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War Between Israel And Syria?War is a horrible thing.  Just ask anyone that has ever been in the middle of it.  And in this day and age governments around the world possess weapons of such incalculable power that war should be unthinkable.  In future wars, we could literally see millions of people killed on a single day.  Nobody should want that or look forward to that.  Unfortunately, the next major regional war in the Middle East appears to be closer than ever.  But nobody should want it to actually happen.  During the next major regional war in the Middle East we will likely see death on a scale that is unprecedented.  It won’t be like the wars of 1967 or 1973.  It will likely be a fight to the death where nothing is held back.  You see, the truth is that most Americans have no idea what is really going on in the Middle East.  There are ancient grudges and ancient hatreds that go back for thousands of years.  There is no “peace plan” that is going to suddenly make everything okay.  The Middle East is a simmering volcano of hate and resentment that could erupt at any moment.  That is why what is happening in Syria right now is so important.  An Israeli airstrike in Damascus that reportedly was attempting to destroy a shipment of Fateh-110 missiles that Iran was sending to Hezbollah has brought Israel and Syria to the brink of war.  In fact, Syria is calling the airstrike a “declaration of war” and is vowing retaliation.  The Syrian government is saying that “Israeli aggression opens the door to all possibilities“, but they have not provided any specifics about what they plan to do.  Meanwhile, Israel has made it very clear that they will do whatever is necessary to keep Fateh-110 missiles from getting into the hands of Hezbollah.  With those missiles, Iranian-backed Hezbollah would have the capability of striking the heart of Tel Aviv with a very high degree of accuracy.  So it is definitely understandable why Israel would not want Hezbollah to have those missiles.  Just think about it – would you want Russia or China to deploy highly advanced missile systems in northern Mexico which could rain down hell on Los Angeles and Dallas in less than five minutes?  Unfortunately, this gives Iran the perfect way to provoke a war between Israel and Syria.  All they have to do is keep rolling trucks loaded with Fateh-110 missiles through war-torn Syria toward Hezbollah bases in Lebanon.  Israel will feel forced to intervene, and the rest of the Islamic world will get angrier and angrier.

The explosions that rocked northern Damascus on Sunday were absolutely massive.  It is being reported that they registered about two or three on the Richter scale, and enormous balls of fire that lit up the sky could be seen from all over Damascus.

The following is how the Washington Post described the attack…

Israeli warplanes bombed the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday for the second time in recent days, according to Syrian state media and reports from activists, signaling a sharp escalation in tensions between the neighboring countries that had already been exacerbated by the conflict raging in Syria.

Videos posted on the Internet by activists showed a huge fireball erupting on Mount Qassioun, a landmark hill overlooking the capital on which the Syrian government has deployed much of the firepower it is using against rebel-controlled areas surrounding the city.

So why did Israel do this?

Despite what the anti-Israel crowd is suggesting, Israel did not do this just to be mean.  As Reuters is reporting, Israel was specifically targeting Fateh-110 missiles that were on their way to Hezbollah…

Israel does not confirm such missions explicitly – a policy it says is intended to avoid provoking reprisals. But an Israeli official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the strikes were carried out by its forces, as was a raid early on Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama said had been justified.

A Western intelligence source told Reuters: “In last night’s attack, as in the previous one, what was attacked were stores of Fateh-110 missiles that were in transit from Iran to Hezbollah.”

These missiles would significantly change the balance of power if they got into the hands of Hezbollah.  According to the Times of Israel, Fateh-110 missiles would be a very serious threat not only to Tel Aviv – these missiles would also threaten cities all the way down to Beersheba…

Uzi Rubin, a missile expert and former Defense Ministry official, told the Associated Press that if the target was a consignment of Fatah-110 missiles, then such weaponry did constitute a “game-changer”: Fired from Syria or south Lebanon, these missiles, he said, could reach almost anywhere in Israel with high accuracy.

Rubin emphasized that he was speaking as a rocket expert and had no details about the reported strikes.

“If fired from southern Lebanon, they can reach Tel Aviv and even [the southern city of] Beersheba,” Rubin said. He said the rockets are much five times more accurate than the Scud missiles that Hezbollah has fired in the past. “It is a game-changer because they are a threat to Israel’s infrastructure and military installations,” he said.

So that is why Israel carried out these airstrikes.  They feel like they simply cannot allow Hezbollah to have these weapons.  And with Hezbollah’s track record, that is very understandable.

