Monday, May 17, 2010

Israel Wargames Assuming Iran Has A Nuke

Is this begrudging acceptance or meant at bolstering Israel's determination to make sure Iran does not get the bomb? I am leaning toward latter because, but either way it is always a good idea to be prepared. Unfortunately it seems that it is all bad news if Iran gets their hands on weapons grade material.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE64G0BQ.htm

"A nuclear-armed Iran would blunt Israel's military autonomy, a wargame involving former Israeli generals and diplomats has concluded, though some players predicted Tehran would also exercise restraint.

Sunday's event at a campus north of Tel Aviv followed other high-profile Iran simulations in Israel and the United States in recent months. But it broke new ground by assuming the existence of what both countries have pledged to prevent: an Iranian bomb.

"Iranian deterrence proved dizzyingly effective," Eitan Ben-Eliahu, a retired air force commander who played the Israeli defence minister, said in his summary of the 20-team meeting.
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