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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

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Too breezy David:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/10/the_ticking_clock

There may be a bit of internal conflict in the Middle East for the time being but the end game for the Islamists is the destruction of Israel. Israel will be preparing for the next part of the conflict and probably know when and how it will start.

My money is on Israel ratcheting up the tension so as to provoke Iran into a bungled retaliation that brings in the U.S. Even the Americans would probably prefer concerted effort to a "wild card" Israeli strike, as the latter would provoke Arab retaliation on a wider scale.

Either way, holidays in Eilat will not get over-booked in the coming months...

"...the Americans would probably prefer concerted effort to a "wild card" Israeli strike, as the latter would provoke Arab retaliation on a wider scale."

We can't be sure about that. Wikileaks, and commonsense, tells us that most of the Arab nations are secretly communicating with Israel, hoping for an attack. They despise Iran as much as the Israelis. Of course, they will later claim to be outraged, but it will all be a show.

Dom makes a good point but also it is necessary to take the Shia/Sunni religious divide into account, as well.

Not on my "normal computer" but I notice Dom's commenting so... I do so NOT enjoy these 'kiddie-sized' keyboards - anyway, an old link:

http://www.fpri.org/enotes/201102.helfont.wikileaks.html

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