February 6, 2012

Israel and Iran on Eve of Destruction

Niall Ferguson, Newsweek

AP Photo

It probably felt a bit like this in the months before the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel launched its hugely successful preemptive strike against Egypt and its allies. Forty-five years later, the little country that is the most easterly outpost of Western civilization has Iran in its sights.


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