I never bought the apocalyptic scenarios of tens of thousands of rockets raining down on Israel from three directions. All the sides involved (Israel, Hezbollah, and Iran) had an interest in exaggerating Iran's and Hezbollah's military power. Israel wanted to substantiate the existential threat, and the other two wanted to look invincible to their followers. Actually the deterrent to Israel is world public opinion and the sheer fruitlessness of attacking Iran.
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