I want to present a new article that comes from the website: Black Listed News, at www.blacklistednews.com, entitled: "24 Signs That We Are Dangerously Close To A Major War In The Middle East", for my own readers to view in its entirety. Many of the points are valid, and of course there are some that I do not agree with, and I will state my reasoning in comments to follow:
24 Signs That We Are Getting Dangerously Close To A Major War In The Middle EastFebruary 7, 2012
Is 2012 the year when we will see a major war in the Middle East? For years we have heard about rising tensions in the Middle East, and for years we have heard politicians express concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, but now things really do seem to be reaching a boiling point. In just the past few days, the U.S. government has imposed tough new sanctions on Iran and has totally shut down the U.S. embassy in Syria.
“This is not going to be a matter of if, it’s going to be a matter of when.”
“The world has no doubt that Iran’s nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter an immunity zone”
“There’s a growing concern — more than a concern — that the Israelis, in order to protect themselves, might launch a strike without approval, warning or even foreknowledge”
“It’s possible to strike all Iran’s facilities, and I say that out of my experience as IDF chief of staff”
“I’ve been very clear — we’re going to do everything we can to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and creating a nuclear arms race in a volatile region”
“The war itself will be 10 times as detrimental to the U.S.”
“In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated”
“We can’t count all the bodies from the streets and the collapsed buildings. Anyone who tries to go on the street might be killed – there are snipers,” said Abu Abdu al-Homsi, spokesman for the Syrian Revolutionary Council, an opposition group, in Homs. “An old woman – her son was shot and killed in the street, she went to get his body and was shot dead too.”
“Our military sources report that the Saudis this week wound up their own intensive preparations for war. Large forces are now deployed around Saudi oil fields, pipelines and export facilities in the eastern provinces opposite the Persian Gulf, backed by anti-missile Patriot PAC-3 batteries. American, British and French fighter-bombers have been landing at Saudi air bases to safeguard the capital, Riyadh.”
NTS Notes: First, I do not hold much credibility with the DEBKA group at all. I and others have shown that DEBKA is a pro-Israeli group that does nothing more than promote Israeli propaganda and false reports about other nations in the Middle East.
Second, I do not agree with points #11, and #12, due to the fact that Iran is absolutely NOT building or is anywhere near the development of nuclear weapons. The facts have been coming out loud and clear that Iran is building nuclear power stations, and has no need or desire for nuclear weapons at all. The lie of Iranian nuclear weapons has already been totally exposed as a massive fraud, but is still being promoted by the US and Israel in the hope that the dumbed down sheep will swallow it and go off to war before they realize they have been had... Few people remember these same allegations were made against Iraq, and it seems that history is repeating itself once again...
Another point is the false allegations again that the Iranian leadership is wanting to destroy the criminal state of Israel. The problem is again that the media has pushed the lie that Iran wants to wipe out Israel, when again they have said that they want only the Zionist government removed from Israel, and not the nation itself. But again, the criminals in the media are hoping that the dumbed down sheep will swallow their lies and go off to war for Israel...
And of course we have the laughable claim that Iran is developing intercontinental missiles, when they absolutely are not. It is convenient how somehow the fact that Israel is actually building such missiles is completely overlooked...
Finally the biggest issue that is of course completely overlooked is the fact that Israel HAS hundreds of nuclear weapons, and their real push for war is for them to keep that nuclear hegemony over the Middle East, and to remove the last threat to their total domination of the region, which is Iran itself.
The next while will definitely be telling as to whether or not we see ourselves in a war that could quickly escalate into a full global war, or if the public is finally awakened to the danger and puts an end to this madness... We can always hope for the latter...
More to come