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Former Israeli Spy Chief: Israel Can’t Withstand ‘Unbearable’ Fallout Of Attacking Iran

By Ali Gharib on June 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

"Former Israeli Spy Chief: Israel Can’t Withstand ‘Unbearable’ Fallout Of Attacking Iran"

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Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, the recently retired former head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency reiterated his concerns about an Israeli attack on Iran today, noting that Israel likely couldn’t destroy but could only delay an Iranian nuclear weapons program and that the regional conflagration resulting from a strike might be too much for Israel to withstand. The legendary spy chief, Meir Dagan, said, “If anyone seriously considers [a strike] he needs to understand that he’s dragging Israel into a regional war that it would not know how to get out of. The security challenge would become unbearable.” Last month, Dagan spoke out against a strike on Iran, calling the idea “the stupidest thing I have ever heard.” The statement caused a sensation in Israel, and much of the Jewish State’s security elite backed Dagan up.

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