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What Will Iran Do In Response To An Israeli Attack?

Reader comment on item: Israeli Jets vs. Iranian Nukes

Submitted by yonatan silverman (Israel), Jun 12, 2007 at 11:31

With all due respect, it seems to me the factor of an Iranian response to Israel's destroying its nuclear facilities has been left out of your calculations. Iraq did nothing when Osirak was destroyed. Israel had to endure some heavy weather in the UN., but that was nothing new.

Iran has long range missiles capable of reaching Israeli territory. It has Hizbullah in Lebanon with a stockpile of missiles ready for launching against Israel. The Iranian regime isn't a rational government. It's president repeatedly threatens to "wipe Israel off the map..."There's really no predicting how and how heavily Iran would respond to Israel's bombing their nuclear facilities. The consequences could be devastating for Israel. Surely a rational assessment of the possibility of an Israeli attack against Iran needs to take the possible consequences of a counter-attack into account.


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