In reality, Iran has had the capability of launching a nuclear - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Pearce
    • 17.12.09 | 01:58 (IST)

    strike on Israel for a while, basically since the developed missiles that could hit specific targets in Israel. Israel was kind enough to provide them with some that they wouldn't even have to modify their missiles to carry (Dimona,Kfar Zekharya, Nahal Soreq, Yodefat, Eilabun). Now, using those would have resulted in Iran's destruction, but seeing as the theory is that that wouldn't matter to them, they should have used them as soon as they could. So, I guess there must be some other reason that Israel is so freaked about Iran having a nuclear energy program, and missiles that go further. Might it be fear that Iran can do a better 'mad dog' threat than Israel? Or is it that it shows that Iran has a well developed industrial capacity, educated designers, and managed that despite all that Washington could throw at them? What happens when Jordan (which is starting its nuclear program) realises it can do the same?

    from the article: U.S. warns Iran: Meet nuclear obligations or face 'next step'
    First published 03:02 16.12.09 | Last updated 15:27 29.12.09
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