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As this war escalates, it’s only a matter of time before these US warships are sunk. They are sitting ducks in the Red Sea. The US is not in a position to deter anyone except perhaps for the occasional dolphin.
What has not been reported is that not only is Yemen launching drones and air strikes, but that a major escalation of Hezbollah attacks occured last night on the Lebanon-Israel border and that Hezbollah successfully hit a number of US interests in the region.
Israel has abandoned all of its diplomatic missions in Turkey, a NATO country, as Turkey may soon offer to send in troops to both Syria and Egypt. Turkey has over a half a million troops ready to go and has the most powerful airforce of any NATO country.Syria and Turkey have been enemies but appear to be putting their differences aside to join forces against Israel. US controlled oilfields in Syria have been hit.
There is an escalation taking place. Biden’s threat against other entities joining the war has had zero impact because Islamic countries will not stand by if Israel is permitted to invade and bomb Gaza into the stone age.
As soon as Israel launches its invasion of Gaza, then other players in the Middle East plus Turkey will be obliged to join in. This time, history is on the side of Palestine, not Israel.
Putin says if Israeli forces go into Gaza, Israel-Russia relations will be significantly damaged. Russia and China are with the Islamic countries.
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Thuppahi's Blog · This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.