January 6, 2013

Bibi Isn't Balking on Iran

Alan Johnson, World Affairs Journal

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As difficult as it is to defend Israel in a nuclear-free Middle East, Ehud Barak is correct: it really will be a “different world” if the region goes nuclear. That is why Israel struck the Osirak reactor in Iraq in 1981. It is why Israel took out Syria’s al-Kibar nuclear facility in 2007. And it is why—if sanctions, military threats, covert ops, and diplomacy do not stop the Iranian program and the Ahmadinejad regime crosses the red line Bibi drew in New York—Israel may, with or without the United States, have to strike again.

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