Unfortunately, these airstrikes have also brought the Middle East much closer to the next war.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Syria is positioning units for a potential conflict with Israel…

Syria has stationed missile batteries aimed at Israel in the aftermath of alleged Israeli air strikes in the country, the website of Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen TV, considered close to the regime of President Bashar Assad, quoted a top Syrian official as saying on Sunday.

In response, Israel has deployed two Iron Dome batteries to northern Israel, they have closed off airspace in northern Israel to commercial traffic, and Israeli embassies around the world have been put on high alert.

But Syria may choose not to retaliate against Israel directly.  According to WND, Syria may decide to allow jihadist groups to carry out their vengeance for them…

The Syrian government will soon declare it is opening its borders with Israel for Palestinian and other jihad groups to carry out attacks against the Jewish state, a senior Syrian official told WND.

Separately, informed Middle Eastern security officials said the Syrian army held a meeting Sunday afternoon with the leaders of the military wing of the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist group to discuss retaliation against Israel for the recent air strikes near Damascus.

According to those officials, Islamic Jihad and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah are coordinating a possible reaction to Israel’s reported strikes.

In any event, things are definitely becoming more unstable over in the Middle East.

So what would a war between Israel and Syria do to the already fragile global economy?

Well, a war between Israel and Syria would likely paralyze the entire region.  Hezbollah and Hamas would almost certainly jump into the war on the side of Syria, and there is the potential that nations such as Iran, Egypt and even Jordan could get involved as well.

In such a scenario, the flow of oil from the Middle East could become interrupted for an extended period of time, and that would have serious consequences for the global economy.

But the bigger threat to the global economy would be the fear that a regional war in the Middle East would create.  Global financial markets respond very badly to fear, and right now the world economy is already teetering on the brink of disaster.  Much of Europe has already descended into a full-blown economic depression, and there are signs that the greatest debt bubble in the history of the planet is starting to burst.

The next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching, and a major regional war in the Middle East would greatly accelerate our economic problems.

Unfortunately, it appears that such a conflict is inevitable.

I don’t believe that it will happen yet though.  For the moment, I believe that cooler headers will prevail.

But as tensions continue to rise, I believe that we will see tempers boil over and the Middle East will descend into full-blown warfare at some point within the next several years.

Of course I could always be wrong about this.  We will just have to wait and see what happens.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that we will see a regional war in the Middle East soon?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…

The Beginning Of The End by Michael Snyder

  • Ayn Rand

    I said this once on an earlier post, but here goes:

    “War. War never changes. Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the killing power of rock and bone, blood has been spilled in the name of everything: from God, to Justice, to simple, psychotic Rage.”

    Humanity will one day be unable to sustain its destructive nature for any longer. There will be War. The Great War. An atomic spark struck by human hands. Or perhaps a biological one. Many will believe that such will be the End of the World. But they are wrong. It will simply be the prologue to another bloody chapter in human history.
    Because War Never Changes.

    • B T

      Actually, a nuclear war would take care of ALL life on earth over the next decade or so. We have over 400 nuclear bombs sitting around the world waiting to go off like Fukushima. And we have a bankrupt world economy that could not begin to clean up any nuclear messes. If nukes come out, keep in mind that at last count, there are still some 17,000 scattered around the world with Russia having the most and a way to deliver them anywhere.

    • Hans

      Confucius says: War does not determine who is right; war determines who is left.
      I do not recall where I read that, but it surely applies with the weapons currently available. The world is getting overcrowded. More people compete for the same basic commodities like water, food, energy and so on. Add economic distress, unemployment, famine, inequality and just plain frustration and we sit on a powder keg of epic proportions. For how long has the mighty US been embroiled in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict and at what cost? Any sign of weakness can be and will eventually be exploited by potential enemies. That is the danger of getting involved in unneccessary conflicts. It tends to expose your side’s weaknesses to all who care to study the conflict.

  • Johnny

    Freak 20 something year old spewing nonsense how many years now? And people are prepping lol.

    • Ayn Rand

      Exactly what is the “nonsense” he has been spewing? Most of it is pretty factual.

      • Johnny

        Read everything since 2007 and you will see.

        • Ayn Rand

          I did a quick skim, nothing nonsensical. He almost always backs it up with sources. Sometimes he speculates, sometimes he is right sometimes he is wrong. Nobody is infallible.

