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If Israel attacks Iran, will the mullahs welcome it?

August 13, 2010


"There are segments of the [Iranian] regime, parts of the military apparatus especially, that will welcome an attack, the heightening of tensions and even confrontation. Their strategy to react to this is to export conflict – to Afghanistan and Iraq and Lebanon and Gaza… they’ll raise hell anywhere they can, like in Saudi Arabia."

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-- Kaveh Ehsani, a political scientist who studies Iran at DePaul University in Chicago, speaking about a possible Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities soon.

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