When the IAF flew against the Iraqi reactor it was a relatively short mission and a sneak attack on a lightly defended target. Risk low, potential return high. If we go back in time far enough, the Tunis mission was the same. Low risk, high potential return, sneak attack on undefended target. I think that;s it for IAF missions of any repute. Now we have the Iran mission. Extremely long flight over hostile territory. The target will know it's coming and they are well positioned. Will Iran have any Russian or Chinese anti-aircraft weapons. Possibly. WIll the IAF aircraft do their midair refueling without a hitch? Hopefully. Will the IAF find their targets and hit them? Maybe. Will any civilians be killed? Probably. Will any IAF aircraft go down over hostile territory? Most likely. Will Iran respond with a missile barrage on Israel? Who knows? How will the world react when the price of their gas doubles overnight? Ummmmm, they won't be happy. This is not a mission a sane leader would undertake.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
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