        • Syrin

          I say this with all sincerity. Please put all your savings in the bond market, give all your knives and guns to your local law enforcement, just keep a one day supply of food and water in your home, and don’t worry about tomorrow. Please, do everything I just stated, it will make things cleaner and quicker.

          • Handog

            Let us know how that works out for ya Johnny. Well see if there is any truth to the Darwinian theory.

          • Squeenix

            But you will keep your knife. You will start your own epic journey with some money at LV.01 in your own cute RPG game. Go, go Syrin! Go, go Syrin!

    • Rodster

      Is that you Obama? Why yesterday you were telling College Grads not to listen to those that warn of Govt tyranny.

  • Jim Davis

    The Syrian government will soon declare it is opening its borders with
    Israel for Palestinian and other jihad groups to carry out attacks
    against the Jewish state, a senior Syrian official told WND.

    Michael, you should only quote legit news sources. Do you really think a senior Syrian official would talk to the likes of WND? This sounds like more neocon/Mossad propaganda.

    • Syrin

      You mean like Comedy Central? How about MSNBC? Oh, you mean the NYT, the #1 leader in fabricated articles over the past decade? Please, WND IS one of the “legit news sources”. What you consider legit news sources are little more than state mouth pieces. Pravda and Al Jazeera have more legitimacy than the state media you adore so much.

      • Gay Veteran

        Incredible that you can get more news from the Comedy Channel than the rest of the corporate media.

    • MarcelZion

      “This sounds like more neocon/Mossad propaganda” said Mohammed ,servant of the dragon !

      • Seymore

        Moohammad should show his face. The Moslems get angry when people try to depict a facial image of their Prophet.

        • Kascha K.

          And Netinblah-hoo and his AIPAC stormtroopers will cry Holocaust and antisemite at the first sign of anybody suggesting that Israel be accountable for its actions.

          But you know. We all have our faults. amirite?

  • Hopingfor peace

    Israel has been a poor neighbor from the get go. I think their neighbors are getting tired of the bully on the block and it won’t be long till the bully gets punched in the nose. What happens after that will be biblical.

    • jaxon64

      yeah…that 99.5% Arab Middle East with 1.6 billion Islamists worldwide is tired of that .5% bully with 7 million people who keep saying, “Let us exist, let us just live in our ancient homeland”

      • Seymore

        What does Israel and Middle East gots to do with soverign America???!!
        What makes the Israelis right to bulldoze Palestinian homes and spreay white fosforus on Gaza children? You a Mossad agent homie?

      • PB

        Ancient homeland? You mean Khazaria right? I think that’s more Russia than Palestine. Maybe the people who call themselves Jews today took a wrong turn and ended up in the land of the Semites? Oh well. when in Rome, steal the lot for yourselves I guess and pretend to be Semitic.

        • jeff

          wrong turn, yep. Because they can not distinguish between left and right, good and evil etc.

      • jeff

        That would be correct. They (Israel) was never anything but a mixture of Canaanite tribes. All patriarchs married foreign wives.The only thing that made them Israel physically was a common belief in their god Satan . Unfortunately they have brainwashed much of the world that this is actually GOD(if there is one and I believe there is but it is not yhwh/jehova/yahu or whatever other name they call him. ) Let us remember that Satan has many different names.Hehehe

  • K

    For now Syria is more than a little busy, with the rebel forces in their Country. So I agree, nothing will happen right away. Unless Syria attempt to use their doomsday weapon, then all bets are off. The weapon in question is old mig 21 fighters, converted to be flown by remote control. It is said they have been repurposed, to carry large amounts of chemical weapons. You say that does not sound like much of a weapon? It is according to how many such planes he has. Several planes flying as close to the deck as possible, flying on different vectors. One might slip through. That is all it would take, instant all out war.

  • markthetruth

    We need to get out and let them settle this themselves . This is a culture war between them and let it play out, and not us Israel as our puppet. We had our civil War and settle it by ourselves . Our interference only makes things worse.

    the end….

    • Bad Kitty Cat

      Normally, I would agree. Unfortunately, some of the groups involved hold grudges against the “West”. If we stay out, they will eventually involve us.

