#59 What analogy? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • J Thomas
    • 25.03.10 | 14:54 (IST)

    Petra, I was not clear enough for you. Say Israel offers to let the middle east be a nuke-free zone. Israel looks good. If Iran refuses, Iran looks bad. A victory at no cost. And the world sees Iran needs bombing. Say Iran agrees to stringent inspections. Then Israel gets GPS targeting on all Iran's nuclear sites. Israel wins. Before Israel recycles the first nuke (alternative energy! yay!) all the other middle east nations have to agree to stringent inspections. More GPS targetting. Lots of delay. The negotiations distract the USA from settlements. Keep the status quo for years. Somebody will balk, so no nuke-free zone. If nobody else does, Israel can. "Sorry, we changed our mind." The world won't think any worse of you than they do already, and you'll gain years of settlements etc. Of course Israel can never give up nukes. Arabs might at any time do something that forces Israel to nuke hundreds of cities. It might happen this week. But Israel can offer to.

    from the article: The fallacy of Netanyahu's worldview
    First published 16:45 24.03.10 | Last updated 16:48 24.03.10
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