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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 25.02.10 | 08:43 (IST)

    "Unlike other weapons, the sway of nuclear weapons depends less on the physical characteristics of these weapons and much more on how these weapons are perceived. Nuclear weapons are almost entirely political weapons," - Avner Cohen Indeed. The have only one use in the real world. Nukes ensure that the possessing nation will not be the only loser of the war. Aside from that they are a very expensive, hard to secure and endlessly restrictive weapon. Every nation which believed that possessing nukes would liberate it has discovered it was almost enslaved by them. Israel is not free to 'nuke' Iran. Even though only nuclear weapons could do enough damage to do more than delay any intention of Iran to posses nukes. Is there a credible Iranian threat to Israel? No, and for the same reason there is no credible Israeli threat to Iran. There are real threats and their are boogiemen that guys like Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu use to control their populace.

    from the article: Iranian threat to destroy Israel doesn't hold up
    First published 02:20 25.02.10 | Last updated 06:02 25.02.10
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