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    • SMC
    • 07.07.10 | 19:52 (IDT)

    Your proposal doesn't address the real issues: One problem is Israel's knee-jerk reaction of rejecting Jordanian production without even addressing the "defending the means of producing" you talked about. Jordan has an efficient security apparatus that is up to the task (Jordan has survived decades against many odds thanks to this). If that's not so, Israel and US should help Jordan, like any ally should, in return for its complying with Israel restrictions (Israel would never allow the reverse). However, the real issue is Israel's need to maintain a large technological gap with its neighbors and to be ahead by generations, like another poster suggested. The issue of securing production is only a veil intended to prevent the narrowing of this gap.

    from the article: Who's afraid of the Jordanian atom?
    First published 01:42 07.07.10 | Last updated 01:42 07.07.10
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