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Iran attacks Israel
Iran attacks Israel | Ian Bremmer | Quick Take

Iran attacks Israel

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi, everybody. Ian Bremmer here, and a Quick Take on a Sunday, which usually means something is not going well, and that is certainly the case in the Middle East, where you had unprecedented strikes by Iran and its proxies against Israel.

Now, on the one hand, clearly a very dangerous thing to do, on the other hand, could have been a hell of a lot worse. What do I mean by that? Well, it is not World War III. Americans warned Iran not to hit the United States, and the Iranians gave a heads-up, days in advance, through a number of actors, most importantly through Iraq. This reminds me very much of after the American servicemen and women, three were killed in Jordan, by an Iranian proxy. The Americans did not want a war to break out with the Iranians directly, waited about a week, gave a heads up through Iraq, of the kind of attack that the Americans were planning, waited four days, gave the Iranians a chance to basically prepare and get their own forces out, and warned them that if this were to happen again, there would be direct consequences, a direct strike on Iran itself.

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Israel-Hamas war: Who is responsible for Gaza's enormous civilian death toll?

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here. And a quick take. I wanted to talk a little bit about the latest on the Israel War in Gaza. We've seen the last few days, we have had a lot of escalation, the potential for this war to continue to spill over well beyond Gaza, including potentially with Iran, which really nobody outside of the region wants to see. Most in the region really don't want to see it either, but certainly plausible. Also, a very tough call between Biden and Netanyahu just in the last few hours. This on the back of the Israeli Defense Forces strike killing seven members of aid workers for the World Central Kitchen. The very well-known organization. Their founder, chef Jose Andres, both kind of a folk hero in the United States across the political spectrum for Democrats and Republicans and the Israelis have immediately apologized and taken responsibility for the act.
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