As we ring in the new years, the specter of war is again upon us and the entire free world. Going into 2012, America is already worn down from a decade of war and bad governance. Our southern border is helplessly unguarded as the drug war in Mexico threatens to engulf the country in civil war.
Our allies in Europe, some on the verge of bankruptcy from mismanagement and rising debt, others suffering from the rise of Islamic extremism, are badly in need of nothing short of a miracle in order to retain their sovereignty from collapse. To say we need a break is a gross understatement that threatens everything we have worked for in the last two hundred plus years.
Asia was rocked from the Taliban and other Islamic extremist groups in Af/Pak, to the earthquake/tsunami of Japan, from a stolen Russian election to the death of the Dear Leader, to the complexities of the Iranian problem, There is no light at the end of this tunnel.
With Africa and the Middle East collapsing country by country, and the enveloping rise of sectarian violence fueled by Muslim extremism, the chance of all out war grows every day. Saudi Arabia has joined with Jordan, Bahrain, and the Gulf States to stop the spread of Iran’s mullahs. Syria and Yemen engulfed in violence and poverty will fall in the next 6 to 12 months. Lebanon, controlled by Hezbollah is also on the edge as the Christians and the opposition movement of March 14th square off daily with the Iranian puppet government, how long that lasts will most likely be in contrast to how fast Assad falls.
The Palestinians, go back in forth on a unity government, while Hamas opens other avenues to join the Muslim Brotherhood, and openly calls for a Jerusalem Army to destroy Israel, all the while begging the United Nations for a state free of Jews, and most likely the Christians soon there after. They still, don’t get it.
And then there is Iran. Both the key to all that ails the Middle East and defiantly, the fuel to its fire. Are we too step in and stop them before they complete their genocidal nuclear mission? Or will we sit idly by and watch it burn, while awaiting it to come to our shores? My arguments are valid, and just the tip of the iceberg. This country needs to talk, now.
This is the question of the year, that year being the year of Iran.
Jeff Treesh is @IranAware