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A Strike on Iran, Down to Brass Tacks

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Will Israel launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear weapons program? Today in Tablet Magazine, Haaretz’ Anshel Pfeffer says yes: the Iran-Israel war has in many ways already begun; Israel’s leaders, chiefly Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak, have personal investments in it happening; and the Air Force has been readying for it for more than a decade. Only President Obama can stop it, either by throwing real weight around with Israel or by ordering an attack himself.

Meanwhile, if and when it comes to pass, what is the how? Also today in Tablet Magazine, expert Austin Long hypothesizes that Israel would take a route over northern Syria and Iraq, refueling midair, and strike all of Iran’s known facilities with bunker-buster bombs; and that it is plausible, if very far from certain, that the action would be a major success. As a bonus, Long explains what made the Imperial Death Star structurally unsound.

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Bill Pearlman says:

Israel has a great air force but they don’t have enough to do this job over the distances required. It needs a geen light from Obama. And yyour more likely to find Phil (Hitler should have finished the job ) Weiss or his cunt of a wife at an aipac meeting.

Obama would never get us embroiled in another foreign war. He’s not insane. That’s why I voted for him.

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