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in response to reader comment: Dear Yuriy, don't change the subject!

Submitted by Yuriy (United States), Jun 27, 2007 at 21:52

My comments were precisely on the subject. Israel's attack on Iran would be absolutely unprovoked, in terms of the rules of the international politics. Iran hasn't done anything so far that could consitute what the international community understands as "provocation". They chant "Death to America!" also; would that qualify as a military assault on the US ?

Regarding the international attitudes, my links provide an exhaustive picture. Israel in already unpopular because of the occupation of Palestine and the perceived role in pushing the US to Iraq. Last summer's war exacerbated Israel's poor image. Attacking Iran will backfire on Israel in several way. Don't forget that the US will be inevitably dragged into the war, being right between Israel and Iran, in Iraq. But maybe you really need to do that so that the doctrine of preventive-pre-emptive wars is burried. Your strike on Iran could prove a bloody but speedy advance towards the resolution of several regional conflicts. Go ahead.

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