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Israel Jets vs Iranian Missles

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Jun 17, 2007 at 22:24

Israel has a difficult mission should they try to strike Iran. Make no mistake about it. We live in a day and age of satellites and few secrets. And in this particular case Israel has all hostile countries to fly over except Turkey, where at best they have proper relations.

This said, Israel now has another problem.By sitting by and allowing 10,000 missles to enter Lebanon, Israel can expect the Iranian front line to fire them off at will when the heat gets tough for Tehran ala last year. And with Gaza being a second Iranian front line, expect much of the same. So whatever difficult equation you're envisioning, envision that a very aggressive Israeli air force will have to be very ready for Lebanon and Gaza. Sadly,with Israel's dovish negotiating failures, the west bank by then may complete the circle.

What can Israel do now?The same as it should have done five years ago. Insist that no missles (verified) are acceptable in Lebanon, retake the smuggling southern two miles of Gaza,and rethink how much of the west bank should ever be vacated. Any article that talks about the difficulies of Israel striking a far away target better pay attention to Israel's growing territorial vulnerability.

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