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    • GeneG USA
    • 11.11.11 | 01:34 (IST)

    For whatever reason Iran wants to have a nuclear weapon capability although the probability that it would ever use it is virtually but not precisely zero. That poses a risk Israel cannot take but it leaves Israel with a painful and risky option. However taking out the nuclear weapon program completely and forever is recognized to be not possible. What to do? The answer is to make the cost of having a nuclear weapon capability so high that the program is dropped. The possible approaches include: a nuclear demonstration in a remote mountain region that so alarms the population that they force cessation of the program; and a sea and air blockade that destroys the Iranian economy; again forcing the population to act. Of course Russia and China will object but they won't do anything. As usual Panetta has no imagination.

    from the article: U.S.: Strike of Iran's nuclear facilities may have unintended consequences
    First published 23:47 10.11.11 | Last updated 23:47 10.11.11
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