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The end is near?

Taking bets guys, is this WWIII?

Is this a simple regional conflict?

We got North Korea with the missiles, Putin kissing tummy's, Iran with the nukes (or not), Lebanon shelling people, Israel invading, Tension here at home, Etc....

I want to hear it guys, what's going to happen?


At 3:08 PM, Blogger oded said...

World war III will be fought in space againt China in 50 years. according to Israel this isn't even a war. I'm inclined to agree. Drudge needs to cool it with the red font.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

Did you see the Daily Show last night? When asked about this, President Bush talked about how the German prime Minister was going to let him slice the pig at dinner. Then he mentioned how excited he was to eat pig three more times and told reporters he hoped they'd ask him about the pig. I think someone's sick of the mideast.

I'd assume Huzbilla and most of Dick Cheney's office want this to be WWIII, since Halliburton and terrorists are who would benefit most. Hopefully they won't get their way.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger oded said...

Mark: What do you think about Israel/Lebanon?

Sent at 3:51 PM on Friday
Oded: not a big deal in my opinion
it will be over in 2 weeks

Mark: It scares the shit out of me

Oded: how come?
do you think we are going to go to war with Iran over it

Mark: It seems feasible enough

Oded: i think that things would have to get alot worse
I think if Iran/lebenon/hizbolah/osamma/ et al would have nuked israel by now if they could

Mark: not even nuclear
but Israel is talking shit about Syria/Iran being in cahoots with Hezbollah
& the way things are going now, with such aggressive attacks,
& the Israeli gov't talking about ground forces & shit,
I could see things easily escalating into action against Syria or Iran
& with the U.S. being their closest ally & having already set precedent for such action
if war gets declared on/by Israel, what are the odds they'd ask us for help?
What if we give it to them?
World War motherfucking Three.
We're not the most popular country in the world right now.
I think you're right about Israel being nuked by now,
but that doesn't mean there can't be a war.
I don't know.
It just scares me.
I mean, superficially, an invasion of Syria by Israel seems analogous to an invasion of Iraq by the USA.

Oded: 1. israel is right about them being in cahoots
2.escalation wont be bad, syria can barely feed its people
3. Iran is a problem, but thats nothing new
4.israel wont have to ask for help, its assumed
5. were along way from fighting iran
6.if anything this will take attention away from the bs about irans nuclear plants
6. the analogy only hold so far as both statement have the word invasion in it
errr 7.

Mark: "superficially"

Oded: The thing that americans dont understand about the middle east is that politics is based on force
Israel only exisits as a state because it takes defense so seriously

Mark: okay

Oded: lets talk about it tonight

Oded: I dont mean to sound dissmissive
im just not worried

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Ivan said...

Jeez, it almost looks like there is a war with civilization vs. terrorism & rogue states.

I wonder how long that's been going on...

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Paul Boyer said...

I couldn't agree with Ivan more, colonialist western countries have been uncivilized terrors for hundreds of years.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger oded said...

Paul are you suggesting that Israel, is colonialist, terrorist, and uncivilised, or was that a failed bon mot at Ivan's assertion that this is an extension of the GWoT. Which I dont necessaily agree with, but I believe warrents real debate. Lets keep the sound bites to a minimum. What do you think really?

At 2:46 PM, Blogger oded said...

WRT the GWoT I dont think that it is a usefull mindframe to discuss all regional struggles post 9/11 as west vs. towel-headed suicide bombers. I think that this has less to do with Iran than it does with the fact that the Gaza experiment failed.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...


nuff said


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