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Response to doxyluv13 (Reply #82)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:13 AM

91. What is on the other side of a "red line" beside war?

Presumably, the idea is that, once aware of the red line, they will back down and not move beyond said line. As many have noted, the Iranian regime is not suicidal. In theory, the US "red line" would deter them in a way that nothing the Israelis could say would.

I think the Israeli government would be thrilled if Iran stepped back from their pursuit and no one went to war. I certainly don't think they want to see Americans killed - that is a grotesque and preposterous accusation in my opinion.

Netanyahu, perhaps delusionally, believes that Iran wants to get nukes for potential use against Israel (is some form or another) He, therefore, wants to do everything possible to prevent that from happening. It's one thing to suggest, as many reasonably do, that he is being paranoid and misguided, it's another to say that he wants Americans to die.

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