Israel and America are facing together an existential threat; and ultimately it is American safety and sovereignty that are in greatest jeopardy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak maintain that if they eventually decide a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is necessary, they would keep the U.S. in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack.
Israel needs to protect herself and she can’t trust the Obama administration to rally with her. And yet, this message delivered to a visiting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser, the director of national intelligence and some top U.S. lawmakers could be a case of “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” and serve as the impetus to force the U.S. to do more than just stand on the sidelines at “go time.”
It appears that we are approaching the point of no return; and in that Israel must go forward and America has a spiritual responsibility to aid her ally. But, should this attack take place, the acronym SHTF will certainly be applicable. Iran will likely retaliate against U.S. military assets in the region as well as shutting down the Strait of Hormuz – if only for a short period of time. Iranian terror proxies Hamas and Hezbollah will commit attacks in Israel and likely in the U.S.; as we can only speculate how many of these operatives have crossed into the mainland via a porous border with Mexico.
We must be prepared for anything as the world situation is perilously dynamic; flowing hot with lava-like fluidity. Yes, considering a volcanic Syrian political and humanitarian crisis and with dire American and European economic situations, a preemptive strike on Iran will see unexpected scenarios and unplanned-for events rear their ugly heads.
Indeed, the feces will impact the air-cooling device and with every day we are spared these dreadful eventualities the softer and more skeptical we grow. But, we must not grow complacent. We must be right with God and likewise be physically prepared. We must thank our holy, triune God that the awful acronym has not yet become more than just that – an awful acronym…
…But we also must come to grips with the fact that we are on burrowed time.