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Submitted by Dave Weinbaum (United States), May 5, 2010 at 21:53

Daniel,

You're the Middle East expert. Why don't you tell us?

Dave Weinbaum

Submitting....

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Okay, I will.

1. Post-2003 Iraq, preemption is discredited.

2. The Israelis don't want to take Damascus on right now.

3. They hope against hope that the missiles will never be used.

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