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Assad is a lot of things, but suicidal he is not.  He knows what Israel will do in retaliation.
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Assad is a lot of things, but suicidal he is not.  He knows what Israel will do in retaliation.

That may be the idea of threatening to tie Israel down with a coalition that includes Iran:  that several of the countries may suffer serious damage but that at the end of the day Israel will be overwhelmed and defeated.

Then again, it's most likely the sort of morale-boosting rhetoric these sorts spout off all the time.

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That may be the idea of threatening to tie Israel down with a coalition that includes Iran:  that several of the countries may suffer serious damage but that at the end of the day Israel will be overwhelmed and defeated.

The thing is, every Arab country knows what will happen if Israel is about to be defeated.  They will launch their entire nuclear arsenal and take all of their enemies with them.  Not only do they have the Jericho II and III ballistic missiles, the latter of which can actually hit nearly any target on Earth, but their submarines carry nuclear tipped cruise missiles ensuring a second strike capability.
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If he does, he will prove to the world he is more incompetent than Obama. 10631
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I think Assad will take the propaganda bonus from dead children, bombed schools and hospitals and crying mothers and play that to the hilt...with accompanying video of destruction and humanitarian crisis from American bombing.  That will work much better for him than firing on Israel.
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I think Assad will take the propaganda bonus from dead children, bombed schools and hospitals and crying mothers and play that to the hilt...with accompanying video of destruction and humanitarian crisis from American bombing.  That will work much better for him than firing on Israel.

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