The problem with that rook play is that it leads to Israel being checkmated quite quickly afterwards. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Pearce
    • 09.06.11 | 19:01 (IDT)

    Iran will respond either by demanding UNSC backed sanctions on Israel (including arms, dual use technology, and trade restrictions on Israeli companies with ties to the Israeli military) which the US could only veto at the cost of destroying the UNSC system (and they LIKE that system) and giving Iran clear cover for proceeding to the other option, going to a wartime economy and crushing the Israeli military (a large, technically advanced industrialised country switching from a peacetime economy to a war footing can throw a VERY big punch, and keep throwing it for years no matter what the paper strength of their peacetime military is)

    from the article: Dagan was right about the Palestinians but wrong about Iran
    First published 02:19 09.06.11 | Last updated 02:19 09.06.11
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