Israel Preparing for the Unthinkable

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    This is a 10-page article. Might want to print out to read.

    Israel's Worst Nightmare
    By Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael B. Oren
    January 29, 2007

    The first reports from military intelligence about an Iranian nuclear program reached the desk of Yitzhak Rabin shortly after he became prime minister in May 1992. Rabin's conclusion was unequivocal: Only a nuclear Iran, he told aides, could pose an existential threat to which Israel would have no credible response. But, when he tried to warn the Clinton administration, he met with incredulity. The CIA's assessment -- which wouldn't change until 1998 -- was that Iran's nuclear program was civilian, not military. Israeli security officials felt that the CIA's judgment was influenced by internal U.S. politics and privately referred to the agency as the "CPIA" -- "P" for "politicized."

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    Isn't Israel's nuclear arsenal a response to any other nation's tiny nuclear arsenal? Maybe China, Russia, or America could scrae Israel's military, few others.
     
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