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In comparison, Israel:

- already possesses several hundred nuclear warheads, with the missile deliverance capability at its disposal

- has access to hi-tech military technology only matched by the United States

- has already shown complete disregard for human life through its oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, and its targeting of civilians in wars against Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories.

- has not only threatened Iran, but has the capacity and the determination to carry out such threats. Iran might threaten to destroy Israel, but as demonstrated above, certainly lacks the military power and regional support to do so.

Iran, despite its posturing, has not attacked or engaged in a war with any of its neighbours bar Iraq, and that was a defensive war. Israel, on the other hand, has a bloody reputation of bullying and invading its neighbours.

Please, don't fall for Israeli and Western media and government attempts to stoke fear. Fear is a common tactic used as a cloud, a justification for governments to pursue militaristic agendas. Iraq is a perfect example of that.

Ahmedinejad uses Israel to improve his local standing, and the Israelis use Ahmedinejad to further their military objectives.

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There is no way Iran could (even if it wanted to) annihilate Israel. Israel is by far the regional power and is more than capable of defending itself (even without US intervention). Israel on the other hand, has the capability to destroy every Arab capital in a 48-hour turnaround.

Considering its history and current policies, as well as the military hardware available to it and the tacit backing of Western governments, Israel looms as a greater dangerous threat to regional stability than Iran.

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Antoun Issa very accurate. Can Israel have a year without bombing anyone? When has Iran done anything? Never. Keep putting debt on my generation and others to come in the US thanks to our country paying for it. Message to US government don't pay for it or you will in the next election.

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