Originally Posted by Parson
RJM the other possibility is that they might think that could destroy Israel or at least its ability to retaliate with the first strike.
That's the thing. How much reaction time would there be between launch and detection? Judging by how far apart the countries are, minimal. Tbh though I very much doubt that Iran will develop nuclear weapons - the Israelis will see to that,
As for not daring to launch because they might destroy each other; well that work when both sides are rational about it - but when you throw religion into the mix, then how far away is the suicide bomber from a national leader deciding to sacrifice his country and his people for his God?