Monday, December 24, 2007
Sobering thoughts for the New Year
There's been an almost daily stream of reports out of world media outlets about the emerging - some would say, already-present - general Iranian nuclear threat to global peace and stability, and specific threat to Israel.
Now comes word from the Jerusalem Post that Israel could likely survive a nuclear war with a nuclear-capable Iran.
The J-Post story cites a report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, which, among other grusome details, tries to determine the results of a hypothetical atomic war between Israel and Iran. It looks at potential death rates in Israel, Iran, Syria and Egypt (the latter two countries are listed on the assumption they might become invovled in lobbing their own missiles into Israel to help the Iranians try to wipe out the Jewish state).
Even though Israel would likely "survive" the attack and exact some serious retribution from Iran, this is not a fun mental exercise. We're talking some heavy subject matter here and it's scary that this report is even making the rounds.
We just celebrated Chanukah, and Christians everywhere are about to celebrate X-mas. In this supposed time of peace and love for all men, it's absolutely horrible that the world is still looking at scenarios of mass destruction. And of course, Israel is in the middle of the it all.
Pray for peace in the new year.