I've been accused of many things, but an anti-semite I am not. If I had something against Jewish people I would openly say so. It does serve as an excellent deflection though, and it's used by many.
For starters, I don't buy the BS article in the OP. For argument's sake, let's assume for a moment that the article is true. Doesn't this make the Bush administration, the 9/11 commisision, and all military action subsequent to 9/11 extremely questionable, or perhaps even worse? After all of Bush's rhetoric about smoking them out of their caves and tracking down all funding and support of the terrorists could this just come out now? You'll have to excuse my skeptism, but the timing of this is very suspicious.Even if this were true, what does it have to do with Iran's complicity or lack of same in the 9/11 attacks?
And, it isn't true. In terms of manpower, Israel is way down on the list.
State Total Active
Russian Federation 21,476,000 1,027,000
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 9,495,000 1,106,000
Republic of Korea 8,691,500 687,000
Vietnam 5,495,000 455,000
India 4,768,407 1,325,000
People's Republic of China 4,585,000 2,285,000
Iran 3,833,000 523,000
United States of America 2,937,899 1,468,364
Republic of China 1,964,000 290,000
Brazil 1,667,710 327,710
Pakistan 1,434,000 617,000
Egypt 1,344,500 468,500
Cuba 1,234,500 49,000
Ukraine 1,214,825 129,925
Turkey 1,041,500 510,600
Indonesia 982,000 302,000
Israel 749,550 176,500
Israel is more than capable of defending themselves, even to the point of turning Tehran into a smoking hole in the ground. A threat to Israel is not an adequate reason for me to cheer on WWIII.Congratulations. You know where you live. Now try to stay on topic.
I think you missed the point deliberately, but whatever.
So we have to "GET THEM" before they "GET US".What isn't going to happen? The defeat of the United States? Our departure from the Middle East? A massive drawdown of our military forces? The rise of Islamist governments in Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Syria, Tunisia, Afghanistan or Iraq? What you don't seem to get is that they are winning by every objective measure. We're withdrawing our forces from two countries that we had previously fought hard to remove from the roster of enemy states. Afghanistan is already making overtures to Pakistan, while Iraq is trying desperately to avoid being carved up by the surrounding powers, and both nations are well on the way to theocratic rule. When that happens, they will join the "Arab Spring" Anschluss of Islamist states run by the Muslim Brotherhood, which, BTW, is the parent organization of Hamas and they are the folks who gave us al Qaeda (Ayman al Zawahiri, Bin Laden's deputy in al Qaeda, came out of the Muslim Brotherhood). Hamas, which is as fanatically Sunni as it gets, is backed by Iran. Meanwhile, our government is mounting up debt on useless programs and cutting the military, which, unlike Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, Food Stamps, Welfare and a host of other programs, is the only thing that it's supposed to be maintaining under the Constitution. We're withdrawing form the world as it's getting more dangerous.
As for where it ends, it depends on whose side you're on. For us, it ends when the Muslims figure out that they don't want to mess with us, which hasn't happened yet. For them, it ends with us praying five times a day to Mecca and my daughters ensconced in some lowlife imam's harem. I know which side of that equation that I'd like to be on. How about you?
Or would it be more along the lines of starting WWIII in order to prevent WWIII?