JD: They’re serious about this situation and from their military operations in Syria they are ready to try to do what they promised wipe Israel off the face of the earth it seems like to me.
KT: They are Jimmy, but as I have argued I think the Israeli’s have exercised strategic deterrence here and I think what we are witnessing is extraordinary. We’re going to know whether Israel succeeds into deterring Iran or whether it doesn’t succeed in deterring Iran. I happen to believe that the Iranians are going to respond to the Israeli air strikes in Syria. They hit over 50 targets you know in the early mornings hours and all of those targets were where the Revolutionary Guards had set up shop, set up missile launchers, and had bases, they were training Hezbollah. And Israel hit all of those targets with apparent impunity. They didn’t lose a single aircraft. Syrian air defenses went on alert. We’re told launched missiles against the Israeli air force fighter planes but none of them hit.