It’s been reported that the Iranians already have enough nuclear material for an atomic bomb and now the Israeli’s are discovering that America will not intervene and so preparations and planning are underway to take out Iran without American support. This is almost certainly the “crisis” that the gaff-prone Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Bidden was speaking about regarding a test that would surely come to a President Obama within six months. Israeli Prime Minister Olmert has been waiting and hoping against hope that the Americans would come in and take out the Iranian nuclear facilities to no avail. The bitter truth is that the Americans aren’t coming and won’t be coming because the days of the USA are over. If Israel wants to survive it needs to learn to do it within an American free world where the true power of America, its financial power, has been destroyed. The entire world economy is in terrible straits and the attack on Iran, if it happens, has been foisted onto the Jewish state while every other nation clings to a threadbare cloak of deniability.
Another bitter truth is that once Israel attacks Iran, I would suspect now that the attack would come in the spring within, weeks or months, of Netanyahu taking over as Prime Minister, is that this time a true regional war is likely to unfold. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a major war against Syria and a brutal retaliation against the “Palestinians” that would settle the matter once and for all if Israel wins. The bible has a well known prediction that Damascus Syria, the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth, with be utterly destroyed. This prediction has yet to be fulfilled but 2009 is looking very good as the year this prediction will come to pass. The Syrians and the Iranians are simply intolerable and as the Israeli’s deal with the existential threat in Iran the Syrians and the nongovernmental client groups like Hamas and Hizbullah will surely attack Israel. If Israel is to survive the only possible outcome means massive destruction in the region and potential use of WMD’s such as chemical/ biological weapons used on Israel and nuclear weapons used on Syria and possibly Iran.
Ever since the Russian Invasion of Georgia the sulking tyrant Vladimir Putin has been militarizing the Middle East and attempting to kindle anew the cold war by flooding the region with Russian Military Assets and with defense agreements. The question is if Mr. Putin; whose economy is much deeper in the pit that the rest of us given the collapse of oil prices, wants to honor his agreements with Syria and risk World War III. With Obama in the White House he just may push hard to see if Obama will fold or get some iron in his spine. I’m not terribly optimistic about the outcome and I doubt that Obama has a clue of what’s in store for him. I doubt that Obama has a clue about what he’ll do so Obama and the world will discover that together. Its not just on Wall Street where “uncertainty” is the kiss of death it also happens with young untried, untested, presidents take the helm in difficult times.
Joe Bidden is a bit of a buffoon at heart and he badly understated matters when he said that a President Obama would face a crisis in the first six months. Mr. Obama is likely to face a staggering multiplicity of crisis within the first six months and threats to oil recourses severe enough to level an existential threat to the United States of America played out amid a limited WMD war in the Middle East. It’s a shame that Israel had such a poor Prime Minister for so long because if Israel must go it alone they needed to do the attack on Iran while George W. Bush was still the President of the United States. Bush is a known quantity. Obama can be rolled.
Consider some clips from the Fox News reporting on the current situation:
Israel is drawing up plans to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and is prepared to launch a strike without backing from the U.S., an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.
Officials in the Israeli Defense Ministry told The Jerusalem Post that while they prefer to act in consultation with the U.S., they are preparing plans that would allow them to act alone.
“It is always better to coordinate,” a senior Defense Ministry official told the newspaper. “But we are also preparing options that do not include coordination.”
It would be difficult, but not impossible, to launch a strike against Iran without permission from the U.S., as the American Air Force controls the Iraqi airspace Israel’s jets would have to enter on a bombing mission.
However Israel intelligence sources say Iran has sufficient nuclear material to make an atomic bomb.
Last month, amid mounting fears in Israel that the U.S. was doing nothing to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s Prime Minister, warned President Bush the last chance of destroying Tehran’s nuclear bomb-making program was passing.
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