attack would antagonise the Jewish state's most powerful patron
Dead people don't need patrons.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-09 15:42||
#3 If I were the Israeli PM (less likely to happen than becoming POTUS, though when you're that close to zero it's hard to tell), I would already have whacked Iran using the best tools I had available.
And if that wasn't enough, I'd whack 'em again.
Posted by Steve White 2012-03-09 17:53||
#4 Saw this recently, and its apt for the Iranian Leadership and radical Islamists:
"I know nothing of philosophical philanthropy. But I know what I have seen, and what I have looked in the face in this world here, where I find myself. And I tell you this, my friend, that there are people (men and women both, unfortunately) who have no good in them--none. That there are people whom it is necessary to detest without compromise. That there are people who must be dealt with as enemies of the human race. That there are people who have no human heart, and who must be crushed like savage beasts and cleared out of the way."
Posted by NoMoreBS 2012-03-09 18:49||