      • markthetruth

        Because we Don’t like the way our Government is Lying,Destroying us with Debt,Leaving our shoiders

        • Bad Kitty Cat

          I dont think you get my point. We should stay out of things, yes. But there are groups in the middle east that routinely demonstrate their hatred to the US and their allies. It has gone on for years. We need to face the possibility they will involve us in a fight, sooner or later.

          • Michael

            Well Iran has already said if they strike Israel they will also strike the US bases nearby. So, effectively, we are their devil to the west.

          • PB

            Just as surely as American and Israeli meddling in their countries and territories has gone on for years. They didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to hate America for fun you know.

          • Louise in MO

            They have hated us as long as we have been in existence. Read the Quoran…..we are the infidels. It is their belief that all the infidels should be destroyed….doesn’t matter if we are there or not. They come here to do it,e.g. the Boston Marathon bombing. There are many more of them here than you think. Boston was just the beginning.

    • Gay Veteran

      from Paul Craig Roberts:

      “…The moronic George W. Bush said, in Orwellian double-speak, they hate us for our freedom and democracy. They don’t hate us because we bomb them, invade them, kill them, destroy their way of life, culture, and infrastructure. They hate us because we are so good. How stupid does a person have to be to believe this BS?….”

    • Uhh…. France interfered and helped both the North and the South in the civil war. You shoulda stayed in school. Britain also was involved diplomatically.

      • markthetruth

        You Should went to school.

        The French Empire and Britain remained officially neutral throughout the American Civil War and did not Intervene.

        the end…

    • Louise in MO

      Wouldn’t hurt if we didn’t need their oil! Tell the POTUS to OPEN the Keystone Pipeline. We have enough of our own if the politicians would get off the take of the green lobbyists.

  • John Ellisor

    I have been watching this for 40 years and Luke 21:20 concerning Jerusalem and Rev.18 talking of the coming economic collapse is right around the corner! May god have mercy on us!

    • boredwiththebrainless

      Another one with their fingers on the pulse.

      • Boo-urns

        The pulse of fantasy and delusion, perhaps.


    Personally I think this world has destroyed it self before. It is amazing that we have lasted this long. when the stock market starts to crash the war will start so they can pump some more money into the system and keep the banks and the elite fat. Welcome to the real world.

  • markthetruth

    Woody had it right !

    This land is your land
    This land is my land
    From California to the New York Island
    From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
    This land was made for you and me.

    the end…

    • Handog

      …drones in the sky to blow you off of your land with a joy stick.

  • saintmatty

    Of course a full out war will occur. It has been going on for years and the Bible has predicted it. You know, we are humans with evil hearts that have the capacity to do unspeakable things to one another. It has happened before and we will revert right back to our natural sinful state. We are not so advanced as some would think. It’s sad.

    • boredofthebrainless

      The bible has predicted it? Wow that’s it then.

      • texas fever


      • Louise in MO

        Are you intending to soundsmart….you didn’t get there. It’s his belief and millions of others. I would bet you never read the Bible so you aren’t qualified to make judgment.

        • jeff

          I know you have never read a real Hebrew bible so maybe you should not go here.

    • Boo-urns

      Clearly not, since so many people still believe in ancient mythology.

      • Louise in MO

        You think it’s ancient mythology and I would bet a hundred bucks you never have read the Bible!

        You cannot judge what you have no experience with.

        • jeff

          You claim you do? Let us hear it.

    • jeff

      no the bible has not predicted it. You have never even read the END of the Hebrew Bible. How does someone know it is the end of the bible?Because it says “Finis”. What you have is the end removed leaving a cliffhanger(book of revelation/apocolypse )and some veryevil people making it happen by manipulating world opinion.All prophecy was fulfilled in “CHRIST”. Most likely he is not who you tthink it is.

  • Syrin

    All is in accordance with the grand liberal plan to lead to complete tyranny in America.

  • climb mt nitaka

    bigger question is where’s nato, nato has become so weak and pathetic, assad and his crew are planning on massive wild scale use of vx to wipe out what’s left of the rebels,and yet nato sits back and just hopes it goes away


    I hope so. I’m in Saudi & would LOVE an excuse to get the F out….

  • The European

    Perhaps it’s all part of the same plan.
    If in time of relative peace in the world, there is an economic collapse, people all over the world could blame it to their governments and authorities.
    That could cause something like a revolution.
    However, if the collapse occurs “because of a conflict” or a false flag attack, then governments could blame “terrorists”.
    The collapse is inevitable, but people in charge can decide when drop it all and how to stage the collapse.

