I disagree with mr. Benn on how Iran sees Israel on 2-nd thought - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark B.
    • 20.02.10 | 23:57 (IST)

    I agree that the Iranians want to politically and military dominate the ME and be the most powerfull player there. That however can only be archieved if one controls that special things that makes the ME so important for the world and espescially the US: The flow of Arab OIL. Iran must attack US control over flow of Arab OIL if their goal is to be archieved at all. Israel may be target 2, but I do not even buy that, because Iranians have no true deep and historically grown hate for Israel, but the mullah's do have that for the US and the Saudi's. (The Shah executed Ayatollah's in his days, the keepers of the holy sites always looked away). Iranians can hate Arabs much easier then Jewish Israeli's. He who control the Arab OIL producers and can make them listen to and fear you the most, he controls the flow of Arab OIL and thus will be the alpha player in the ME. Isral is a lever,alibi and scapegoat for Iran to get there.

    from the article: Dubai hit - another move in the Israel-Iran cold war
    First published 23:04 18.02.10 | Last updated 18:12 20.02.10
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