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The Israeli media offensive – Attacking Iran won’t be that bad; 2006 war went fine

Look how the disaster of 2006 – economically, politicially, militarily and socially (although the analyst is correct that the military damage wrought by hizbullah was relatively limited…BACK THEN) is downplayed!



Similar fears of retaliation were voiced before the Iraq war in 2003 and in 2006, during Israel’s war against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. In the latter, about 4,000 rockets were fired at Israel by Hezbollah, most of them causing limited harm.

“If you put all those retaliations together and add in the terrorism of recent years, we are probably facing some multiple of that,” a retired official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity, citing an internal study. “I’m not saying Iran will not react. But it will be nothing like London during World War II.”

A paper soon to be published by the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, written by Amos Yadlin, former chief of military intelligence, and Yoel Guzansky, who headed the Iran desk at Israel’s National Security Council until 2009, argues that the Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz is largely a bluff.


Written by nickbiddlenoe

January 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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