Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Tipping Point In The Middle East

Over the past month things have been escalating in the Middle East in a fashion that nobody could have expected. Iran's complete defiance to the world regarding it suspected nuclear program, boasting of testing new weapons and wild threats against Israel and the world from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have caused great rifts in the international community. Iran has stated multiple times that it will not back down to pressure and if any country attacks, mainly the U.S., that they will pay for it around the world. Such threats are quite baseless when facing the overwhelming might and fury of the combined U.S. Military, and I have doubt that if an attack took place against Iran our biggest ally would be Israel.
On the other hand Israel may have it's hands full with all that's going on in Palestine. There are reports that Israel may again occupy parts of Gaza due to repeated rocket attacks from terrorists. The Hamas led government has been in financial collapse since the denial of aid from the U.S., Israel and the EU. The U.S. and Israel both consider Hamas a Terrorist organization, and if any more proof is need to that fact all you have to do is look at the recent suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, which has celebrated the attack further fueling resentment. President Abbas has condemned the attacks which has caused major ripples between his Fatah party and the newly elected Hamas. Also stoking the fires is that Hamas has decided to set up a shadow security force and named Israel's number 2 most wanted man to lead those men. All of this of course will come to a tipping point soon and something will happen, I'm just glad I'm on the side of the greatest military force off all time, and I got to tell ya I feel pretty safe!


Daydreamer of Oz said...

That's what I don't get....Seriously, I don't understand why they think they can win! Or is it that they just don't care?

Bushwack said...

Good post RWG, I have no doubt that a severe but whipping would be in store for Iran should we elect to act that way. I'm not sure it will come to that, Israel has got an eye in the sky and it won't be long before they eliminate the nuke threat; at that time politics will go into overdrive, like it did in Iraq years ago. Nothing ever happened to Israel after that incident.
(Maybe a just a hope and a prayer)

Stevin said...

Good stuff!
Iran is going to regret messing with Israel. And, I think it's going to happen soon. Not from us, but from Israel. They're not going to stand by and wait for the international body to decide again that Iran is a danger. What has the international body ever done for Israel?