Monday, 24 May 2010

israel Announces its Demise

'Israeli Retaliation Must Include Major Muslim Sites'

A new paper from the BESA Center for Mideast Security and Policy says any Israeli response to a non-conventional attack from Arab countries must include an attack on sites of “major symbolic importance for the Muslim world”.

“If the source of a terrorist nuclear attack against Israel is unknown, or if it is known to originate with al-Qaeda or Iran, Israel should make it clear that its response will be unlimited and include not just major population centers, but all sites of value, including those of major symbolic importance for the Muslim world.”

“A declaratory policy such as this might be highly inflammatory and further exacerbate the religious dimension of the US and Israeli confrontations with the Muslim world. This policy should therefore not be announced officially, as part of Israel's declared retaliatory posture, but should be made ‘known’ much as the international community ‘knows’ that Israel has nuclear weapons, whether they do or do not in fact exist. The policy can be ‘leaked’ in a variety of manners.”

'A one-time failure to act devastatingly to prevent or retaliate for nuclear terrorism would be an invitation for further attacks and guarantee Israel's final destruction. At present, the state of the threat is such that the need for a change in Israel's deterrent policy is not yet imminent, but it must be followed closely to determine the appropriate timing.'

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