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Weekly Review

July 17, 2006

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Mark’s insight into the War between Israel and Hamas/Hezbollah/Syria/Iran
And other news of the week…

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  • Gort Beranga, messenger to the planet Urantia July 18, 2006 9:17 am

    The disturbing thought is–if Israel was pushed to the brink–they are a country that has the military instincts to enact their nukes
    Israeli air strikes into Iran in search of Hezbollah could polarize Russia and China against Israel (to protect their oil interests)
    The capturing of, initially, one Israeli soldier was not enough provocation for war for a nation seeking peace–Israel obviously wanted reason for confrontation for a situation that they saw was building out of control–in essence Israel’s actions are passive-aggressive pre-emption
    And the U.S.–Israel’s greatest ally–is also their prototype for this policy with the precedent of the incursion into Iraq
    Is Armageddon–a face-off between Israel and the Kings of the Orient such a far-fetched tale?
    Be not afraid when flying saucers are sighted above the Mount of Olives

  • Mark Levine July 17, 2006 8:22 pm

    Iran and Israel can’t really fight each other easily as they have no land border. Iraq (with US troops) is in the way. And I don’t think Iran would go through Iraq to attack, particularly with US troops there. There could be a missile/air war, of course. Certainly it’s not a war that either country would want as both Israel and Iran have very powerful militaries. (And of course, Iran is 40-50 times the size of Israel.)
    Then again, if Israel’s very existence were at stake, it could use its nuclear weapons as a last defense. It’s an awful thought.

  • Isn't it obvious? July 17, 2006 7:05 pm

    The kidnapping of the two Israeli soldiers (and the murder of others) was an unprovoked act of agression – an uncalled for invasion, under orders from Iran. The conflict would stop if Hezbollah returned those who were kidnapped.
    Israel doesn’t want war but when their very existence is at stake, they will accept it.

  • The question man July 17, 2006 6:19 pm

    So Israel should attack Iran–take out their nuclear capabilities and bypass the ineffectiveness of the world community?
    How is an Iran-Israeli face-off avoided?

  • mike July 17, 2006 4:27 pm

    This entire lets take Israeli Hostages and rain rockets down upon their towns and cities is driven by Iran’s desire to deflect attention for their unrelenting drive to acquire Nuclear Bombs. If Iran was not providing the cash, neither Hezbolah or Hamas would be in a position to maintain their attacks.