Posted By RichC on April 23, 2012
The U.S. and its allies finalized operations in Iraq last year, but continue to struggle with what victory looks like in another theatre of operation (Afghanistan). The sabers also rattle a bit louder this weekend regarding another possible middle-east war. This weekend Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was interviewed by the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and stated that “In principle, we are ready to act.” Ynet.com reported that Gantz emphasized in a pre-Israel Independence Day interview that their intelligence assessment is that given the strategic reality and instability in the region that the change of deteriorating into war is higher now than in the past and that 2012 is going to be a critical year. “The State of Israel believes that nuclear arms in Iran’s possession are a very bad thing, which the world should stop and Israel should stop. We are preparing our plan accordingly.”
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
– Matthew 24:6