The net effect of stealing oil under the Shah, Savak's murdering, Saddam's 8-year's of carnage, and current sanctions and threats against Iran is this ... Iran is stronger, able to refine its own gasoline, manufacture its own fuel rods, enrich to 20% U-235, and develop defenses against Israeli missile and bomber attacks. Wouldn't anyone have done the same? It is a toss-up whether Iran is actually going for a bomb but, one thing I (a physicist, by the way) am sure of, if the threats and attacks continue, Iran will surely get a bomb. Maybe then the Middle East will finally know peace, a peace like the Cold War peace of MAD.
High Court: Illegal West Bank homes to be demolished (Haaretz)
from the article: How will Israel's new strategic leadership deal with Iran?