or simply "pissing around and pissing us off", according to a certain individual.

Κυριακή, Φεβρουαρίου 11, 2007

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Gabriel Kolko, Israel and Iran—And The Bush Administration

Serious Israeli strategists overwhelmingly believe, to cite Reuven Pedatzur in Ha'aretz last November, that "mutual assured deterrence, can be forged, with high degree of success, between Israel and Iran." Israeli strategic thinking is highly realistic. Early this February a study released at a conference by the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University predicted that Iran would behave rationally with nuclear weapons and "that the elimination of Israel is not considered to be an essential national interest" for it. Iran "will act logically, evaluating the price and risks involved." A preemptive attack on Iran nuclear research sites would "be a strategic mistake," Pedatzur warned the conference, and the use of tactical nuclear weapons against them sheer folly. "Our best option is open nuclear deterrence."

Μακάρι, μπας και φάμε τα σπόρια με την ησυχία μας (inside joke)
Let them have nukes, By Reuven Pedatzur