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    • Neil
    • 20.12.09 | 22:03 (IST)

    Iran and Israel know each other too well and this posturing is to hide the fact that both want hegemony in the Middle East. I think that is Israels main worry. In fact, a secular Iran may be worse for Israel than an Iran run by clowns like Ahmadinejad. A secular Iran would be in a position to protect American interests in Iraq and Afganistan. What would Israel have to offer America? It is rational for Israel to want to do everything to prevent Iran from becoming a US ally. If you ask me, Israel needs a new long term survival doctrine: instead of allying itself with the Christian right in the US (who want to facilitate the coming of Jesus and don't particularly care about the security of the Jewish people after that) and befriending Turks (with their unapologetic history of genocide), Israel should become a vassal of Iran, like it was in biblical times. It worked then; it can work now. Help Iranians to get rid of this despotic regime of roughnecks and thugs and we will remember that.

    from the article: World can still change Iran without bombing it
    First published 01:12 20.12.09 | Last updated 09:14 20.12.09
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