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The Reasons Are Plenty - Which One is the Most Tempting

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 13, 2012 at 13:44

And there one sees that a reason for war does exist in a few short words and all that is left is to provoke a response that cannot be stopped.

Iran is going to be a nuclear threat, whether they can deliver the threat or not. But everyone can see that the United States is considered a lesser threat while the Russians and others bring to bear a differing position of response. Israel might be considered a player in all of this, but they are cornered into protecting their own with limited results and it is likely they will be swept into this one way or another, even if they did not start it.

Someone wants Israel to start something-that is seen in the Indian attack. Iran wants Israel to do something in order to justify a reason for putting even more pressure on the Jewish people. Kastelorizo can be added to the list of any of a number of reasons for prompting and Israeli response. After Turkey snubbed Israel in the past few months, one wonders what Turkey is really up to. Kastelorizo is just too close not to be a temptation for Turkey and PM Erdoǧan seems to be a likely candidate to bite.

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