As the world stands helplessly by
What started over a year ago as an effort to overturn dictators and bring freedom to repressed Arab people has stalled recently and in spite of the success in
Egypt and in toppling the leaders, one gets the sense not a lot has really changed. Libya
After successful revolutions in
Egypt overthrew Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak and in overthrew Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Gaddafi it seemed like a ray of hope for the oppressed Arab people in those two neighboring countries. Libya
Yet since the revolutions little in terms of freedom has come to the Arab nations. In
Egypt the military still rules, the same military that served Mubarak, while tribal infighting in has kept any new government from taking control. Libya
In fact, in terms of Middle East peace, the result might worse as
Egypt has threatened to terminate their 1979 peace treaty with while electing a majority of Muslim Brotherhood members. Most recently they have arrested a number of foreign citizens including Americans for trying to undermine the new parliament. Israel
As the Arab Spring moved to
Iran and it has met a far different fate. Both Muslim nations have used violence, and excessive force, to put down the rebel insurgents in spite of threats and sanctions from around the world. Today a bloodbath is underway in Syria by President Bashar al-Assad to exterminate the thousands of rebels while the world stands helplessly watching. Syria
All of this is an outgrowth of the American invasions of
Kuwait and Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti from capturing the strategic oil fields. Then Kuwait America invaded Iraq again and Afghanistan after the 9-11 attack on the . World Trade Center
Ten years later we just left
Iraq, which has moved ever closer to our bitter enemy Iran, and are trying to unwind the war in Afghanistan as that nation moves ever closer to . Iran
Yet of all the nations of the Middle East most likely to enter a war,
Israel and are at the top of the list. Recently five leading Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated in Iran Iran, with most fingers pointing at . No other nation has the intelligence and will to undertake such a mission as the fearless Israelis and their Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel
In retaliation Israeli diplomats were bombed in several Arab nations though none have been killed yet. So we have a powder keg ready to explode as time is running out for anyone to stop the nuclear ambitions of
Iran, and that anyone is and no one else. Israel
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made it quite clear that the consequences of such an action could result in counter attacks by
Iran on or a closing of the Straight of Hormuz, the strategic shipping lifeline for the world's oil supply. Israel
Either action would cripple world economies and threaten to bring many nations into a war in the Middle East, something long feared by the End Times advocates of Armageddon.
At this moment, anything is possible. Should Israel attack Iran the consequences do not bode well for the Middle East or America, as America is the sole protector of Israel and will be the only defender of that nation should military action result.
Something must happen to stop the escalation of tension in the Middle East between
Israel and . We are helpless and the United Nations is more helpless to intervene. Action is also desperately needed to stop the bloodbath in Iran . Once again we are all helpless to stop it. Syria
Is there any way out of this terrible dilemma? Sometimes the most unexpected person or nation can suddenly be thrust onto the world stage and change the course of history when all else has failed. Perhaps that time is now. And perhaps that savior will be a total surprise.
See the next article for a possible peaceful solution.