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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

International Crisis Within Six Months After Election

(Debka) - US intelligence’s amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams of both presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The information prompted the assertion by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden in Seattle Sunday, Oct. 19: “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.”

Israel has (nearly) run out of time....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Here's the reality of the situation. There is going to be an international crisis within three to six months after the election - period - no matter who wins. In all probability it will be a war between Israel and Iran, which the United States will be dragged into no matter what. I've already explored the reasons for this on this blog. To summarize, Israel has just a six month window to effectively attack Iran's nuclear facilities before Russia has set up naval ports and air bases within the Islamic State. Once that happens, any attack on Iran will effectively become an attack on Russian interests in the region, putting Israel at war with Russia. The Israelis cannot afford a war with the former superpower. They've got six months to act, or they must accept the reality of a nuclear Iran backed by Russia. The Israelis have already made it clear that they will not accept a nuclear Iran, and will act to stop it, with or without American help. During the 1980s, they demonstrated their willingness to go it alone when they bombed Iraq's nuclear facilities. So it's gonna happen folks. Like it or not, aside from a miracle in which the Iranians inexplicably back down and disarm, there is going to be a MAJOR war in the middle east probably before Passover of 2009.

What does that mean for Americans? Simply put, it means we're going to get dragged into it, even if we have nothing to do with it. Iran has made it clear, and repeatedly warned, that if they are attacked by Israel, they will retaliate against both Israeli and American interests in the region. This is mainly because the Iranians don't see any difference between the United States and Israel. From their perspective, Israel is nothing but an American beachhead in the Middle East. So in their view, an attack by Israel effectively IS an attack from the United States. They will therefore strike American targets in the middle east, and the U.S. will have no choice but to retaliate.  Congress will declare war, and that will be that.  With U.S. forces already stretched to the limit in Iraq and Afghanistan, America will be put to a test it has not faced since World War II.  When (not if) this happens, either Barack Obama or John McCain will be in the Whitehouse. The ONLY question that matters now is this. Who do Americans want in the Whitehouse when (not if) this happens in the VERY NEAR FUTURE?