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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 02.12.11 | 06:38 (IST)

    You are obviously right. insofar as: "If Iran gets the nuke and attempts to wipe Israel off the map as promised it will be too late for Dagan to change his mind or for anyone to tell Dagan we told you so!" However, I think a bit differently. I don' think Dagan is pulled by some political narcissism, placing his ego over Israel. There is no doubt on my mind, that he sees something with the knowledge neither of us has. That doesn't render him infallible, of course, but earns him respect. PM Netanyahu may have the best of Israel at heart. But his political maneuverings and manipulations have left his heart far from his own to reach. My view is this: Heed Dagan, and get Iron Dome, Magic Wand and Arrow 3 fully operational and deployed. And do so all along the length and width of Israel, with enough batteries everywhere, and with IAF trained teams operating them, swiftly. Oh, and stop whining about the costs: it's heresy. Life has simply no cost to consider. Then we will be able to have a debate that is reasonable, and more free of our very understandable fears stemming from Khamenei's Iran.

    from the article: Former Mossad chief briefed comptroller about Iran strike plans
    First published 00:36 02.12.11 | Last updated 00:36 02.12.11
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