If We Aren't Going to Bomb, We Have to Deter

(Jerusalem Post) Boaz Ganor - When the sun rises the day following Iran's acquisition of a nuclear bomb, the U.S. will instantly lose its international hegemony, as we will witness the emergence of a radical Islamic nuclear superpower. Under the Iranian nuclear umbrella, Iran's vassal terror organizations - Hizbullah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Palestinian arena, Shi'ite elements in Iraq and elsewhere - will be immune to reprisal. Only the fear of instant annihilation might dissuade a nuclear Iran from pursuing its expansionist goals. The writer is director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya.

2010-11-25 07:44:15

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