#83 Yoram on strategic thinking - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Gurion
    • 13.12.05 | 22:26 (IST)

    Yoram, let me help you with the thinking process. You say that we (people like you) "were never behind the closed doors and had all the information Israeli leaders have had." So that is why you think Israel should attack Iran? It is not difficult to think out this issue. Every expert knows how to enrich Uranium by centrifuges. Iran knows too, and is doing it now, or did some already. So what do you need to know in order to come to a rational decision on the usefulness of attacking Iran? 1. How many locations Iran operates today. 2. How many locations they will operate to morrow (if attacked). 3. How difficult it is to construct underground facilities for enrichment, without the world knowing. There are some more questions. As you can tell, all the answers are irrelevant to the question of whether Iran will be able to reconstitute its operation if attacked. So you are not missing much info. You see, sometimes you can figure things out without being in the Mossad. As a responsible citizen, you have to allow some independent thought on your own, not merely play "follow the leader". Yoram, I am not frustrated as a former PM. I retired in 1963 of my own free will, but old habits die hard and I am still thinking strategically. Except that now, I can't force anybody to accept my analysis or conclusions. Incidentally, I know Barak is very smart. I didn't compare him to myself. I don't know him in person to tell who is the smarter between the two of us. But even if he is smarter, that doesn't mean that I can't see some flaws in him. The literature, and personal memoirs on the Barak days, is rich with books and details. If you allow yourself to think independently you might even reach these same conclusions. Gice it a try, Yoram.

    from the article: Ahmadinejad can continue to smile while the world argues
    First published 00:00 13.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 13.12.05
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