I believe a world war has to involve most of the major powers in the world against each other!.
Iran, is on its own really because most of the Syrian government troops are already fighting against an opponent in their own country) Syria would
be useless to Iran in a time of war.
Would Egypt help out Iran ( doubt it, but i guess its an unknown what their position would be if Syria or Iran was attacked by the West and Israel
Personally, i think Obama would rather not have a war against Iran because this war isn't good for either party.
Because if Obama sends warplanes to blow up stuff in Iran. This is America declaring war on two more nations in the middle east ( Syria and Lebanon)
What happens than even limited actions against the west by Syria will compel Obama to order an attack against those enemy positions from where those
attacks came from! This is why i believe Obama and Clinton are backing the Syrian opposition so much ( better to have an ally with the power in
Syria than a foe)
I also think Obama and Clinton are well aware of the dangers of an Israel go it alone policy.
Israel go it alone policy can only work when the Syria Government falls. Attack now without out this ( the potential for Russia to get involved is
there) But would Russia risk a nuclear war to save Assad ( who knows?) Personally i think an attack on Iran will not happen till Assad is gone or
maybe by than Iran will have changed its ways?
I actually think the bigger risk to global security right know is what is happening in the south China. You've Japan and China ( second and third
largest economies in the world) squabbling over Islands. Everyday boats from each side patrol the area disputed. Recently planes from both sides have
begun to patrol the area. This a article not sure how reliable the source is, but it kind of highlights the dangers the world faces.
BEIJING - China is prepared to send its fighter planes to the disputed area off the Japanese coast if Tokyo again scrambles its jets and challenges
Chinese surveillance activities, Chinese media reported on Saturday.
"China needs to warn against Japan's attempt to intercept, or it will result in a response from China, such as sending the air force to the area and
reserving the right to take further actions," the state-controlled paper said.
The article was in response to Japan's despatching eight F-15 fighter jets soon after a surveillance plane owned by China's Ocean administration
flew over the Japan-controlled Diaoyu islands in East China Sea, islands that are also being claimed by China and are known as Senkaku in the
"It is necessary to speed up this action and make the patrol a regular move," said the article, which may have been vetted by senior Communist Party
Can you imagine a war between Japan and China ( this has a risk of bringing in the United States) and the global economy taking a nose dive with it.