Tensions around the world are growing daily, and the threat of war is around the globe. It looks like it is imminent that one will break out somewhere soon. But here is the question.
It’s downright scary to think about.
We have crazy Jong-un threatening a nuclear war while having President Trump calling in the entire Senate yesterday to address to brief them on the fact that our military will strike if and when is necessary.
Then there’s the Middle East. We fired missiles in Syria over Assad using chemical weapons on its citizens, but it really didn’t have much of an effect.
Syria is still being supplied to Hezbollah, which is out to annihilate Israel.
Israel just let them know that enough is enough.
Reuters reported this morning that “Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.
Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of the Syrian capital, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit.
Israel does not usually comment on action it takes in Syria. But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm involvement.
“The incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah,” he said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had “said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicates an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act”, he added.
Israel has largely kept out the war in Syria, but officials have consistently referred to two red lines that have prompted a military response in the past: any supply of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and the establishment of “launch sites” for attacks on Israel from the Golan Heights region.’
A Western diplomat said the airstrikes sent a clear political message to Iran, effectively saying it could no longer use Iraqi and Syrian airspace to resupply proxies with impunity.”
As Allen B West summed it up, “Of course it would be naïve to think just one strike will change the game much. The concern must be, what will happen in retaliation?
But we can predict with almost certainty this isn’t the end of the tension. The question is, how far will it go?”
The whole world is on edge and all we can do is sit back and watch, but there’s no doubt that things will only get worse before they get better.