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Saturation attack

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in response to reader comment: Already heard of "saturation attack"?

Submitted by Edmond Beniacar (Australia), Jul 22, 2015 at 03:04

The question at hand relates to Iran's nuclear capabilitiy and ithe threat that it poses. You did not address that issue and the one you raise does not have much relevance really.

However , given that you raised the issue of Hezbollah and Co, the missiles you refer to in Lebanon etc are not nuclear armed, they can't be. Hamas had about 20,000 of them and made little impact on Israel. In turn Israel exercised considerable restraint in destroying much of Hamas' arsenal.

If push came to a shove and without such restraint, Hezbollah and Co are close enough to Israel not to last for too long and they know it perfectly well. After all, Israel has a pretty good idea of where those thousands of missiles are and will not permit much injury to befall its citizens. Retaliation will be commensurate with the threat, that you can be certain of.

On the other hand, as I wrote before, Europe due to its large mass is completely exposed, and given its past history, most of it is likely to capitulate. Britain and Germany come to mind as possible exceptions, but as members of the EU they may not have that luxury..

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