    Thing about it.

    • jeff

      Yes, that is exactly the plan now that the debt based money scam is out of ammo. I love those who actually use the brain given to them. Peace to you and yours. I do not think any of us will get any though.

  • chilller

    As long as the military industrial complex is around, there will always be and they will always want, new customers.

  • JustanOguy

    All one has to do is read the Quran and all of the references to Jews being swine and you’ll understand that as long as there are fundamentalist muslims, there will never be peace in this region as long as Israel is there.

    As far as an all out war with Syria — they would not last a day against Israel. They can’t even handle the poorly organized rebels… much less a highly trained Military.

    • Kascha K.

      The poorly organized rebels. Who have been benefiting from CIA, SAS, and French Secret Service logistics and tactical assistance for over a year and are having their suicide and urban warfare tactics enhanced by America’s proxy army in Al Qaeda.

      Meanwhile, your all powerful Israelis got free dental work done for them by Iran’s proxy army last time they took issue. Made up of much the same “poorly organized” folks.

      Wake up kiddo. Team America World Police was fiction. The West is not “the good guys”, nor the “best guys” by default. Your buddies can’t even keep their stories straight regarding the chemical weapons anymore. One second they’re scared to death of the rebels getting hold of chemical weapons from Assad so they want to go in on the ground and take them. The next second reports from the ground come in that the rebels already have them and are the ones using them, and so now your buddies are claiming they don’t want them and wouldn’t know what to do with them if they did.

      How long are you going to keep buying their bridges?

      • JustanOguy

        I don’t want to buy anything for ANYBODY in the Middle East.

        It’s a cesspool as far as I care and always will be due to the deep religious differences. The only reason for all of the involvement is Oil and that’s the bottom line.

        Didn’t you watch “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”… Lol! (Just kidding of course.)

        My comment is that I’ve actually read the Quran and can see how the fundamentalists that take it word for word hate Jews.

        And I know how highly trained the Israeli Military is…. especially Israeli Pilots from training with U.S. Forces. Syrian pilots can’t even hit a target with any degree of accuracy.

        And let’s face it… The Jews pretty much run the banking system.

        Syria vs. Israel and my money is on Israel…. Not even close.

      • Louise in MO

        Gee, I’d love to know your sources.

        • jeff

          mainstream media.

    • jeff

      I can be certain now that you have NEVER read any Jew ish literature.

  • Boo-urns

    And of course, because we’re idiots, we’re going to take a side in the coming war. We need to stop getting involved, we need to stop sending BILLIONS of dollars to Israel (not to mention the BILLIONS we send to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, etc.) and just let them deal with their own problems.

    Israel is one of the biggest money-sucks in the world; we send BILLIONS to them and what do we get in return? Nothing but problems. (And no, this is not anti-Jewish, simply anti-involvement — there is no legitimate reason for us to be involved over there, period.)

    • I think the Bible makes it very clear there is a reason! If one believes in the God of the Bible, then one stands with Israel.

      • nyran125tk

        then the bible needs to be destroyed

  • Krıs

    war ıs possıble…we need to destress the area…but the economıc crısis and arab sprıng…seem to keep the pressure up….the ME has been sımmerıng for a long long tıme

  • Jodi

    Michael, I can’t wait for the book. I guess I have to wait for the paperback…Sigh!

    • K

      I do not do kindle either, is it coming out any other way?

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        It will be out in paperback version in a couple of weeks.

        But you don’t need a Kindle to read it. A free Amazon Cloud Reader that can be found at will enable you to read the Kindle version on any computer.


        • K

          Thanks, I will wait for the paperback. That way you are my designated vacation book.

  • MarcelZion

    The majority of talking heads are leaving out the Bear,his previous warnings on Syria and his growing appetite. Big Mistake !
    The next move could have catastrophic unintended consequences.

  • John

    “showed a huge fireball erupting on Mount Qassioun, a landmark hill
    overlooking the capital on which the Syrian government has deployed much
    of the firepower it is using against rebel-controlled areas surrounding
    the city.”

    They are destroying Syria’s ability to fight against the rebels that the US & Israel are supporting which includes Alqaeda CIA Terrorists.

  • kathyk

    Micheal just wanted to let u know as a seasoned novel reader; what a great idea can’t wait to read your book.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Let me know what you think once you have read it. I would love to hear what people that are really into novels think of it.

