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Iran's Khamenei and Israel's Casus Belli

Happy Jake Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 1:21 PM
If the country attacking has no regard for human life, and sees it as its (un)holy duty to destroy the Jewish State at all costs, even the cost of millions of its own subjects, then yes, a country would attack a country able to cause it serious damage.
Bondman60 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 1:12 PM
Which is why I think Iran's reaction to an Israeli strike would be similar to Iraq's in 1980. That is, none at all.
Mark1369 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 3:12 PM
Even though I have little doubt the Atollahs are more than willing to attack I wonder if the population would follow along like they did against Iraq, Maybe a war with Israel would bring about the overthrow of Iran's govt that the protest from two years ago couldn't do. I don't think Iran's leadership has thought through all the ramifications of war because it appears they are out of touch with the general public.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

There are precedents for what Iran's "Supreme Leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just done. Khamenei is the top in Tehran who is threatening to wipe Israel off the map. Khamenei said "the fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography.” He said this to a meeting of Iran-Iraq war veterans. That 1980s war claimed millions of lives and was fought for what? Both Saddam Hussein of Iraq and the mullahs of Iran showed a complete disregard for human lives in that pointless brutal and inconclusive decade-long struggle.

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