Its priorities still reflect what exists today.
And Russia can’t be counted on to keep Iran out.
From suicide bombings to rockets to fire-kites.
And it won’t discourage terrorism.
Moral and strategic imperatives.
With serious ramifications for Israel.
It wants a victory, but underestimates Israel’s willingness to use force.
Israel must be ready to use force if necessary.
The Ben-Gurion doctrine vs. the Dayan doctrine.
The regime’s economic dilemma.
The Islamic Republic is in Syria to stay.
Deterrence, not grand initiatives.