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Is the Middle East on the Brink of Another War?

Tuesday's cross-border firefight between Israeli and Lebanese government forces might simply have been a misunderstanding. And the rockets fired from Gaza and the Israeli air strikes on the besieged border territory over the past week could be viewed as periodic blips in business as usual on that front. By the same token, last Friday's unprecedented joint visit to Beirut by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Syria could be viewed simply as a move to stop the conflict between their Lebanese proxies from turning nasty. And British Prime Minister David Cameron's pleas to Turkey to keep open its communication channels with Israel's leaders are quotidian diplomatic common sense. Viewed in a wider context, however, each of those events could be signs of why many in the Middle East believe that despite the outward calm, the region may be on the brink of another catastrophic war.

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Added: Aug-22-2010 Occurred On: Aug-3-2010
By: Cheeseman
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Iran, Middle East
Tags: Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanese, Hizballah, Isreal, Iran, nuclear, War
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  • Of course they are on the brink.
    Iran is provoking everything from the sidelines and now can't wait to try out their new toys.
    Israel will probably get nuked within 2 or 3 years, if they don't do something now.
    The war is going to happen anyways, might as well get in the first licks.

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  • they have been at war for the past 2000 years, i would say a more shocking title would be "is the Middle East on the Brink of Peace"??

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  • If they want to start another war, can we please stay out of this one somehow?

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    • No. Iran has declared several times that they will attack USA automaticaly if there is a war. Also, if you guys declared that you intend to stay out of it, that would be encouraging Israel's enemies to start the war and that might force israel to use nuclear weapons. So trust me, US presence in ME has calming effect.

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    • @Sjumppanen Doesn't Iran have a national burn the American flag and effigy Friday? and as fucked up as the Middle East is right now the greatest threats are from Iran and Israel.

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  • Just make sure whoever films the start of the bombings for Gods sake hold the camera still. I hate shaky war vids...

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  • Let Israel take the gloves off and let them fight it out.

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    • the Hez would def cry afterward

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    • destruction of tel-aviv means the destruction of jaffa, since they are the same city, and the destruction of tens of thousends of arab lifes, which live in jaffa and other areas around.

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    • during the 2006 war almost half of the israeli civilian casulties were arabs, since the hiz. rockets had a tendency to land in the arabs towns and villages.

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    • Wow...you really are a propaganda machine.
      Not one thing you said was even correct!
      You arabs have been saying if a war breaks out it will be the end of israel for the last 60 years. In 6 wars you got your asses kicked every time, yet after each war you still claim victory!
      hahahahahahahaha

      When will you Jew hating muslims realize that Israel is here forever. Nothing you can do or say will destroy Israel.
      Hezbollah on the other hand......well, their days are numbered....even the Lebanese dont w More..

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  • Of course it is, isnt it always?

    Israels need and tact for protection and Angry Muslim neighbours only ever leads to one thing.

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  • When has the middle east NOT been on the verge of
    another war?I don't recall a time in my life that
    these people weren't either at war,finishing a war,
    or going to war.It's the only thing that makes them
    happy.

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  • we will celebrate your dramatic triumph, as you will not exist

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  • Yes, and a real gut bustin' city bombing baby killin' war too!
    When it's over the whole region will be a wasteland of radioactive glass and dead people.
    The war won't spare the muslim's or the Jews and will disrupt global oil supplies for about two weeks.
    Mecca? Gone, Tel Aviv? gone, the Aswan dam? gone along with the nation of egypt which will be swept into the med.
    I see the entire ummah involved and suffer accordingly.

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  • Nuke these dirt people

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  • Of course the M/East is on the brink of war,have been since 1949! There will first be Civil war in Turkey and the rest will happen so quick the West will be left behind the eight ball,again! I mean to say,how much warning do you need? North Korea and Iran will take the advantage to flex their muscles and they WILL strike their mortal enemies pretty damn quick,this will result in the West being too slow to react!How will it pan out? Simple,because the West do not believe it can happen we will be More..

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    • @Arachno I think your spot on with Turkey being the first to tip the scales to an all out war in that area. Iran is the wild card in the mix. It has the potential to lead the east if it embraces some of the benefits of democracy. Fact is pretty soon the age of carbon fuels will come to an end mainly because we have used it all. New minerals will be needed for batteries etc. Lithium and other rare metals will be the new rush. I'm sure we can squeeze in a war in Africa in the acquisition of the n More..

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