C·mon Chris, You state, "Israel and Israelis pontificating from the sidelines are irrelevant in the bigger scheme of things". Actually, Chris you have made a point. For Iran will not attack you or Switzerland. However, they have this dangerous attitude, mainly due to religious fanaticism and belief that they will become a ME Superpower. Few, if any, actually understand the current regime. What we do know, is that the people suffer, hence the Green Revolution, that faces imprisonment,torture and death by hanging. If sanctions of any manner cannot be imposed, that is, against the Revolutionary Guards and their ilk. I am afraid that a nuclear armed Iran, in the hands of the above group would constitute a major threat to all those in the Gulf. Forget about Israel. Israel can take care of itself. As shown in the past...and present. Get my drift, dude.!
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from the article: Sanctions alone won't stop Iran's nuclear work