Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rumors Of War

A leading member of America’s Jewish community has told Newsmax that a military strike against Iran is not only on the table, but likely.

“Israel is preparing for heavy casualties,” the source said, suggesting that although Israel will not take part in the strike, it is expecting to be the target of Iranian retribution.

“Look at Dick Cheney’s recent trip through the Middle East as preparation for the U.S. attack,” the source said.

Cheney’s hastily arranged 9-day visit to the region, which began on March 16, included stops in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories.

Meanwhile, Iran is asking the U.N. to condemn Israel and demand that it stop threatening to use military force. In a letter to the Security Council , Iran's referred to comments on April 7 by Israel's Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, warning Tehran that any attack on the Jewish state would result in the "destruction of the Iranian nation."

As usual in this part of the world, the rumors of war are simmering just seconds away from boiling over. If any of this is accurate, we will know before very long.

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