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Netanyahu Is Playing With Fire in Iran

If Israel really did seek ‘revenge’ by attacking Iranian targets, then it’s changed the unwritten rules of the unacknowledged game, which could have grave consequences

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The attack on the Republican Guards’ spy ship in the Red Sea and sabotage of the Natanz uranium enrichment site are both attributed to Israeli intelligence, and, taken with the leaks about these attacks – it shows that Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is playing with fire.

Official Iranian spokesmen vow that Iran will respond. Based on precedent, they can be believed. There is no question that they will seek reprisal against Israel, even if success is not assured.

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