November 20, 2012

Is This How the Israel-Iran War Begins?

Michael Rubin, Commentary Magazine

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The Iranians often quip that they play chess while their opponents play checkers. Let us hope before it is too late that the Iranian regime comes to realize, despite its overconfidence, that it is not the grandmaster it believes itself to be.

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TAGGED: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hamas, Middle East, Gaza, Palestine, Israel, Iran


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