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    • Jim
    • 30.12.09 | 23:18 (IST)

    "Military preps are essential to prod the United States and Europe to exert ... pressure on the Islamic Rep. This will not happen unless Western states come to believe that IAF planes are starting to rev up their engines." It won't happen anyway. If Israel starts a war with Iran, Israel is on its own. So rev 'em up, and suffer the consequences. Israel seem to think the only solution to any problem is a military solution. She tried in Lebanon and failed. She tried again in Gaza and failed. She has yet to learn the meaning of the word diplomacy, and that the bitter end of a real war does not come when Israel decides she wants to retire from the battle field. If she engages in a war with Iran, she must take it all the way to the bitter end. Or she must rid herself of an emotional Foreign Ministry which only adocates more trouble for Israel. And that now. What Israel needs today is a responsible adult as PM who will keep his itchy fingers off that lever.

    from the article: Israel can't launch strike against Iran on its own
    First published 03:26 30.12.09 | Last updated 10:15 30.12.09
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