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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 02.01.07 | 18:49 (IST)

    Does Israel have the ability to mount the massive suppression of Iranian air defenses necessary to carry out the multiple strikes against numerous sites in various regions? We are talking hundreds of sorties folks. Not a simple strike by a few F-16s. And which Arab nation is going to give Israel permission to refuel over it's airspace? Syria? Saudi? Iraq? Has anyone asked the question "what if it fails"? At the very best it could only delay an Iranian weapons program. In the absence of any positive proof of an Iranian weapons program, one might also ask "would this just ensure a weapons program which might not exist today?" Do not fall for prattle about an "Iranian cakewalk." Unless Israel is prepared for an extended war with Iran, and the West's response to an Israeli provoked oil crisis, then prudence argues against rash action.

    from the article: Think tank: Israel could attack Iran's nuclear program alone
    First published 00:00 02.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.01.07
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