Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Instead of being a good politician and backing off of his comments in front of thousands of supporters, he stood by his original comments. The crowd chanted “death to Israel” and “death to America,” while some burned Israeli and U.S. flags. President Ahmadinejad said that the West were free to comment but what we think is invalid
I might be missing something, but this seems like bad news. The U.S. and Israel go way back and we seem to be their only friend. I would think that if Israel is attacked that the U.S. would help them. Is the U.S. ready to combat Iran, if it comes to that? Do we have enough resources or are we too spread out to be able to do something if we had to? What can be done to help stabilize this volatile region? How can we, America, placate these individuals?
I am afraid that there is nothing we can do. No matter who is in power, Republicans or Democrats, we would still be in Iraq and other Muslim nations would still hate us and Israel. The only way we can stop this is to leave the area and convert to the Muslim religion. With the oil in that region, we aren’t going to leave, and a lot of Americans haven’t converted to any religion by free choice, much less being forced to convert.
On the other hand we could send out a message saying that if you value your lives leave the Middle East. That is a first and only warning for the innocents to leave the area. Then we go in and just bomb it back into the Stone Age. Destroy it all and help with the rebuild. Let them know that we are the boss and any time they step out of line, the same thing will happen. Sounds like a horror movie. I would say that many of us could not live with that, but it is the simplest and best solution to the situation. Let’s hope it never comes to that.
I think this situation really needs to be monitored closely and I am sure that is being done. I am just afraid that things will never be calm or peaceful in this area, at least until we and the Israelis are wiped off the map or we wipe the Middle East off the map.