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Clouds of War

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

For a while I’ve been considering whether the President’s decision to run for election from the Left, rather than the Center, didn’t forbode a major military event being a high probability prior to the November, 2012 election.

A wartime President garners wide support. Running from the Left doesn’t. This is not to say that this President would precipitate a war in order to win an election like the petty dictators who manipulate by alternatively declaring wars against internal and then external enemies as described in Natan Sharansky’s book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror. But with a conflict with Iran being an anticipated probability, it may be a safer environment politically to run from the far Left or the far Right if one were to assume that such a confrontation or conflict prior to the election would be inevitable.

I pray that an international military confrontation with Iran can be avoided. I’m concerned that such a confrontation could unleash geopolitical gambits by either or both China and Russia over long-standing grievances or goals in other parts of the world, and generate a highly-charged and dangerously unstable international environment.

Were some of the circumstances mentioned above to come about, I fear that the lives of young people in particular would be changed forever, and their liberties reduced. Recent youthful American generations have grown to expect a prolonged adolescence into their young 30s. Compulsory national service was discussed by the President during the 2008 debates. This idea could come roaring back due to an international crisis.

But if a shooting war or an Internet war broke out, the very existence of liberty in the world would be at stake.

Every administration has within its domain radicals who wish to remake the entire society to suit their own designs. I wouldn’t doubt that there aren’t a few fanatics who would risk even a war to win an election and to thereby empower themselves to sustain a radical agenda. I also trust and pray that our President isn’t one of these fanatics.

A divided society in the midst of war is a toxic and dangerous environment, and could hurt our beloved nation, the United States of America, greatly.

I pray that if there is an international crisis prior to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections, that the President would then turn to the Center, and unite the country, rather than keep veering more Left, and bitterly divide it.

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