A fragile ceasefire has been brokered by the US and Egypt between the Hamas government in Gaza and Israel. But how long will it last, and what are the consequences if it breaks down and Israel invades Gaza? Could this be the equivalent of Austria invading Serbia, the seemingly small conflict that triggered World War One? Given that three different extremist groups, fundamentalist Islam, fundamentalist Christianity and ultra-conservative Judaism all believe that a war in the area would cause their various messiahs to reappear, any violence that happens there is extremely dangerous. Believers from all three groups actually want war. Will they get their wish? What does John Hogue think?
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War between Israel and Iran seems very close, and it threatens a terrible nuclear confrontation. If that happens, would it result in cosmic intervention? Anthony Peake’s new article in New Dawn Magazine discusses the relationship between the body and the sacred through the pineal gland, and here he explains how this relationship might influence our lives and control our destiny in ways far more profound than we know.
We recently wrote about "Saudi America," meaning that, thanks to increasing gas reserves, the US will soon no longer be so dependent on Middle Eastern oil as oil-fired manufacturing processes, like coal, are moving to the burning of gas. This will be a relief, since we’ve had bad relations with many countries in that part of the world. But the country that has REALLY had trouble with Middle Eastern dictatorships is the beleaguered democracy of Israel, but now that country has discovered oil, so it may be able to be energy-independent as well.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington and former Mossad Chief Meier Dagan appeared on 60 Minutes to warn that war with Iran would be a mistake. Meanwhile, it has been pointed out by numerous commentators that no country which has acquired nuclear weapons since World War II has used them, and that nuclear arsenals are instruments of peace rather than war, because the prospect of mutually assured destruction enforces stalemate. The prime examples cited are the US and the USSR, which never actually fought a nuclear conflict, and Pakistan and India, which fought three wars prior to acquiring nuclear weapons, and have not fought since.