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    • Mladen Andrijasevic
    • 27.12.11 | 18:56 (IST)

    It is unfortunate that our President just does not understand the crux of the problem. It is that Shia eschatology renders the doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD) ineffective. Prof. Bernard Lewis of Princeton University and Prof. Raphael Israeli of Hebrew University, both scholars of Islam, have been warning that MAD will not work with Iran. Consequently, Israel does not have a nuclear deterrent, because, according to Bernard Lewis “ mutual assured destruction is not a deterrent, it is an inducement “. Google "MAD is Dead"

    from the article: Peres: Uncertainty over Israel's nuclear capabilities aides to deter Iran
    First published 14:13 27.12.11 | Last updated 14:13 27.12.11
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