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Israel is myopic beyond Iran

Submitted by Tarek Fatah, Sep 16, 2013 16:10

The obsession with Iran and the bizrarre thinking that pits Shia vs. Sunni will prove to be injurious to Israel in the future.

The above logic does not explain why Sunni Pakistan, with 100 nukes and missiles that can hit Israel, is allied with Syria's Shia regime or why Sunni Hamas is allied with Shia Iran.

Perhaps my op-ed in the J. Post may help:



Why is Yaakov Lappin ignoring Bernard Lewis's views on MAD?

Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic, Sep 14, 2013 10:20

I agree with the basic premise of this article that the Shi'ite axis is a greater threat to Israel than Syrian jihadis. However, Yaakov Lapin writes: "If Iran isn't stopped, Hizballah, and other terrorist semi-states like Hamas in Gaza, could try to attack Israel while enjoying protection from an Iranian nuclear umbrella."

The problem is that once Iran gets nuclear weapons Iran may, according to renowned scholars of Islam, proceed to use them undeterred. It is Iran, not Hizbollah and Hamas which presents the main threat. Why, just why, is Bernard Lewis's warning "for people with this mindset, M.A.D. is not a constraint; it is an inducement" being disregarded even by Yaakov Lappin?

Why are Bernard Lewis's views on MAD ignored?



A Few Problems Contained in this Article

Submitted by FactsRule, Sep 10, 2013 23:00

While trying to show how the Syrian regime is worse than the opposition, you destroy the argument by mentioning the fact that the opposition, who are far worse than mentioned in the article, if they were to get a hold of wmd, would pose as big if not a bigger problem to Israel & others. And, you don't consider that the opposition would use every means to destroy Israel, including making nice with Iran.
The truth is that both sides are totally evil & should be encouraged to do only one thing, completely destroy each other. This is the ONLY effective compassionate solution for the largest number of innocent people in the area.
I'm also shocked to see your words concerning Iran. I cannot believe that you actually believe that anything will deter Iran from obtaining & using nuclear weapons, short of decent countries destroying them.


Lee Jay

Submitted by Charlie, Sep 10, 2013 16:15

Very good response from Lee Jay, totally agree


Don't like the implication of this piece.

Submitted by Steve Klein, Sep 10, 2013 15:01

The implication here seems to be that Israel is helpless and is completely dependent on the United States -- that is on Barack Obama -- for her welfare and her security, though Israel's prime minister insists, that is not the case, but it is apparently the case. Mr. Lappin appears to confirm it is the case. Israel could not topple Assad? More importantly, Obama has made it abundantly clear with his actions to date, by his insipid sanctions, his administration's pressure on the Israelis to trust him (to stand down) and not do anything about genocidal Iran's nuclear program or her threats to annihilate Israel's Jews. If Israel does not act, Iran will join the nuclear club. All else is delusion.


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Israel is myopic beyond Iran [67 words]

Tarek Fatah 

Sep 16, 2013 16:10

Why is Yaakov Lappin ignoring Bernard Lewis's views on MAD? [122 words]

Mladen Andrijasevic 

Sep 14, 2013 10:20

A Few Problems Contained in this Article [146 words]


Sep 10, 2013 23:00

Lee Jay [8 words]


Sep 10, 2013 16:15

Don't like the implication of this piece. [121 words]

Steve Klein 

Sep 10, 2013 15:01

In other words, the Alawites and Christians can go to hell? [246 words]

Lee Jay Walker 

Sep 10, 2013 13:53

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