Originally posted by Dustytoad
reply to post by marbles87
Israel has NO plays left in this game. It's up to the big dogs now. Look up Iran on a globe and then look at Israel. Look up bunker busters.. Look up
Israel has been left out of this "debate"
Although I agree with you for the most part, I also wouldnt dismiss a rogue israel going for Iran. No they dont have the power to face Iran alone, but
bibi and barak are 2 crazies who actually talk a lot more than they do. Now even if they're scared #less right now, they're also between a rock and a
Bibi and Barak have been saying this world and the next about Iran, how they stand alone and proud, bibi even went to the US saying "we dont need the
US to defend Israel, Israel can defend herself", all fine and dandy but now, specially alone, they'll have to put their money where their mouth has
been all this time.
So its possible they decide, in a somewhat either suicidal or sacrificial way, to go on with those words since Israel faces ridicule before the whole
world, and specially in the eyes of their enemies, of never meeting those threats with any action at all and that is a sign of weakness Israel cant
afford - not while being surrounded by ppl who, until now, been afraid or at least on the fence because of the loud barking. But if the dog doesnt
actually bite, the bark will not work forever. Their "friendly neighborhood" is not so afraid anymore and its getting stronger and noticing Israel is
just about the bark.
This is why I believe a bibi-barak lone rogue action is possible. Foolish but possible. Plus you cant trust israel. Israel is like the little kid that
grew up being bullied and now has a gun and will use it if he feels the LEAST threatened. If Israel sees itself in very very dire straits, the
possibility of using its nukes is far greater than any other country in the world - including so-called "crazy" Iran. The bullied kid can and will
lose its marbles if under great deals of pressure. They cant afford to be bullied anymore and again, till this day it was all bark and no bite, and
they have to show the world that they can bite.
Either way its a lose-lose situation for israel. If they pick a fight alone, without the might of the US covering their backs, they'll get crushed. If
they see things going slightly off and need to prove something and by any chance use nukes, the world will obliterate them, maybe by the US itself -
because by Russia, China and its friends, its almost certain they'll pound Israel to the ground, the surprise key here will be the US turning on them
for such act. If on the other hand they do nothing, they show weakness, therefore face annihilation by the hands of their friendly neighborhood.
At least one of these things HAS to happen. And the only good thing about Obama is his lack of support towards Israel.
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