posted on May, 6 2013 @ 01:39 AM
This is just empty rhetoric. We hear it again and again. Syria is in no shape to go to war with Israel (dealing with mutiny at home), and Iran sure as
hell should know better than to instigate conflict. This is just them speaking words of war: a cold war.
We see it all the time in our sophisticated, yet subtle, modern world. North Korea and South Korea are in a state of verbal conflict; at times, the US
and China spat with one another (usually surrounding Taiwan). In order to gain leverage, or, respect in the eyes of your citizenry, it is necessary to
make threats. But a threat - a mere claim - is not a simple emotional reflex: it is something that requires a cost-benefit analysis. Would the regime
in Syria be better off fighting rebels at home, or, fighting rebels at home as well as the very powerful Israeli military? Do you think Iran really
cares to get involved - given their own internal power-struggles between Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah: between the "green" movement, and the
If it does devolve into an actual war, a very implausible pssibility, its even harder to imagine how this would evolve into "WWIII", as if the world
were just itching to go to war.
You already have the players all neatly layed out: China will be on Irans side...because - it no longer cares about it's continued economic
development? It's forgotten about it's vulnerabilities in the North (manchuria, upper mongolia), and west (in Xinjiang, and Tibet) or south (with
India) not to mention it's failure to reclaim Taiwan - according to the conditions of the US/China communique - in a peaceful manner (which they are
on the road to doing, via economic dominance).
So China most certainly is not going to be going into any wars: not with the subpar navy it has, not with it's many economic interests and ties with
nations you'll be pitting them against.
And nor would India. The only thing that really "improves" during wartime, is not the economy (a popular fallacy), but science seems to experience a
boon, particularly military related technology.
as for the attack itself... Syria had it coming. They continue to allow Iranian weapons shipments to be transported through their
territory, which, it should go without saying, is a violation of numerous international laws. Since they're doing nothing, and these shipments are
heading towards Hezbollah in southern Israel, weapons that will one day be used against Israel civilians, then undoubtedly the moral high ground is on