v. good for alternate opinions... v.bad for totalitarianism, is the PM going to become another Nixon or subject independent services to become the sword and the shield of the party... I had hoped we had all escaped East Germany... My intelligence assessment of course is very different from that from the office of the PM. No Iranian would be foolish to launch any nuclear or indeed any war against Israel or her allies which would invariably include the US. For all their bravado and war talk its like North Korea to prevent any regime change. Nuclear weapons if indeed sought by the regime would be used as a final chip to prevent regime change but not to launch a war. And even if regime change came, what crazy person would want to launch as a last ditch attempt... (you are not dealing with Saddam re Scuds at Israel in FGW)... Iran whether you like it or not is nothing like Saddam and the Baath its not a dictatorship. My point ... even the Iranians mix everything up like the Hidden Imam return and a general conspiracy against Iran... when dealing with people that believe in such mixed beliefs, its dangerous to confirm these kind of beliefs by seemingly proving these to be true. We all know that there is no Hidden Imam just like there was no Jesus or Abraham or Mohammed. These are fairy tales but when people are in cults its dangerous ground. As Dubya says you need to take on hearts and minds. I suggest and strongly urge the Office of the PM to think about the hearts and minds approach and not the pretty explosions scenario that have been glamourized courtesy of Hollywood and such films like Die Hard and James Bond.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Netanyahu ordered Shin Bet to investigate leaks on Iran attack