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Editorial

A bounty of empty threats

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 an Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza. INov. 17, 2012. An Israeli air attack reportedly staged in Syria this week may be a sign of things to come. Israeli military officials appear to have concluded that the risks in attacking Syria are worth taking when compared to the dangers of allowing sophisticated weapons to reach Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ahikam

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 01, 2013, on page 7.

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