The following are 24 signs that we are
getting dangerously close to a major war in the Middle East....
#1 The United States has
just imposed tough new sanctions on Iran. Some of the new sanctions
are specifically targeted at the central bank of Iran. Stronger
sanctions have been a prelude to war in the past, and the Obama
administration surely wants to argue that "all other alternatives
have been exhausted" before going to war.
#2 The EU has
announced that all imports of crude oil from Iran will be banned
starting in July.
#3 The U.S. embassy
in Syria has been shut down and the Obama administration has once
again called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign.
#4 The U.S. has also
removed all diplomats from Syria.
#5 In speaking of the
removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Barack Obama is making it
very clear what he believes the final result will be....
"This is not going to
be a matter of if, it's going to be a matter of when."
This is very
reminiscent of the language that Obama used to describe the removal
of Gadhafi before the U.S. launched airstrikes in Libya.
#6 U.S. Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton is calling for "an international coalition" to
support the opposition fighters in Syria.
#7 Israeli Defense
Minister Ehud Barak says that Iran is moving their uranium
enrichment facilities into recently constructed underground bunkers
and that the point of no return is rapidly approaching....
"The world has no
doubt that Iran's nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and
is about to enter an immunity zone"
#8 There are
indications that Israel may consider launching an attack against
Iran without even notifying the United States. Aaron David Miller, a
Mideast peace negotiator during the Clinton administration, recently
made the following statement....
"There's a growing
concern - more than a concern - that the Israelis, in order to
protect themselves, might launch a strike without approval, warning
or even foreknowledge"
#9 The Washington
Post is reporting that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes
that Israel will strike Iran at some point during the months of
April, May or June.
#10 Former IDF chief
of staff Moshe Yaalon insists that an attack on Iran could be
"It's possible to
strike all Iran's facilities, and I say that out of my experience as
IDF chief of staff"
#11 U.S. State
Department spokesman Mark Toner says that the Obama administration
"is absolutely committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear
#12 Barack Obama
underscored his policy toward Iran in a speech just the other
"I've been very clear
- we're going to do everything we can to prevent Iran from getting a
nuclear weapon and creating a nuclear arms race in a volatile
#13 According to
Debka, thousands of U.S. troops have been heading to "two strategic
islands within reach of Iran".
#14 Iranian leader
Ayatollah Khamenei is speaking as if the coming war is a foregone
"The war itself will
be 10 times as detrimental to the U.S."
#15 Khamenei also
seems to think that the outcome of the coming war is a foregone
conclusion as well....
"In light of the
realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and
the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated"
#16 Khamenei also has
declared that Israel is a "cancerous tumor that should be cut and
will be cut".
#17 According to one
estimate, there are currently 200,000 missiles aimed at the nation
#18 Some Israeli
officials claim that Iran is trying to develop a long-range missile
capable of reaching the United States.
#19 The death toll
from the conflict inside of Syria continues to rise. According to
Debka, "a continuous Syrian bombardment beginning early Saturday,
Feb. 4, is estimated to have left a record 350 dead and up to 1,300
wounded in the Homs district of Khaldiyeh."
#20 According to the
United Nations, a total of approximately 6,000 people have been
killed since the conflict in Syria began.
#21 The city of Homs
is one giant war zone at this point. The following comes from a
recent article in the Telegraph....
"We can't count all
the bodies from the streets and the collapsed buildings. Anyone who
tries to go on the street might be killed - there are snipers," said
Abu Abdu al-Homsi, spokesman for the Syrian Revolutionary Council,
an opposition group, in Homs. "An old woman - her son was shot and
killed in the street, she went to get his body and was shot dead
#22 The Russians
appear to be very serious about supporting the Assad regime in
Syria. According to Debka, "the Russians backed their hard line
against the West by putting Rapid Reaction Force (aka Spetsnaz)
units in Black Sea bases on the ready to set out for Syria and
#23 It is being
reported that a Hezbollah official has indicated that Hezbollah will
attack Israel if Syria is attacked.
#24 There are even
signs that Saudi Arabia is busy preparing for a coming war. The
following comes from a recent Debka article....
"Our military sources
report that the Saudis this week wound up their own intensive
preparations for war. Large forces are now deployed around Saudi oil
fields, pipelines and export facilities in the eastern provinces
opposite the Persian Gulf, backed by anti-missile Patriot PAC-3
batteries. American, British and French fighter-bombers have been
landing at Saudi air bases to safeguard the capital, Riyadh."
If a major war does
erupt in the Middle East, what is that going to do to the global
economy and the price of oil?
When the next major war does erupt in
the Middle East, it is going to
change the world forever.
what kind of change will that be?