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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 05.11.09 | 05:30 (IST)

    One may not ask after Israel starts a war with Iran what happens next. I don't know why I am posing this question as it will almost certainly be censored. There is no question if it is willing to throw away the assets necessary to attack Iran, that Israel might attack Iran. But what happens next? Clearly the tanker assets of Israel will not allow an attack against all of the nuclear related targets of Iran. Nor would they allow an attack against more than a single, or perhaps two, targets. Iran has not made the mistake of Iraq thirty years ago, or Israel fifty, to concentrate ALL of it's critical nuclear targets where a single strike could destroy the program. This fact is one which those Israelis who lust for a war with Iran are inclined to censor. Israel lacks the assets, the number of aircraft necessary to perform the attacks, and the tankers to support them, to destroy the nuclear assets of Iran in a single strike.

    from the article: Israel releases arms ship said destined for Hezbollah
    First published 00:17 05.11.09 | Last updated 16:45 05.11.09
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