OK guys--I am calling for a first level GunsLot defcon. If you thought the "middle east problem" was/is complex, look what's happening now.
The Israelis will never allow that to happen, even if their populous is decimated. I predict they would make the fanatical Japanese look like games players, and IMHO, at this very moment we are closer to a widespread conflagration in the middle east than we have ever been--and it is the Israelis who will be the preemptive aggressors---Obama or no Obama.
Some might say, "So what? Let them blow each other to kingdom come!!". It ain't that simple. A little forethought tells you the aftermath would probably mean WWIII, if for no other reason, to gain control of the oil and other resources.
"Hegemony" has been a dirty word when the discussion turns to international events. We may have to learn to consider its meaning, seriously, in light of what is going to be upon us, soon.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
4 years 12 weeks ago, 11:35 AM