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Reader comment on item: Panetta Predicts an Israeli Strike on Iran
in response to reader comment: Why is ISR not acting now? Variables, Turkey, Syria and Iran

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 24, 2012 at 18:43

Evidently, this took some time to be processed for a response; but that may afford a retrospective glance back (kind of like 20-20 hindsight) to see if our prognostications held any validity; or maybe we are afforded a chance to revisit the scenario with an altered set of circumstances.

But, first, let me be plain: Iran is a dichotomous political entity, seething in her national bowels with secular visions of a democratic sort; of a people desiring to live life in pursuit of those very things most people of peaceful intentions desire, yet running in conflict and contrast to the Iranian Islamic religious controls that seek to dominate not only the local scene, but the regional one as well. In this contradiction of political contrasts, it is the Islamic Revolutionaries of Iran that have the controls of nuclear intentions firmly in clenched fists; and those intentions are manifest: if they can do it at the right opportunity, they will.

But you mentioned Syria, still embroiled in civil conflict, yet another government stretching to retain power, that in spite of all odds, reaches beyond its borders and drives influences that will have devastating consequences for the region, no matter who emerges in control in Syria. Quietly in the background, there are the influences from Moscow that watch in the shadows, sometimes quietly exerting some advise as to how to bring pressure on the population. Iran, too, watches.

That Turkey remains 'neutral' is yet to be determined as there are border issues that still simmer, yet Bashar al-Assad is not ready to deal with Turkey directly for the obvious reasons. But Turkey, for the moment, can afford to wait. Damascus is in jeopardy, though.

From a globalist's perspective, much is at stake; for the outcome in Syria may, or may not, escalate regionally, so much so that Israel, facing instability on multiple fronts, will be eventually targeted, not merely by Iran, who can barely wait to get at Israel, but by a larger international community continuously engaged in destabilizing Israel for eventual divisions into secular or 'Palestinian' statehood.'

Israel will not wait beyond a point of no return, a situation not too many appear to understand. When that happens, the world will speed past stages II and III at ballistic missile speed and the world will never recover from the results. But note this: Iran is likely to the catalyst, but the reaction will be multinational; and that why WWIII is potentially just around the corner – irrational or not.

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