Read this post from Sense of Events. This is an excellent explanation of the poor summer theater which is the
And don't miss this one (same place).
I'm left with the sense that the chance of war is very high. This will affect you and every aspect of you life.
I have said before, Iran is not content with the destruction of Israel. They mean to re-establish a Persian empire with total control over the Mideast. Terrorists tied to Iran have tried to destroy the Saudi oil fields a few times before. A massive attack from Iranian missiles, even if they are not nuclear warheads, could do it.
Think oil at $500/barrel, with all Mideast sources offline.
Because of that, the Saudis are as concerned about Iran as Israel is, and have agreed to allow Israel jets to overfly the Kingdom in conflict with Iran. The Saudis agreeing with Israel?
If Tehran really had their dream, the US and Israel would both have smoking holes where major cities used to be, and the major difference would be that not every soul in the US has been killed. The question really is how much of their dream does Tehran get?
Thank you for the links! Today my colleague Daniel Jackson, who wrote the "Summer Games" post you linked to, wrote that now open combat between Israel and Turkey is quite possible. Copy and paste: http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2010/06/whole-world-is-watching.htmlReplyDelete
Erdogan is determined to break the lawful Israeli blockage of Gaza even if he has to send his own navy to do it. As Daniel writes, "Turkey and Iran are betting the farm that Mr. President is all talk and no action."
And so far, that is all Obama has proved to be.
Thank you, Donald, and thank Daniel for the excellent summary. I just read the article at the link you posted, along with your own excellent post on D-Day, with the link to the 2008 post.ReplyDelete
I wish I didn't have to say this, but I believe our President is unlikely to help in any way. I would not be surprised if he ordered our air defenses to scramble against Israeli aircraft on the way to Iran.