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    • 02.03.10 | 11:51 (IST)

    Are you insane? I stated you had the nuclear deterent, which is enough to ensure the integrity of your borders and the security of Israeli citizens. Name me one country in history with a nucear weapon that has been invaded. This is what I am stating, which I think was very clear to anyone with any sense. "Some people are too brave for own good... when they talk out of armchairs." Using nuclear weapons on such a close neighbour as Syria would be suicide for Israel, as the winds would likely carry over poisonous nuclear materials into the air over Israel, which could increase cancer rates at least thee-fold for Israelis; not a good choice. Israel has the fourth most powerful military in the world and Arab states understand very well that attacking Israel would be suicide for their nation's and their people. It's not going to happen. The only way that Israel will be attacked is if Israel pre-emptively attacks another nation, as she did in the 1967 war.

    from the article: Report: Syria willing to consider phased Golan pullout
    First published 02:23 02.03.10 | Last updated 09:24 02.03.10
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