“Let’s assume we bomb in Iran,” the senior source told me. “What do you think will happen the next day?
I repeated what everyone else has been saying: We can expect blood, fire and smoke; hundreds of missiles will be fired at Israel.
“That’s not the real scenario,” he said. “The problem is not that they would fire 300 missiles at us in two days, but rather, that they would do the opposite – fire only five or six missiles each month, but keep doing it for two years.”
And what would happen then? I asked.
“Israel’s airspace would be closed down,” the senior source said. “Airplanes will not be taking off, ships carrying goods will not be arriving at Israel’s ports, life here would grind to a halt, and our economy would be paralyzed.”
So we shouldn’t bomb Iran? I asked.
“That’s an operational question,” he said. “But Israel’s citizens should at least know what they are facing.”