Barring a "catastrophic development," reports Middle East Newsline, George W. Bush has decided not to attack Iran. An administration source explains that Washington deems Iran’s cooperation "needed for a withdrawal [of US forces] from Iraq." ___________________________________________________________________________ If correct, this implies that the Jewish state stands alone against a regime that threatens to "wipe Israel off the map" and is building the nuclear weapons to do so. Israeli leaders are hinting that their patience is running out; Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz just warned that "diplomatic efforts should bear results by the end of 2007." ___________________________________________________________________________ Can the Israel Defense Forces in fact disrupt Iran’s nuclear program?.. ___________________________________________________________________________ That Israeli forces have "a reasonable chance of success" to unilaterally destroy key Iranian nuclear facilities could help deter Teheran from proceeding with its weapon program. The Raas-Long study, therefore, makes a diplomatic deal more likely. Its results deserve the widest possible dissemination. ____________________________________________________________________________ The writer, director of the Middle East Forum, taught for two years at the US Naval War College. http://www.DanielPipes.org ____________________________________________________________________________ Can the Israeli Air Force take out Iran’s nukes? (Daniel Pipes in Jerusalem Post) —————————————————————- Daniel Pipes is een Amerikaanse joodse zionist. —————————————————————- DanielPipes.org website —————————————————————– Hij is Directeur van ‘The Middle East Forum’, een invloedrijke Amerikaanse denktank behorende tot de (pro-Groot)Israel lobby. —————————————————————– About The Middle East Forum.