[QUOTE=solletica;1062835214]Israel can't start a war w/Iran by itself because it's govt. knows that if it did, it would lose or at best tie (i. e. similar to its war w/Hezbollah 7 years ago).
[B]Then again, Israel has never been able to fight any war by itself (i. e. without leaching off the American taxpayer)
Correct, and I am sure that the United States Constitution doesn't obligate the USA to defend Israel or any other nation.
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Most organizations generally don't like to commit suicide if it can be avoided.
Hours later Jerusalem is a smoking crater...
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