It should be clear to Israel that Obama will not help stop Iran unless it becomes nessessary to Wag the Dog for political purposes. They have to go it alone. How shameful. Obam is trying to turn the USA in to one big giant “Hog Farm” like the one in Taos in the 60’s.
Joel 3 and Isaiah 17 come to mind as well as Psalm 83-
Israel has a missile defense capability, but whether it could handle a barrage of SCUDS remains to be seen. The wild card is Iran’s impending nuclear weapons. Iran could threaten nuclear retaliation against Israel for invading or attacking its Syrian puppet state. In any event, Israel cannot depend on the US for support as long as Obama is in the White House.
jh, I’m unable to access the whole article. I know WSJ provides a “temp link” for non-subscribers, and maybe some threshold of viewers has been hit?
MM (in TX)
Syria's alleged transfer of Scuds to Hezbollah could spark an uncontrollable chain reaction...It was not the Israeli government's intention to leak intelligence that Syria had transferred the missiles, which can hit every city in Israel with a one-ton payload. The Israeli defense establishment was particularly keen to keep the matter quiet to protect its sources and methods. But in the way these things often happen in Israel, President Shimon Peres decided for reasons of his own that the issue belonged in the public domain... In 1967, a series of seemingly minor events, tactical misjudgments, and particularly an Arab perception that the West would not honor its international commitments or come to Israel's defense triggered a war the consequences of which have defined the Middle East ever since. We are adrift in those same waters today.Thanks jhpigott.