You talk about Israel's survival, but what you don't seem to "get", is that the General is ALSO talking about survival, and not just Israel's. His point, just in case you missed it, is that unillateral action will not ensure Israel's survival, because - surprise - Israel is part of the Middle East (and the rest of the world), and the whole balance wouold be threstened, INCLUDING Israel's survival. We AREN'T just talking about Israel here, and neither should the pro-unliateral actio nistas.....
Nigeria says troops destroy extremist camp, rescue 178 people (AP)
from the article: NATO official: Soon, Israel won’t have unanimous support for Iran strike