It could come at any time ... the beginning of World War III.
Most of us don't pay too close attention to the never ceasing low rumble of Palestinian-Israeli-Iranian-Hezbollah diplomacy, threats and counter-threats. Nevertheless, it goes on and on.
We believe that an Israeli strike on Iran, or a U.S. military hit on Iran will likely trigger a response that will at the minimum lead to an economic collapse, and at worst a conflagration of violence not seen since the last world war.
Here are links to two articles that discuss the current state of affairs. Perhaps we should pay more attention ... everything may be at stake.
Ramping up the rhetoric of war in a volatile region can lead to a misstep and once the dogs of war are off their leash, it will be hard to bring them to heel.
Normally, if two countries with powerful nuclear arsenals were openly musing about attacking a third country over mere suspicions that it might want to join the nuclear club, we’d tend to sympathize with the non-nuclear underdog as the victim of bullying and possible aggression.
You might think that – unless you were told that the two nuclear-armed countries are Israel and the United States and the non-nuclear country is Iran. Then, different rules apply, especially it seems in leading American news outlets like the New York Times.
In what reads like a replay of the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Times and other major U.S. news media appear onboard for war, again happy to make the likely aggressors the “victims,” and to turn the prospect of a bloody conflict in a Muslim country into a parlor game. ... MORE