Will the Middle East conflict escalate into world war?
Vladimir Putin has now started to bomb the rebels with airstrikes. This has been seen as an indirect retaliation to western interference in Ukraine. Is this a diversion tactic? A show of might? Or a genuine show of military power as he truly believes Assad should be in power? More importantly will it escalate further?
Probably not. Neither Russia or the U.S. wants a "World War".
At most it could turn into another Vietnam where "super powers" support opposing sides for many years.
There are a lot of Americans who would be happy if the U.S. withdrew from all these Middle East conflicts.
It seems like a never ending battle between neighboring countries, races, and religions who have disliked one another for centuries.
Perhaps one should contemplate the possible outcome of Putin's facilitation of welcoming the strengthened Iranian army into Syria to assist his significant "chess-move." This is a present danger to Israel, surviving pockets of Christians, and Sunni areas. Regional Shia powerhouse Iran is believed to be spending billions of dollars a year to prop up President Assad and his Alawite-dominated government, providing military advisers and subsidised weapons, as well as lines of credit and oil transfers. Keep in mind, Mr Assad is Iran's closest Arab ally and Syria is the main transit point for Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement, Hezbollah which spells danger for Israel... This significant change and facilitation of Iranian forces closer to Israel is indeed a powder-keg significantly closer to ignition. Pair this with our ridiculous backing of the Iranian deal and indeed escalation to a much larger conflict seems to be a clear and present danger...
Keep in mind, it will not result into a World War since our government seems to be on the same side as Russia, Iran and Syria based on our support for that Iranian Nuclear agreement and our non-support of Israel. Israel has little option except to...
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