Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is at it again. This time he is publicly claiming that Israel plans to start a war this upcoming Spring or Summer, and that this will be a chance for the surrounding nations to "finish" Israel. And yet there is very little outrage concerning these remarks outside of Israel and the United States.
It should be quite obvious to everyone by now that Ahmadinejad is not interested in peace. In fact, he very much sounds like someone who is almost lusting for war. He has made these same kind of remarks over and over, and it is very clear that he believes that there will be an inevitable clash between Iran and Israel.
Just consider the following quotes from Ahmadinejad's most recent remarks as they were reported in The Jerusalem Post....
"According to information we have they (Israel) are seeking to start a war next spring or summer, although their decision is not final yet."
"But the resistance and regional states will finish them if this fake regime does anything again."
"If the Zionist regime repeats its mistakes and initiate a military operation, then it must be resisted with full force to put an end to it once and for all."
Are those the words of a sane individual?
Of course not.
These newest remarks come several days after Ahmadinejad reportedly told Syrian President Bashar Assad that Israel "must be resisted" and "finished off once and for all" if it launches a military operation anywhere in the Middle East.
Finished off once and for all?
Those are bone-chilling words.
The rest of the world doesn't seem to be getting the message, but the reality is that Ahmadinejad is very serious about wiping the state of Israel off the map.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is mulling over "tougher sanctions" and Hillary Clinton is warning that Iran is moving towards a "military dictatorship".
In response, Ahmadinejad issued his own warning to nations that would imposed tougher sanctions on his nation....
"We prefer that they move in the spirit of cooperation. It won't put us in trouble. They themselves will get into trouble."
And this psycho may soon have his hands on nukes?
The truth is that the United States and Israel simply cannot allow Ahmadinejad to threaten the world with nuclear weapons.
But a war with Iran would be incredibly destructive not only to the Middle East, but also to the world economy.
So what should be done?
Hope that Ahmadinejad wakes up someday and changes his mind?
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is insisting that any effort to rid the Middle East of nuclear weapons must include Israel.
That puts Israel in a tough spot. The reality is that they have had nukes since the 1970s, and the presence of those nukes has caused potential invaders to think twice.
There is no way that Israel should ever give up their nukes, but insisting that everyone else but them in the region be nuke-free is a tough argument for the surrounding nations to swallow.
So what is going to happen?
We'll all just have to wait and find out - that is part of the fun of living in the last days.
But all signs are pointing to a massive conflict between Israel and Iran at some point.
Let us pray for the peace of Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem.