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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 16.11.12 | 22:39 (IST)

    It is unlikely that Israel would attack Iran alone. Netanyahu as usual depends on the U.S. to make such an attack a success and this means full U.S. participation which is unlikely when the U.S. takes into consideration the potential fallout in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Also the U.S. has to worry about consequential uprisings in Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries should the U.S. engage with Israel in an attack on Iran. Then there is the wider perspective involving Russia, India, and China. The latter nations have a large stake in the ME and would not take kindly an attack on Iran. There are too many unknowns arising from such an attack. Israel will not attack Iran alone---Iran is not Gaza where those opposing Israel have anything more than peashooters.

    from the article: For Netanyahu, Gaza escalation could pave the way to Iran strike
    First published 10:28 16.11.12 | Last updated 10:28 16.11.12
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