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article imageOp-Ed: Mideast war talk heats up

By Eliot Elwar     Sep 26, 2012 in World
This week, the war of words heats up. A defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be eliminated, while Obama declares U.S. will prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. Chief Rabbi utters Israel will be victorious as Iran test launches its anti-warship missiles.
From Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be ‘eliminated,’ ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session. Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms to Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats to the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as ‘disgusting, offensive and outrageous.
From HAARETZ: U.S. President Barack Obama warned Iran that the United States will ‘do what we must’ to prevent it acquiring a nuclear weapon, and appealed to world leaders for a united front against further attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries. Preparing to take the podium at the United Nations six weeks before the U.S. presidential election, Obama hopes to counter criticism of his foreign record by Republican rival Mitt Romney, who has accused him of mishandling the Arab Spring uprisings, damaging ties with Israel and not being tough enough on Iran.
From HAARETZ: Seeking to step up pressure on Iran, Obama will tell the UN General Assembly that there is still time for diplomacy but that ‘time is not unlimited,’ according to advance excerpts of his speech, due to begin sometime around 1315 GMT. His tough talk appears aimed at easing Israeli concerns about U.S. resolve to curb Tehran's nuclear drive, as he reasserts before the world body that he will never let Iran develop an atomic bomb and then simply contain the problem. But he will stop short of meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand to set a clear ‘red line’ that Iran must not cross if it is to avoid military action. ‘A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,’ he will say. ‘It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. ‘The United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
From Israel National News: Israel will be victorious over Iran, with or without the help of the United States, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asked Jews to focus on good relations with others. Speaking in a special Erev Yom Kippur with Arutz Sheva, the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi pleaded for Jews ‘to be careful to observe mitzvos relating to others’ and not just those between Man and G-d. He reminded Jews that ‘Repentance, Prayer and Charity’ overcome the ‘evil decree’ and cited the victory of the Jews in ancient Iran (Persia) over the wicked Haman who plotted to destroy all Jews and in the end fell as a victim of his own trap. Rabbi Metzger quoted Isaiah 1:18, where the prophet tells Jews that by repenting, their sins ‘although they are like scarlet, shall be as white as snow [and] they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
From HAARETZ: Iran has test-fired four missiles designed to hit warships during a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military commander said. The missiles were fired simultaneously and hit a ‘big target’ the size of a warship, sinking it within 50 seconds, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the powerful Revolutionary Guard was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency. The Fars report late Monday was the first indication of an Iranian military exercise taking place simultaneously and close to U.S.-led joint naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, including mine-sweeping drills, which got under way last week. The U.S. Navy claims the maneuvers are not directly aimed at Iran, but the West and its regional allies have made clear they would react against attempts by Tehran to carry out threats to try to close critical Gulf oil shipping lanes in retaliation for tighter sanctions over its disputed nuclear program. Fadavi did not elaborate on the ongoing Iranian exercise or the type of missiles fired but said the Guard is planning a ‘massive naval maneuver in the near future’ in the strait.
Today, Iran and Israel are continually taking about war. Iran has threatened that this coming conflict will begin the Third World War, which analysts believe could happen soon. Israel could employ an EMP weapon system against Iran to paralyze the country’s military capability. Israel’s actions will prevent Iran from launching its ballistic missiles, which are probably equipped with chemical and biological weapons.
The events leading up to this Mideast war are accelerating rapidly each day. This Mideast conflict cannot be stopped by placation from Washington. Obama’s appeasement Mideast policies have created and shape the radical Islamic monster which has been set loose upon the world. Sadly, only great bloodshed and destruction can stop the proliferation of radical Islam worldwide.
Both Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood want to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem because this is the third holiest site in Islam. This means that Muslims have a religious duty to remove the Jews out of Israel and they must retake control of Jerusalem. The Jewish presence in the Mideast threatens all Islam because to Muslims Allah has cursed the Jews along with all non-Muslims. Therefore, the Jewish control of Jerusalem is an insult to Islam.
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