posted on Dec, 31 2008 @ 11:00 PM
Looking around the world we see many problems and some serious political and religious conflicts.
I don't want to sound alarmist or seem as if i am overreacting but for the last three years i have been worried about the middle east situation.
Namely the Israel vs Palestine situation.
Let me preface this thread by saying i have no interest in either side, i don't care who kills whom, who wins or looses, i have absolutely no
interest in who wins this war. What i have interest in is the outcome of such a conflict.
My serious worry has always been the worst possible outcome of this conflict and it is as follows.
Israel attacks Palestine from the air, leading to a ground assault and occupation. Guerrilla warfare follows.
Iran supports from behind the scenes whilst making a big noise on the political stage.
Iran finally admits to direct support and offers help to the Palestinian state, supplying weapons and troops makes them a target.
The USA warns Iran to back off, 3 months of political rhetoric follow.
Russia and/or China enter this debate on the side of Iran. They offer financial and logistical support to Iran and by proxy Palestine.
Political talks fail, Russia cuts off gas supplies to certain European countries including allies of the USA, the UK being a key player here. China
further causes trouble by offering support to Iran with their latest weapons.
WW3 follows, Europe is caught in the middle and segments, each country following a different agenda. Split mostly in half Europe destroys itself.
This is my worst possible idea of what could happen. I believe Europe will hold this together because they want to remain a union and will pressure
the UN to hold it together. I have to admit that for once i am glad the EU exists to hold it together. I worry however that it won't hold together.
[edit on 31-12-2008 by ImaginaryReality1984]