      It is my first novel, so I definitely learned a lot writing it.


      • Louise in MO

        I hope it sells like hotcakes!

  • Near as I can tell, the Israel military blew up munitions near Damascus. But what if they have blown up nuclear devices that were originally aimed at Israel? One of the way to make an atomic chain reaction is to compress the bomb with dynamite or other explosives, So it is logical to assume that bombing a nuclear device might set it off.
    Ironically, the people possessing such weapons become the most vulnerable to being attacked.

    The most revolutionary physics is a device that would lower the critical mass of a missile. In other words, it backfires onto the people planning to launch it as the critical mass is lowered it explodes.

    I really do not know how that could be done. Possibly with sound(ultrasonics) or some kind of frequency of EMF might do it.
    That would of course mean that anyone possessing such weapons would be most vulnerable.
    Congratulatons on the book.

    • Nexusfast123

      What a load of drivel.

  • TC

    Israel and NATO are rogue states that feel free to attack other countries regardless of international law. Armed with nuclear weapons, they kill at will safe in the knowledge that they can annihilate their victims if they choose to resist. Mao wrote “Power comes from the barrel of a gun”. Don’t let the media fool you into thinking it’s any different today.

  • Ri

    From economic to political awakening there is a long and windy way…Geopolitics is actually so ugly as are the intentions of the puppet masters of “West”. Not so old conflict, it begins at the end of WW2 and could be the cause of the 3.

  • SAM

    Tony Cartalucci wrote a interesting piece where he says Israel blatantly violated international rules by bombing a sovereign nation. We’ve been told that the targets were missiles, but there are other reports saying that the targets were civilian/military infrastructure. In addition it’s being reported that the bombs contained depleted uranium. When a country suffers unprovoked aggression such as this, then this where the line should be drawn. Cartalucci makes a point when he says that since the rebels are faltering in Syria, Israel has stepped in to support them. The U.S., Israel and others want Syria to fall so that they will finish off Hezbollah and initiate war with Iran. You’re right a big war in the region looks inevitable.

    • Boo-urns

      Israel violates international law on a near daily basis, and because of Holocaust Guilt they get away with it. It’s time to hold them (Israel the nation, not Jews the religion) accountable for their actions. And most definitely time to stop sending them (Israel the nation) money, arms, planes, etc.

  • Boo-urns

    I believe it’s somewhere around 3.1 BILLION. Which is 3.1 billion too much.

  • Gomer Wumphf

    Muslims are killing people in every country that has more than a few Muslims. They are killing people in the US, England, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Russia, China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, all over the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. The killing is always and everywhere blamed on the US or Israel or somebody – anybody – else. But the only constant is Muslims killing people. We are told again and again by “progressives” that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims want nothing more than to live in peace. Yet it is clear that at this point in history the fanatics rule Islam and like it or not Islam is at war with the world.

    • SAM

      This kind of thinking propagates clash of civilizations. You’re wrong when you say “the fanatics rule Islam and like it or not Islam is at war with the world.” This is totally false. Yes Muslims kill Muslims and the world is full of killings, but you cannot characterize all Muslims as bad.

      • Gomer Wumphf

        But the ones who are not bad are silent – and therefore irrelevant. If they were actually peace loving they would demand that Islam denounce those who kill in the name of Allah as blasphemers and heretics.

        • Seymore

          What Muslims do in their countries are none of our business. You’d be surprised as to who funds these Islamic extremists. A little hint- George Bush Jr. knew the family of a Saudi contractor who was implicated in the nine-11 attacks.

          • Gomer Wumphf

            Ah yes – now I see it. It’s all George Bush’s fault. Right.

          • PB

            Obvious shill is obvious.

          • jeff

            and I bet that you believe that GOD has a chosen people as well. Right?

          • PB

            His family name…let me think…Bin something…family heavily invested in construction…Lady? Bin Lady?

        • jeff

          and those that call themselves Jew ish ought to do the same.Right?

      • Louise in MO

        All Muslims are not bad, but the BAD ones rule the countries and decide who and when to kill and where to kill!

    • Nexusfast123

      Simple minded stuff. So who is killing all the Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan using drones? US interference and sponsorship of murders, rapists, etc, I guess is something to be proud of being an American.

