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    • Raanalya
    • 11.09.06 | 03:24 (IDT)

    With Israeli Arabs all over the place in Israeli harbors, Iranians know exactly when that happens and can aim for such a moment of vulnerability. In addition, not sure how difficult it is to hunt a single remaining sub in completely unfriendly waters. This can be done in *preparation* to a nuclear strike and will hardly warrant a preemptive strike, in the view of world opinion. 3) The Jewish moral question. Suppose Iran does attack Israel with nuclear weapons and it is pretty much a done deal that Israel is gone. Should that automatically mean that the survivors should bear the moral grunt of having annihilated another country (Iran) complete with millions of innocent civilians? Is this a good start for new Jewish life, wherever that is going to be? (The opposite moral question is of course: if Israel is doomed to go down, shouldn't it take Mecca and Medina with it, as a service for humanity?) (Continued below...)

    from the article: Let them have nukes
    First published 00:00 07.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.09.06
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