Joseph, I really wish you were right. But, don’t underestimate the war-weariness of the American public. America’s current government has made a strategic decision that it is not in their long-term interests to support a strike against Iran. Or 100% support Israel. They have come to the hard and unemotional conclusion that they can live with a nuclear Iran just like a nuclear Russia, China, N. Korea, etc. They don’t have to like it. They just have to do it. No one always wins. No one. Israel has been fortunate for years in war. One rule – no one always wins every engagement. Not the US not Israel, Not any country or culture.
Very well done, if i may say that, Mr. Wouk. And a good idea of telling us, your readers -how much time ?…two years i think – how do you feel and think about this crucial issue. In the end, the job will be done, we have no doubt about it. And the method ? Hard to say that…
Dear Joseph – just watched the 2 videos – very impressing.As you said : ” He who brought Israel out of Egypt will bring Israel out of this crisis too!” He who hates Israel hates himself because he provokes Gods anger on him ! ”He who curses Israel will be cursed!” says the scriptures. Today I say that we should worry more about the future of the western world than of Israel because Israel has its God who is committed to help and protect it – but there is no such thing like a God of the western world – the west is alone………Shalom and blessings to you achi……
I concur with you.God swore by himself that he shall never abandon his inheritance “Israel” a time will come and its here when all mankind will worship that God not some a legged prophets who advice their followers to arm themselves with nuclear warheads to fight for their religion!!!!
Fascinating analysis; beautiful boats lover’s background. Lost all credibility when you thoughtlessly flicked a butt into the sea! Clean up your act Joe, from a fellow smoker, who’s not careless of others. I’ll continue to follow the blog nevertheless.
Guess what…Israel has no real choice than to co-exist with a “nuclear radical Islam state.” It’s happening and the rest of the world had already come to the point of acceptance of it just like North Korea. Just can’t buy your Star Wars fantasy solution. Not gonna happen. How does one stop these effects of such a bomb (if it even does exist) at Iran’s borders? For example, what about people on hospitals on life support or babies in incubators in Iran and adjacent areas?Think it totally through.. It is far from then “clean” solution you present. Any Israeli assault will just delay not prevent the inevitable…a nuclear Mideast. The other radical Islamic state will soon be Egypt anyway. Any way you look at it Israel’s luck has run out. Only MAD will prevent the next Holocaust. And you have Iran’s gov’t who want a catastrophic war to bring their messiah. This doesn’t end nicely. Get out while you can.
First of all, according to you, Israel has to ” co-exist ” with a nuclear radical islamic state; but, the same you, are saying in the end that the new jewish holocaust cannot be prevented. Hmm…We have a little contradiction here, don’t we, Ali ?
Secondly, the Star War ” fantasy ” – as you charmly called it – is much less of a fantasy when you are doing the homework. The name of the project is Starfish, 1962, an atomic explosion in the space by USA. It can be done. It was already done.
But, Ali, my little friend, the nasty israelis wont do that. They have some other strong candies for our common friend, little Ahmad and his cronies. And, of course, don’t forget to get out while you can.