Opinion: PM Netanyahu’s remarks in Moscow 20 Nov 2013 – John Gelmini

English: President Barack Obama talks with Pri...

English: President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as they walk from the Oval Office to the South Lawn Drive of the White House, following their meetings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right to talk about a shift to a multipolar world because that is what we have been witnessing for the past 15 years, a shift of power, wealth and resources from the West to the East, coupled with a rise in the influence of Islam into a movement for a Global Caliphate.

Meanwhile, with the assistance of Saudi Arabia, I sense that PM Netanyahu would probably still prefer to attack Iran and between them effect regime change in Syria. Such action, it would appear, has been ruled out by the US military and General Dempsey, probably after extensive Pentagon war-gaming. The Americans are perhaps the only people capable of doing the job effectively because they have bombs capable of penetrating and destroying hardened nuclear power bunkers and other sites but critically they, along with Russia and China, do not want go to war.

In my personal view, the real threats to Israel come from people like Netanyahu, who by their actions and rhetoric make war more likely, thus bringing in the Great Powers and damaging Middle East wars with the potential to become World War 3.

In my mind, the Israeli people should reflect carefully on the new multipolar World; the US is beginning to focus its attention Eastwards, and since Afghanistan, lacks the desire to attack Iran, even if it were possible. Perhaps it is time for a more pragmatic and less bellicose leader in Israel?

In my personal view, Iran can be contained by a mixture of sanctions and psychological techniques to make their young people yearn for a more bright economic future and their woman to want more Western style emancipation.

I maintain that threats will drive Iran into building nuclear bombs and burying them deep in mountains whilst making bellicose statements, like the North Koreans.

John Gelmini

 

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