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Thursday, 29 August 2013

The fourth transgression

I remember 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. All most of us could do was wait and see who would blink first, Kennedy or Khrushchev. At least, that's how it seemed at the time. Nine years old and wondering if we would see another day.

Fast forward eleven years and most of us didn't have a clue how dangerous the 1973 (October War) was. Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate scandal and Russia decided to send a warship with nuclear warheads to Alexandria, Egypt. For the first time since Cuba, Nixon put the US military on a Stage Three alert. Russia, under Brezhnev, backed off.

We've had all sorts of major and minor conflicts since then, but never one with the US and Russia eyeball to eyeball. Now both countries have warships in the Mediterranean.

Syria has warned that if attacked it will attack Israel. Iran has made similar threats/promises(?). Syria has said that it can surprise everyone if it has to defend itself.

Why does nobody believe them?

Putin is one of the toughest men on the political scene and Obama one of the most duplicitous. He cares little or nothing for Israel and his actions would indicate that his loyalties lie outside the USA.

Who blinks first? 

And the fourth transgression? That would be Syria's - see here.

It will be the fourth overt attack on Israel by Syria since the restoration of the State of Israel in its historic homeland.

All this beginning to look like Bill Salus is right about the Psalm 83 war. One wonders how easily the Egyptians and Jordanians would be pressured into joining the fight. It wouldn't be the first time.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. 

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