Strategic reality - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Kenneth S Brower
    • 30.10.11 | 19:30 (IST)

    If Israel does not use force to neutralize the Iranian nuclear program it will be at existential risk for the first time since May 1948. The US will never use force against Iran because it lacks the bolt from the blue power to do so. It would take the US 4-5 months to build up adequate military power to confront Iran.....thereby handing Iran the initiative during the first vital weeks of very public mobilization and deployment. If Israel acts and Iran responds against US vital interests in the Gulf...as it has said it would Israel would become the de facto ally of the US. If Iran does not act against the US Israel would be free to neutralize Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria. Israel can generate 700 combat sorties a day against Iran while simultaneously generating another 1200 daily against inner ring targets. The IDF has both numerical and technical superiority versus enemy ground forces. It is rediculous to compare the the strategic environment of 1956 with that of today. Peres has no grasp of current reality.

    from the article: An attack on Iran would be a disaster for Israel
    First published 02:40 30.10.11 | Last updated 02:40 30.10.11
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