Tuesday, April 13, 2010

In the news...

There are a lot of interesting news articles today:

Category: Wars and rumors of war

"Sarkozy warns of Israeli-Iran war"

"France urges strong Iran sanctions to avoid Israeli strike"

"Medvedev: Israeli strike on Iran could spark global catastrophe"

An Israeli strike of Iran's nuclear facilities could spark a nuclear conflict, which could spiral into a global catastrophe, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC on Monda

The Russian president also tried to estimate the meaning of what he sees as a war in the Middle East erupting as a result of such a move on Israel's side, saying "everyone is so close over there that nobody would be unaffected. And if conflict of that kind happens, and a strike is performed, then you can expect anything, including use of nuclear weapons."

"And nuclear strikes in the Middle East, this means a global catastrophe. Many deaths," Medvedev said.

"Think Tank Speculates War Could Break Out with Syria"

The increasingly open threats made by Syrian leaders and members of the Hizbullah terrorist group in Lebanon have led analyst David Schenker of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank to warn that war may be on the horizon. In addition, he noted, a future war could include Syria and not only its proxy Hizbullah: in February, Syrian leaders said Syria would not “sit idly by” in case of another war with Israel.

According to Israeli estimates, Hizbullah has managed to not only recover from the hit it took during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, but has gathered an even greater number of rockets than it possessed prior to the war. Current estimates put Hizbullah's arms supply at more than 40,000 missiles and rockets.

Syrian officials have spoken publicly about their support for Hizbullah, and have urged other Arab countries to support “the resistance” as well.

Another sign of Syria's increasingly open hostility came in late February, when Assad invited Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to dinner. At the meeting, Assad described support for anti-Israel terrorism, which he termed “resistance,” as “a moral and national duty in every nation” and talked with Ahmadinejad about “confronting Israeli terrorism.”

"Israeli forces strike Gaza militants"

Israeli forces fired at Gaza militants from helicopters and tanks early Tuesday, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding three others.

Gaza hospital officials said two more casualties remained at the scene, and that it was unclear if they were alive.

The clash erupted Tuesday near a border crossing in central Gaza. The Israeli military said it struck a group of Palestinians planting explosives near the border fence.


The rhetoric and the violence continues to build in the region. It seems to be a consensus by many world leaders, that war is inevitable. We know that too, based upon biblical prophecy. The question has become not "if" but "when". There is no way of knowing for sure, but it is hard to imagine it won't begin soon.

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