Washington Times Columnist Jeff Kuhner: World War III Will Begin Within Six Months
Joel 3:11-12, “Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones. Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.”
Radio Host: “We’ve got Israel and Iran rattling sabers, hugely, we’ve got the man in the White House — who has not made a single visit to Israel — he’s telling Israel to stand down until after the election. What’s the talk in Washington about this? I mean, we could be on the brink, literally, of World War III … this could be biblical in nature. What’s the talk in Washington?”
Jeff Kuhner: “Well, the talk in Washington is that the Israelis now see themselves as having a three to six-month window before Iran embarks upon a path that is irreversible in terms of them obtaining a nuclear bomb. They now realize, maybe by February or January at the absolute latest, if they do not strike Iran’s nuclear facilities their installations will be too deep underground, their program will be too advanced, by then it’s just a matter of time before Iran gets the bomb and once they get the bomb they will use it and annihilate Israel with it. And so now Iran realizes that Israel is on a war footing. And this is why they, in Tehran, are bracing for a military showdown. Both sides now know a war is inevitable.
What the Israelis are now calculating — and this is, I think, gonna be the most important dynamic of this entire election — is should they wait for a potential Romney victory or, if they sense that Obama is going to win, should they strike before the election, use maximum leverage from Obama because he will need the Jewish-American vote, he will need … at least some part of the Evangelical-Protestant vote to win, and so … the thinking in Israel is now Obama will need our support or the support of Israel’s friends. After November, he’s in for a full second term, he can throw Israel to the wolves. And so I think the Israelis are looking at the election, they’re now looking at the polls. They may wait until January for a Romney administration if they feel confident enough that Romney will win [because January is when Romney will have power]. But if by mid-September or late-September … if they sense there’s a real possibility that Obama will win, then they will have no choice but to strike because if they strike after November then Obama will give them no diplomatic cover, they will have no support, they will be completely isolated on the world stage, and the Israelis know that will be the death of them. They know clearly that without America’s support they cannot sustain a serious long war, not just with Iran, but with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, with Hamas in Gaza, with Hezbollah in Lebanon, with most likely an empowered Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Israel is now literally encircled and surrounded by their enemies. And so if America goes to [elect] an Obama Administration for a second term, then Israel’s goose is cooked…
You see, the key point to remember about Obama is this. He truly is the son of his father… He is truly an anti-Western, anti-colonial socialist leftist. And in his mind, it is the European powers, the Western powers, who are responsible for the exploitation and impoverishment of the third world, and for him the third world also encompasses the Muslim world, the Arab world. And so in his view Israel is like Europe and America. Israel is an imperial power. Israel is the source of all the problems in the Middle East. That’s why, you’ve noticed, he’s never gone to Israel on a visit. But he’s gone to Saudi Arabia. He went to Cairo. He extends his hand to the Muslim world, but he won’t to the Jews and to the people of Israel because, in his mind, if you can get rid of the Israeli-Jewish problem, this will bring peace and harmony to the Middle East …” Listen to the full radio interview here.