Elections have consequences and this one will have some whoppers. Consider the following topics and what a continuation of policies of the last four years will bring:
Iran-Israel Nuclear Standoff - Israel has been ready to flatten Iran's nuclear program for some time, but has been holding off, in part under the belief a change in administration would also change the tactical and strategic outlook. It is our belief that given the President's Muslim heritage, combined with the administration's ultra close association with the Muslim brotherhood and other Islamic groups as was covered in a recent issue of Threat Journal, it is highly likely that the commander in Chief, no longer facing the prospects of another election, will hold U.S. forces on the sidelines.
Israel will act on it's own sooner rather than later. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reiterated his willingness to attack the Iranian nuclear program without support from Washington or the world.
During an interview appearing on Israeli television, Prime Minister Netunyahu asked the following:
“When David Ben-Gurion declared the foundation of the state of Israel, was it done with American approval?” “When Levi Eshkol was forced to act in order to loosen the siege before 1967, was it done with the Americans’ support?"
“If someone sits here as the prime minister of Israel and he can’t take action on matters that are cardinal to the existence of this country, its future and its security, and he is totally dependent on receiving approval from others, then he is not worthy of leading. I can make these decisions.”
His comments came less than two weeks after the Israeli air force carried out a long range bombing mission to destroy a missile plant in Sudan producing missile for Iran and Hamas.
Syria and the West -Syria and Turkey, a NATO nation, have already repeatedly exchanged artillery fire. Forces loyal to Assad are killing their own citizens in droves. The U.S. and other Western nations already have special operations forces operating in country working with antigovernment rebels. Iran, Russia and China are backing the Assad regime with the same services.
Border Security and Immigration - More than 5000 border agents will loose their jobs in early January. There is currently no plan to renew those positions, nor any money for that matter, making an already porous border even more wide open. This literally assures a further spread of Mexico's drug violence in America's heartland. Keep in mind that this war between the drug cartels has already claimed close to 50,000 lives since 2006. Some of these were Americans killed on U.S. soil.
Al Qaeda - It is clear that while the real truth behind the killing of a U.S. ambassador and several other U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya will likely never come out, what has become obvious is that Al Qaeda is alive and well and seemingly involved in every major flash point in the Middle East. In fact, the Al Qaeda black flag of jihad was widely displayed during the Muslim Day parade in Manhattan. Even the official program for the event showed the al Qaeda flag flying above the White House.
Beyond all of the topics above, consider additional movement of Islam and Shariah into America, the real potential for dangerous cuts to the defense budget, and a planned reduction of the nuclear arsenal concurrent to Russia and China growing their stockpiles.
These are certainly dangerous times.