      • Louise in MO

        I got a question? Should the United States allow women to be beaten, stoned to death, kept illiterate, girls have genital surgery without any reason and without anesthesia….some of them bleed to death. How about the honor killings?

        Remember the Boston Marathon bokbing…..we brought that family here, gave them $100,000, food stamps, housing assistance, free health care, free tuition etc. What did they do ……..kill and mame and blind people and yiou think that’s quite alright/ You must have rocks in your head.

    • Kascha K.

      America is doing the same thing.

    • Louise in MO

      Good comment! You are absolutely on the mark. You won’t get caught by surprise!

  • Squeenix

    About the times that lies ahead. Some people seem to think they will make it with lotsa guns’n’ammo and lotsa food/water stocked up. In the past (not too long ago) all normal people knew how to it! Farming, growing, herding, to make clothes etc. Today, we are ALL like spoiled aristocracy children. At least in the USA, EU and Japan!

  • Judith Narz

    Horrible article. Still drumming for IsraHell. If they trigger WWIII this way, you will have to experience war on your own soil as well. Sorry to say this, but maybe it is time you get a nice portion of own medicine.

  • John Blythe

    The situation in the Middle East is so fragile and unstable that I would not be surprised at all if a regional war broke out and it developed into a full fledge world war.

    We’ve already seen what the 2003 invasion of Iraq has brought us: no WMD’s, no ties to al-Qaeda and since Saddam Hussein’s toppling, Iraq is also on a brink of civil war, now that al-Qaeda and suicide bombings go off on a weekly basis. In Libya, the US/NATO intervention there in 2011 against Moammar Gaddafi, aimed to arm terrorists that were openly confirmed to have had ties to al-Qaeda, and as a result, we have a dead Ambassador and three servicemen killed.

    Now we move over to Syria. Once again, we are hearing reports that the rebel fighters are closely aligned with terrorist insurgents and according to Russia Today, there is overwhelming evidence to prove that the rebels were the ones who actually used sarin gas as chemical weapons against the Syrian people, and NOT the Bashar al-Assad government. This was confirmed in an UN investigative report issued this morning and was reported by the Chicago Tribune. There is also overwhelming evidence to show that the rebels have been staging massacres and blaming it on the Assad government to try to instigate a US/NATO intervention. This is a strategy similarly exercised in 1999 by the Kosovo Liberation Army, another group with confirmed al-Qaeda terrorist links when they massacred dozens of Muslims in villages in Kosovo, and blamed it on the Serbian Army and the government of Slobodan Milosevic to force the US and NATO to wage a war on Serbia/Yugoslavia.

    So once again, we have US officials in the Pentagon, State Department and members of Congress spouting propaganda to force the US to go to war on a country and help terrorists seize control. One day we are told we have to fight terrorism, the next day we’re told we need to arm them. And in the wars the US and NATO waged in the Former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya, and is also the case in Syria, none of these countries have poised any threat to the national security of the United States.

    The United States itself has helped in the destabilization of the entire Middle East. From the reckless 10 year war in Iraq, to the intervention in Libya, to the forced removal of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt to install the Muslim Brotherhood, there is no ‘safe’ area in the Middle East anymore.

    The particularly problem in Syria that Americans are not familiar with, really involves Russia and China. These two leading world superpowers CANNOT under any circumstances afford to let Syria fall. It is of strategic, economic and geo-political interest to both Russia and China and this why they have been adamant in refusing to comply with the UN Security Council resolutions.

    The United States is already confirming that several thousands of troops are already stationed in Jordan for a possible intervention. If the United States, NATO or Israel decides to wage war in Syria, it will indeed open the door to other Arab nations and terrorist groups including Hamas and Hezbollah to come to Syria’s aid. Egypt in particular, is now showing more hatred against Israel ever since Mubarak was overthrown and the Muslim Brotherhood is supportive of both Palestine and Hamas in the Gaza Strip; and Hamas and Hezbollah already have enough hatred against Israel.

    If the intervention in Syria does happen, Iran will also come to Syria’s aid, since both countries are militarily allied. Iran’s support of Syria, may also prompt the U.S. to wage war against Iran, as its been insinuating for several years. The key situation with Iran though, is that Iran has been a candidate and observer of Russia’s military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO – the successor to the former Warsaw Pact composed of old Soviet states – Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.) Iran is also an observer of China’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has major security cooperation throughout Central Asia.

