posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 02:26 AM
With the appointment of Netanyahu to form a new coalition, the Israeli government has taken steps towards that eventuality of going to war. The fear
that one should have about the situation is not for Israel, but for the other countries who will continue to provoke it. When Israel attacks,
ESPECIALLY if it is not counting on the backing of the United States, we could see the most devastating first strikes in recorded history.
As we have seen from past Israeli conflicts, the nation will be as aggressive as it needs to be to fight for survival. If it percieves a threat, we
must remember that there is no policy in Israel against a Nuclear first strike. Though, I don't see this happening without a full-scale attack
against Israel from Syria or Iran, we do have to realize that Israel has shown considerable restraint in not using the full might of its arsenal
against, first, Saddam Hussein, and now against the Iranians. Netanyahu's appointment is a statement that this period may be at an end.
One does wonder if the current administration will back an Israeli aggressive move. Though this move will, undoubtedly, be precipitated by other
states in the region, the Israeli counterattack would be swift and, ultimately, decisive. It's my opinion that, if the Obama administration
equivocates on standing policy that favors Israel, this will only press the small nation's back further against a rapidly approaching wall. This will
make their response even more decisive.
So, it would seem that, the tipping point is drawing near. Hopefully there is some diplomatic solution, but, it would seem that there are certain
factors at work that will cause a large escalation within the next 6 months.