As tensions in the Middle East continue to escalate, it is becoming increasingly clear that the United States will be heavily involved in the conflict, leading to a possible direct confrontation with Iran. The implications of such a scenario are dire and potentially apocalyptic. Iran, as the primary source of funding and arms for terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, is ultimately responsible for the acts of terrorism being carried out. On the other side, the U.S. is a staunch supporter and funder of Israel. It was only a matter of time before these two “big dogs” clashed.
According to multiple U.S. officials, there is intelligence indicating that Iranian-backed militia groups are planning to increase their attacks against American forces in the Middle East. As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, these groups have already launched numerous drone attacks and rocket assaults on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria. In fact, within the past week alone, U.S. forces have been attacked a total of 13 times. Pentagon officials have identified Iran’s involvement in these attacks, although there is currently no evidence linking Iran’s leaders directly to the orders.
Although some may argue that Iran’s leaders did not explicitly order these attacks, the fact remains that these terror groups exist and are able to carry out such acts because of Iran’s support. The funding and weapons provided by Iran give them the means to act according to Iranian interests. Therefore, Iran bears ultimate responsibility for the actions of these groups.
In response to the escalating situation, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a warning to Iran, promising swift and decisive action in the event of an attack on American personnel by Iranian proxy groups. However, critics argue that the Biden administration is hesitant to engage in direct conflict with Iran and the terror groups it sponsors due to the potential consequences, which could include the outbreak of World War III. A full-scale war in the Middle East would not bode well for President Biden’s chances of winning re-election in 2024.
As the conflict intensifies, plans are being made for the potential evacuation of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens from the region. The administration is concerned about the escalation of the war and the logistical challenges that would arise from an abrupt relocation of such a large number of people in a short period of time. Current estimates suggest that there are approximately 600,000 U.S. citizens in Israel and an additional 86,000 in Lebanon.
In a surprising turn of events, French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed interest in forming an international coalition to fight against Hamas. However, it is unlikely that other European nations will actively participate in the conflict, as they prefer to stay out of the war in the Middle East. Therefore, it will mainly be the United States and Israel on one side, and Iran and its proxies on the other, leading to a potentially devastating conflict.
Finally, it is important to note that as the world prepares for a possible World War III, other conflicts with China and Russia are also looming. With multiple adversaries to contend with, the Biden administration faces a difficult decision regarding how to respond to Iranian attacks. They must either withdraw U.S. forces from the region or take a more proactive approach and strike back. The consequences of either choice will have far-reaching implications for the region and the world as a whole.