Posted By LambChop
Anthony Cordesman (former aide to Sen. John McCain) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released a report stating that Israel poses the real threat to all of the Islamic Republic’s major population centers. “Israel now poses a more serious existential threat to Iran than Iran can pose to Israel in the near term,” he wrote.
Cordesman also wrote that Israel extended the range of its nuclear land-based missiles which are armed with hydrogen fission thermonuclear warheads (more powerful than “standard” atomic warheads). Israel is most likely working on sea-launch cruise missiles as well.
Israel has never admitted to maintaining a nuclear arsenal. Nor has Israel ever suggested use of these types of weapons to commit genocide or to be used without provocation. Iran on the other hand has repeatedly decried the very existence of the Israeli nation stating time and time again that they will not recognize Israel as a nation. Iran has referred to Israel as a cancerous tumor. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stated his goal for "the regime occupying Jerusalem" is to "vanish from the pages of time," and has repeatedly called from annihilation, destruction of Israel.
The trouble with this study is that it can be used as fodder for the Obama administration's anti-Israel crowd - pretending that the underdog, Israel, is really "the villain" because of their technological advances. The reality is because Israel is democracy that promotes free-market principles and emphasizes education and preparation of its citizens, Israel has been able develop sophisticated technologies to deter hostile actions by the countries that surround Israel and have called for the total destruction of Israel.