Monday, September 5, 2011

Israel Leader Warns of Looming Multi-Front War

The Jerusalem Post reported:

“After the ‘Arab Spring’, we assess that a winter of radical Islam will arrive and as a result the possibility for a multi-front war has increased including the potential use of weapons of mass destruction,”
OC Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Eyal Eisenberg revealed.
War with Syria could derive from an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.  Israel drilled on a multi-front war in April and will drill again with the U.S. on a major missile attack in early 2012.

Quartet Envoy Tony Blair gave this bold assessment regarding Israeli-Palestinian peace (Haaretz):
Blair said it was imperative for the parties involved to find a "framework for negotiations that will give both sides the sense that they are credible." 

That's a low bar, even for Tony, who said Ehud Olmert had a peace agreement right before Israel razed Gaza.

"It is not in anyone's interest to carry on in conflict, when together in peace we can create so much for Israelis and Palestinians."
That's odd, given Blair's close ties to Western capitalists, who make plenty from war.  Blair did push economic peace which capitalists love, especially the government subsidized version.  New markets and energy resources can be obtained by force.  Pro-Western leaders can be installed.  Even those with a terrorist background will do, if they fit the current need.  Next move?