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  •  Well Volley it seems I cannot convince you. Just (2+ / 0-)
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    aliasalias, Terra Mystica

    know that an ex-Mossad chief has said that Iran poses no existential threat to Israel.
    http://www.rt.com/...

    Also when you claim that Israel never threatened any nation with nuclear weapons, that may not be wholeheartedly accurate.

    Journalist Seymour Hersh claims

    Israel threatened to use nuclear weapons on the third day of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, blackmailing U.S. President Richard Nixon into airlifting military supplies in his book The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy
    http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(book)#Hersh_revelations_and_allegations

    •  But Shawn... I don't think they (0+ / 0-)

      are an existential threat right now. I agree with Diskin and Dagan...

      As for nukes... Seymour is wrong. What happened (I just finished reading a first hand account of this) is that when things looked really bad in the first days of the '73 war, it was brought up in a cabinet discussion and then it was thoroughly dismissed with an emphasis on "NO WAY"...

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