posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 05:36 PM
The rhetoric from all sides is primarily political, not honest. Egypt might be saying they want Israel to stop, but that doesn't mean they're ready
to start shelling. The same with Russia, just because they agree that it has to stop doesn't mean they plan to fire-up any engines.
The situation in Egypt is very complicated, because although we see the progress, there are still factions there that make it less stable than it
could be. The idea that the Egyptian military was responsible for firing under instruction of the government is a little weak - and Israel knows that,
or they probably would have responded with more force.
However, I do believe that Israel should really be considering their position and the support for their actions right now. If all parties acting in
defence of Gaza decide to coordinate an attack on Israel's forces to stop them, they probably wouldn't last long.
Yes, that might illicit a response from the US, but would the US really be risking all-out war with Russia over Israel's actions? I don't think
that's plausible at all. People might think the US has Israel's back right now, but that situation is only maintained "in theory" and while
America isn't actively involved.
Can anyone here seriously see America rushing to Israel's defence if Russia joined Turkey, Jordan and Egypt in a coordinated strike on Israel's
forces? I mean that seriously. Forget your flag-waving, over the top American pride BS, and really think about whether that would be wise or
There are a lot of Americans who think their military is the mightiest and would go up against a force like that in defence of Israel, but I don't
think that's realistic, and it wouldn't be in the best interests of the American people either.