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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: There is nothing wrong in Nuking Mecca / Medina / Tehraan / Damascus

Submitted by Pasquale (United States), Dec 4, 2009 at 16:23

Imagine:
A conversation is taking place in Jerusalem over a couple of bourbons. An American and an EX Aman about threats to Israel. Eventually the talk gets around to scenarios that could threaten the actual existence of Israel … maybe … Iran and NUKES. The Yank said that they must have a last ditch contingency to fall back on. When they could count on no one else for help - even the USA. The Aman guy gave the Yank a look and turned the tables on him. He asked what he thought that could be. The Yank told him the same thing that worked for us during the Cold War – MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction. He went on. Using back channels, Israel makes it known to it's Arab and Persian 'neighbors' that if Israel should sustain a nuclear strike from ANY them, effectively destroying the State of Israel, ALL their capitol cities, the Canal, the oil fields, Mecca and Medina will be at 10,000 degrees before the dust settles over Tel Aviv.
The Jew just looked at the Yank and said, "You ARE nuts. I got the tab."

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