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    • Johnboy
    • 30.09.09 | 07:48 (IST)

    Should I? Shouldn't I? Dare I? Daren't I? Here's a simple rule of thumb that should serve you well: work out how likely you are to WIN, and then decide if you feel lucky enough to roll the dice at those odds. "It is faced with two strategies - one offensive, one preventive." Such nonsense. Israel has done its threat analysis, and it shows that the IDF is not a sure bet to win a war with Iran, so Israel is not willing to start a war that it will have to fight on its own. It. Really. Is. As. Simple. As. That.

    from the article: Cries of 'hold me back' may lead Israel to strike Iran
    First published 01:08 30.09.09 | Last updated 04:27 30.09.09
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