In Iranina mind, they already are at war with the wahabi at least through proxies and diplomatic words (and they were at war through Irak hugely supported by KSA/UAE/Qatar in the 80s)
Remember that it costed 1 millions casualties for the Iranian forces including between 60 and 80 000 gased soldiers
In the collective mind this is not something that it is easilly forgivable and forgettable
As for the advanced GCC jets, having the lastest fancy equipment doesn't mean they know how to use it. Pakistani merc pilots are not known to be very good
On the other hand, US or French pilots in local aircrafts can do the trick
Anyway nobody has answered my previous question that i think is something very important : How do you expect a country to react to the bombing of one of its nuclear facility that would release in the air radiochemical pollutants that would contaminate a several million inhabitants city, turning Tchernobyl and Fukushima into a kindergarden level spill. ?
I wonder if Pentagon officials could predict beforehand that their subsidization of Israel's fighter fleet could potentially help Israel tread down a path that they didn't approve.
Last edited by Ambassador; 12-27-2011 at 08:28 AM.
So yeah, there is A LOT at stake here.
I don't think something is going to happen, It looks to me that Israel risks at lot more if it would attack Iran, yes maybe Iran will get it's nuclear bomb in the near future, but they won't use it, they may threaten to use it, but they won't, maybe it is even for the best, history has learned us that a full-scale war between two atomic powers is very unlikely, it might even bring some stability in the Middle East.
Pakistan has been very very close to Saudi Arabia only flirting with China in the last decade
Shortly after Pakistan tested its nuclear weapons in 1998, Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan visited Pakistan and toured its nuclear and missile facilities outside Islamabad. Pakistan’s famous A.Q. Khan provided some of the color commentary for these unprecedented tours. At the time, U.S. officials expressed concern that the Pakistanis might be providing a nuclear weapon to the Saudis.
Several experts reported after the trip that a secret agreement was concluded that would ensure Pakistan would provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology and a bomb if Saudi Arabia felt threatened by a third party nuclear program in the future. Both countries, of course, denied the stories. Assuming an agreement exists, it is likely the two have practiced the deployment of Pakistani warheads to Saudi Arabia for use with Saudi delivery systems.
KSA technically provided a lot of the money to Pakistan.
Israel can not act alone but a coalition of willing could be met with a similar coalition that might bring about major war.
did you get that from fox news too? what similar coalition? unless you are talking about Hamas and Hezbollah. I do agree that it's very unlikely that Israel will act alone...the potential outcome is too uncertain for them and everybody else.Israel can not act alone but a coalition of willing could be met with a similar coalition that might bring about major war.