Why Would Israel Attack Iran? Really?
Well, if that sounds like a dumb question coming from a professor, that's probably because he IS a professor, and professors don't have to be very bright to attain their positions. Professors are big on ideas, but they don't have the SKILLS to express themselves in an articulate fashion. I know this because I've been contracted in the past to ghost-write thought leadership papers for university professors.
See, these university professors such as Ira Chernus are hardcore Liberals. They don't understand history, they don't understand religion, they probably came into their position by cheating, and then they philosophize on abstracts with no connection to reality. They CREATE little alternate realities for themselves, and in these alternate realities they ask stupid questions such as Why Would Israel Attack Iran? Really?Even if the Iranians did manage to make a handful of nuclear weapons, why should we believe they would ever use them against Israel? They know that Israel already has 100 to 200 nukes of its own, enough to destroy every major city in Iran, and is perfectly prepared to use them. Iranian leaders have not given any evidence that they're interested in committing national suicide.And why should we believe Israel was better off before the Arab Spring, when its neighbors were all dictatorships, breeding grounds for popular anger that could easily turn (or be manipulated) against outside enemies? Governments that better reflect public sentiment are more stable and reliable for their neighbors to deal with. In fact, the Arab Spring movement is having a moderating effect on Islamist politics, as both the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are now demonstrating.Read the references to Israel's insecurity in the two Washington Post articles more closely, and a third question arises: Do Israelis leaders seriously believe that their national existence is threatened?