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Old 11-17-2012, 10:02   #1
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The Gaza a diversion?

Israel has activated 75,000 reservists and has upgraded it’s response to increasing rocket attacks from Gaza. The Israelis cremated the leader of the Hamas “military wing” with a precise missile attack on his car. It is no secret the longer range Hamas rockets are made in Iran. Is it possible that the decision to more aggressively address Hamas reflects a veiled strategy to ratchet Israel’s readiness to go after Iran’s nuclear development plant? Taking out Gaza’s stockpile of longer range rockets minimizes fighting on two fronts, allowing for a more focused readiness to deal with Iran, particularly while Syria is struggling with it's own internal conflicts. Egypt outwardly is supporting Gaza, but could it be in quiet collusion with the US and Israel in drawing international attention to the Gaza; this strategy would not raise immediate Iranian suspicion about the Israeli activation of reservists. Obviously if I raise this possibility, Teheran has anticipated a diversion for some time, but we shall see. It should be noted that estimates for a weapon’s grade readiness of nuclear material has a recently shortened timetable and the “red line” is quickly being approached. Thoughts?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:08   #2
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I don't know if Egypt can be counted on to do anything other than what they want to do. It is a different country than it was 4 years ago.

Israel has asked itself the question: "Do we want to fight Iran now, or later when it has the bomb"?


A reasonable person can look at Iran's theocracy, their specific religious beliefs, and the statements of their rulers, and conclude that there is a good probability that Iran is building nuclear weapons, and that they intend to use them to attack Israel once they have them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelvers


I'm sure that Israeli leaders have decided whether they want to fight Iran now or later. We will have to wait and see what they have decided.
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