Why Israel should not attack Iran now - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Schwartz
    • 29.08.12 | 16:07 (IDT)

    I, along with most US and Israeli military and security experts, and probably a majority of Americans and Israelis, believe that attacking Iran would convert a potential catastrophe into a definite one, with today's worldwide fragile economy turning into a severe recession or depression, as oil prices surge, with Israel being bombarded with missiles, with a sharp increase in terrorism, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, with the potential of a widespread war, costing much money and many lives, and with Iran’s nuclear potential set back possibly by only a few years and with Iran more determined than ever to gain a nuclear weapon. Iran must recognize that their use of a nuclear weapon would be suicidal, with Iran devastated for many years. Also, Iran should be convinced they could gain economically and in other ways by cooperation rather than confrontation. Instead of wasting lives and money by an attack on Iran, there should be a global Marshall-type plan, led by the US, Israel, and other developed nations, to help sharply reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy, illness, pollution, and other societal ills. My ideas may sound utopian, but as author Buckminster Fuller put it, we may have a choice today between utopia and oblivion.

    from the article: The secret reason for Netanyahu's timing on Iran war
    First published 02:33 29.08.12 | Last updated 02:33 29.08.12
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