War With Iran: Six-to-One Against

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/16/2008 12:00 am EDT

The Iranians have clearly concluded that all the American and Israeli threats to attack them are mere bluff. Israel could not destroy all of Iran's nuclear facilities unless it was willing to drop large numbers of nuclear weapons on Iran. The United States could do the job using only conventional weapons, but in reply Iran could close the Persian Gulf to tanker traffic and cause a global economic crisis. So the U.S. and Israel must be bluffing, unless they are crazy.

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