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Originally posted by Zaphod
It's sad that every airchair strategist thinks they have a real clue. There is 0 chance that Egypt and Israel are about to go to war, its actualy one of the few states that Israel is at peace with.
Originally posted by webpirate
I feel war is about to break out in the Middle East. There are multiple red flag warning that have come out. Some of these have been discussed in other threads, but I see this is possibly leading up to a major, if not world altering war.
It is well known that issues have always been there between most of the Middle East and Israel, if not all of it.
Obvious/public wars Israel has been involved in during it's short history. I will include a brief history of some of the events that have transpired.
-1948-1949 War [Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq invaded Israel shortly after it was formed. No real peace treaty signed]
-1956 War [Israel invaded Egypt. Occupied several key territories including the Gaza strip.]
-1967(Six Day War) [Israel again invades other countries, and occupies and eventually annexes Jerusalem's Old City, as well as the Golan Heights.]
-1973–74 War (The Yom Kippur War) [Egypt along with Syria attack Israel along with multiple other smaller Middle Eastern countries in an attempt to regain previous lost territories. Once Israel finally mobilized, they beat the invaders back and eventually occupied the West Bank area. It took the Camp David Accords to end this conflict.]
-Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas attacked Israel. They were beaten back, after Israel again supported by the US launched a massive invasion of Lebanon in retaliation.
There have been multiple smaller skirmishes ever since, but no other full blown wars. There is obvious animosity towards Israel and subsequently the US since Israel's creation after WWII.
Jumping forward 2 decades, the biggest concern after knowing all of this, is that most of the world suspects/knows Israel has nuclear weapons although Israel has always denied having any. Israeli nuclear weapons have always been the elephant in the room.
April 2010. The US is holding a Nuclear Arms summit. Iran refuses to attend, and then announces it's own Nuclear summit later in the month.
Egypt then presses for BOTH Iran and Israel to be pressed on their Nuclear weapons or attempts to make or obtain them. Ongoing thread here.
Israel then cancels participation just before the start.
Iran then warns citizens of Tehran to evacuate due to earthquake fears.. I didn't understand this concern at first, but after seeing this:
Israel warns it's citizens to evacuate parts of Egypt.
I now think Israel is planning attacks on Egypt for pressuring the summit about "the elephant." Coupled with the "earthquake warnings" from Iran, I feel unfortunately, war is imminent.
I am not trying to slam Israel here, but when pushed they have a history of pushing back even harder.
If it occurs, if Israel attacks Egypt, or especially Iran, the world is in serious danger.
[edit on 13-4-2010 by webpirate]
Originally posted by axiomaticobserver
I dont think so. Why would it happen now of all years?