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    Rational people would say that bombing Iran is essentially a foolish undertaking by Israel. Iran produces her own centrifuges and in short order will install them in the secure under-the-mountain installation, instead of transfering old ones from Natanz. So what is the gain of destroying the Natanz centrifuges, a delay of one year? The gain of bombing is trivial, while the cost will be enormous: Missile attack on Israel, attack on US bases in the Gulf which will turn the US public against Israel, and gaining a suicidal enemy for many years to come. In addition, Iran will no doubt quit the NPT and start producing nuclear weapons as defense against Israel. But the present Israeli leadership is just too aggressive to think ahead. We saw it in the Marmara incident, when the aggressive impulse was let loose and destroyed the extraordinary friendship with Muslim Turkey. On a smaller scale, we see it now. It started with an assassination of the PRC leader, under the pretense that he was planning an attack. Maybe. If you know enough details to hit the man in a car, why not wait for him to attack and kill many of his people? The consequence of the assassination was clear to see, but the impulse to hit was too great. So now, can you see what will be happening after an Israeli attack on Iran? Yes, of course, they see it but just can't help themselves. Our aggressive leaders must attack first. Once a commando soldier, always a commando soldier and never a statesman (Netanyahu and Barak).

    from the article: Veteran U.S. political commentator: I would be shocked if Israel were to attack Iran
    First published 08:08 16.03.12 | Last updated 08:08 16.03.12
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