It seems most all of the diplomatic energies of America have lately been directed toward Vladimir Putin and his first steps at reconstituting the old Soviet empire, or at least the parts he deems desirable for economic and strategic reasons, and, in my opinion, America and the Western World will be dealing with Russian aggression from now on as Putin pursues his grand design of making Russia the world's major super power.
In the meantime, Iran gets ever closer to building a deployable nuclear device with each passing day and it seems that the dire implications of what that means to the balance of power in the Middle East has been, for all practical purposes, lost on every American president in recent times.
Iran's nuclear aspirations are not new and have been actively pursued through several administrations, Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative and no president was willing to take the steps necessary to put a stop to it.
Even the meaningful economic sanctions that had been imposed on Iran have recently been lifted by President Obama. Just because the Iranians made a few lightweight promises, which aren't worth the ink it took to write them down.
So where does that leave us in the Middle East, or more importantly, where does it leave our ally, Israel?
Iranian leaders have already declared their intentions of wiping Israel off the face of the Earth.
Of course Israel has something to say about that and I have it on the Highest Authority that Iran, nor anybody else, will ever wipe Israel off the face of the earth, but that doesn't mean that there will not be massive blood spilled before this thing is settled.
I have wondered for several decades, that, knowing the loose, unstable cannon Iran is, why the Western World has not taken whatever measures necessary to prevent the madness of a nation ruled by Islamic fanatics, who hate the very ground we walk on, from going nuclear.
Can you imagine the nightmare of Iran actually having a deliverable nuclear bomb?
There are many nuclear-armed countries on the planet but except for the ones used in Japan to end the Second World War, no nation has taken the lid off that box, knowing that the results would be unthinkable.
Well stop and think about this, Iran wants the results to be unthinkable, they believe if they can create a state of utter chaos it will bring about the arrival of the Islamic messiah or the Mahdi who will come to convert the whole world to Islam and destroy those who refuse to accept it.
A nuclear device in the hands of the fanatics in Iran means one thing for sure. Their first and most hated targets are America and Israel, and with Israel being in the neighborhood, guess which one they'd, in all likelihood, go after first.
So what does Israel do, it has no confidence in Obama, they may make placating statements and platitudes, but Israel has absolutely zero confidence in Obama's willingness to even cooperate in a preemptive strike, nor should they as Obama has a proven weak spot when it comes to Islamic nations.
So does Israel go it alone?
Well, getting right down to it, what choice does Israel have? Do they live under the threat of not knowing when one of the incoming rockets will have a nuclear war head or do they take preemptive action and at least set back the Iranian nuclear program and buy some time in hopes that their supposed allies will finally come to their senses and see the Iranian nuclear threat for what it is?
At present, America reeks of weakness in high places, disunity, unpreparedness and unstable economy and as yet no solid steps are being taken to rectify the situation.
There was a time when a warning word from an American president sent shockwaves throughout the world, now it is little more than elaborate rhetoric, all bark, no bite.
We are quickly approaching territory from which there will be no return, a nuclear-armed nation who exports terrorism and has no conscience when it comes to using them.
It's a frightening thought.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America