    Any intervention in Syria or Iran, no doubt will also prompt Russia and China into the equation, and could possibly lead to another World War. Russia and China depend heavily on Syria and Iran, and I’m sure neither country is going to stand by idle and let the U.S. take control of the Middle East, simply for geo-political purposes.

    If you go over to Pakistan and Afghanistan, those two countries are now becoming more allied as well. Pakistan is fed up with the U.S. drone strikes and Afghanistan just recently joined as an observer of CSTO as well, even though Hamid Karzi is a U.S. backed puppet, who is now supporting the Taliban.

    Economically, this will have horrible consequences particularly in oil. And as Russia and China are sought to leave the depreciating US dollar reserve currency and are using hold to buy Iranian oil, it further weakens economic conditions.

    I honestly don’t think this is going to play out very nicely.

    • Kascha K.

      Too bad. We reap what we sow.

      And you are right on with ALL of this.

  • Mike John Goulet

    Hezbollah was the only organization to publicly denounce 9/11, while Israelis danced in the streets and on television. So who’s the real enemy of the American people?

    • Nexusfast123

      Exactly…Americans should get some reality.

    • Orange Jean

      What is your source (your info seems totally flipped around to me)?

      … and you do realize (I hope) that there are plenty of Arabs, Palestinians, & other Muslims who live within the boundaries of Israel, so even if you saw someone in Israel dancing in the streets… it doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of them.

      • jeff

        No, they were Israelis in america dancing in the streets of america.

    • Louise in MO

      Israelis danced in the street??So tell me where I can see that video. The Muslims in various countriesdanced in the street!

    • jeff

      Israelis dancing in the streets? I thought they were supposed to be Arabs or something. 😉

  • Johnny1990

    Do you really believe the Israeli liars and warmongers that purpose of the strike was “to
    destroy a shipment of Fateh-110 missiles that Iran was sending to Hezbollah”

    And even if that was the case, which it is isn’t, Israeli just attacked a sovereign country whcih is a clear violation of the international law and they should be punished for that.

    I think Israel is the sole reason for hte problems in the middle east. Of course all the western gov’t are
    under their total control and will do anything Israel tells them.

  • The Syrian rebels are Al-keida aka the CIA.. the us wants war to make money selling arms to both sides and using them on their own citizens.

  • Seymore

    True. The world economy is in a mess. Lots of hungry, unemployed, working poor people. If it isn’t class warfare or Muslim vs Jeww, some war is going to motivate the frustrated masses.

  • * *

    Mikey’s shilling again, lol…

  • Deanknowsthetruth

    Imagine your Mexican neighbors to the south start taking over parts of Texas and throwing out texans. Then have your neighbors put nukes and all kinds of missiles near your border. 1st analogy…Israelis throw out Palestinians off their land continually. Next Syria has Turkey with Patriot missiles pointed at them and Israel doing the same. I’d rewrite this story without the bias.

  • JSB103

    Yes, and the Syrians had a BIG SIGN on the roof of the warehouse(s) that said “FATEH-110 MISSILE STORAGE FACILITY” both in Hebrew and English because they never in their wildest dreams ever conceived the notion that Israel or any other country would think of bombing them. I see. No wonder Bashar al-Assad’s overthrow is proving to be such a cakewalk!

  • Americans love war, as long as it is fought in some other nation. Starting with 911 the war is being brought to US soil. There will be more bombings, poisoning of water supplies, spreading of genetically engineered flu virus, etc. Get used to it and it will only stop when we mind our own business, close our borders, and stop our illegal, undeclared never ending no win wars in other countries.

  • Concerned but vigilant

    Its a quasi world war already between the West and Muslim powers its just that politicl correctness shuns the world of the ultimate truth of holy war.

  • Kascha K.

    So then you’d rather send your neighbors to take the bullets instead of the remote controlled airplanes? Is that it? I wonder if they feel the same about you?

    So when are you due down at MEPS then?

  • NETZER19

    Saludos.Excelente articulo.Estoy de acuerdo contigo en todo lo que dices en el. Y si, la guerra es inevitable,pienso yo.

  • Stoprisk

    It is certainly insane to arm the Al Qaeda rebels.
    Let’s hope the Russians can help us out of this.
    Supporting rebels, Invasions and bombing were
    Big mistakes in: Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Syria and it
    really is Time to fix the USA and the UK. We have
    all got plenty of work to do rebuilding our homelands.

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