November 29, 2012

Why did Hamas attack Israel now?

FormerSpook has a very interesting and I think, plausible explanation:

In fact, it might be argued that Iran was interested in an operational test of the Iron Dome, to determine the system's operational capabilities against larger volleys of Palestinian rockets.

This makes perfect sense. Iran wants a means test of Iron Dome to see what they're up against should they decide to attack Israel or want to retaliate after an airstrike against their nuclear program. They cannot afford to let Iron Dome thwart either effort. Now they have some data with which to revisit their war plans.

One more reason In From The Cold should be a regular read.

Posted by Duffy at November 29, 2012 03:03 PM | TrackBack

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