Originally Posted by whburgess
They don't have to actually attack Israel. They only have to demonstrate that they are both willing to mount a devastating nuclear attack, and able to do so. That alone will transform the politics of the region, and not for the better.
Can you describe this transformation in more detail? I mean, when the time comes that they have the capability, isn't it just a matter of Israelis deciding (as is their habit) that they won't be cowed by weapons which are never used? And that they (or someone else) will respond if weapons are used?