Op-Ed: Mideast war could erupt by summer

Posted Apr 16, 2012 by Eliot Elwar
Today, both Israel and Iran inch closer to war. The Mideast drama continues as non-constructive ambiguity on Iran lingers and Israel's prime minister remains dismissive about Iran nuclear discussions.
President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting at the White House
President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting at the White House
Executive Office of the President
According to HAARETZ, and the Jerusalem Post, on Saturday, 14 April, the discussions among the global officials and Iran concluded with a resolution, not related to the uranium enrichment suspension or escalation of economic sanctions, but all decided for additional talks in five weeks. Israel might stay silent to permit Western diplomats to try and finish the job. However, if the Western diplomats fail, the Israeli military option could be the only option just before the summer begins, which is a season favorable, due to clear skies, for combat aircraft strikes on enemy targets. Israeli defense forces officials are doubtful the discussions will preclude any Israeli-Iran conflict. Analysts perceive Iran as being too close to the the development of nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Iran is not suffering enough economically, despite the financial sanctions against the nation.
According to press reports, on Thursday, 12 April, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad affirmed that the Islamic Republic will never surrender its nuclear rights even under tremendous pressure. In the meantime, the Iranians are demanding European and American assurance never to conduct combat operations on their nation while the discussions persist. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes that there is convincing probability Israel will strike Iran before June, previous to Tehran arriving at what Israeli analysts referred to as the “zone of immunity.” This is the point when it would not be possible to prevent Iran’s nuclear advancement towards weaponization.
According to Reuters, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his frustration on Sunday, 15 April, about delaying the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers for five weeks. During discussions with US Senator Joseph Lieberman, Netanyahu said "My initial impression is that Iran has been given a freebie. It's got five weeks to continue enrichment without any limitation, any inhibition.” Netanyahu also said "I think Iran should take immediate steps: first stop all enrichment, take out all the enriched material and dismantle the nuclear facility in Qom. I believe that the world's greatest practitioner of terrorism must not have the opportunity to develop atomic bombs.”
As Iran gets closer to developing nuclear weapons, a conflict between Iran and Israeli appears very likely. Israel has few options outside of preemptively attacking Iran to destroy its nuclear weapons program to prevent another Jewish genocide. This Mideast war will unite Muslims against the Jewish community worldwide and this conflict could bring about the restoration of the caliphate system overnight.
When the US and Europe back Israel during this war and initiates their strikes on Iran’s military targets, it will be primarily to defend Saudi Arabia from Shiite Muslims. Saudi Arabia fears a nuclear Iran because Iran is a Shiite Muslim nation while Saudi is a Sunni country. In the past, these two Islamic groups fought bloody and violent wars to determine the control of Islam with the Sunnis emerging victorious. Saudi Arabia stands in the way of Iran’s religious desire to control Islam. Iran would use nuclear weapons to threaten Saudi Arabia and dominate Sunni Muslims in the Mideast. The West will protect the Sunnis Muslims of Saudi Arabia by using their protection of Israel as a smoke screen. Therefore, by defeating Iran's militarily the West will continue maintaining indirect control of the oil rich regions in the Mideast.