Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The World: Iran mulls preemption strike against Israel

Sayed Safawi, director of Tehran’s Institute of Strategic Studies, a high-level Iranian think tank directly answerable to Ayatollah Khamenei, told foreign diplomats in London that Iranian military discusses a preemptive strike against Israel to prevent Israel’s preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities; Haaretz reports.
Iran lacks the missiles to massively breach Israeli air defenses, but even a few biological warheads can inflict serious damage on the Jewish state. Iran can do much better with the help of Syria’s mid-range missiles, but Syria is not ready for the 1973 scenario: attacking the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights to force the peace settlement.

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