Παρασκευή, 10 Μαΐου 2013

The Day After a Strike on Iran (by Marwan Muasher - THE NATIONAL INTEREST - May 10, 2013)

 

All eyes are on what it will take to prevent Iran from getting its hands on a nuclear weapon. If sanctions and diplomacy prove incapable of containing Tehran’s nuclear ambitions—and soon—a military strike to destroy or at the very least delay its program is seen as the least bad option available. Iran gaining a nuclear-weapons capability is a red line that the United States and Israel just won’t let it cross.
But not enough thought has been given to what happens after a strike is actually carried out.
Debate in the United States ends at how to prevent Iran from getting the bomb, while the repercussions of a military strike are not widely discussed. This ominously echoes the run up to the war in Iraq......

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