By: Herbert London (full article)
“The gathering storm in the Middle East is gaining momentum. War clouds are on the horizon and like conditions prior to World War I, all it takes for explosive action to commence is a trigger.”
[…] “The only wild card that can change this slide into warfare is an active United States policy. Yet curiously, the U.S. is engaged in both an emotional and physical retreat from the region. Despite rhetoric which suggests an Iran with nuclear weapons is intolerable, it has done nothing to forestall that eventual outcome.”
[…] “the U.S. is perceived in the region as the "weak horse," the one that is dangerous to ride. In every Middle East capital the words "unreliable and United States" are linked. Those seeking a moderate course of action are now in a distinct minority.”
Comment: Why is there so little discussion of what is obviously a buildup to a regional war in the Middle East? With Turkey joining the Syrian/Iranian axis the line has been crossed from ‘there might be a war’ to ‘now it's only a matter of time’. The Iranians and their allies see clearly that Obama is a disaster for the West and probably a one termer. They are not stupid and can see their window of opportunity anytime between now and the end of 2012. A Middle Eastern war that includes the use of nuclear weapons will terminate nearly all oil production from the region. Oil is central to worldwide agricultural production and a massive disruption of oil production will cause a massive freefall collapse of agricultural production worldwide. Result: mass starvation, in the billions. If Israel is pushed to face its extinction it will lash out, as is its human right, to destroy (nuke) its regional enemies. Guess who will be included: Europe and the US for supporting its enemies and allowing the strategic drift to catastrophe.
That this is not being discussed by nearly anyone shows the fantasy land suicidal self destructive nature of people in the West that will get what they deserve.