A top Iranian general has warned Israel to avoid taking action which might result in an expansion in military action in the Middle East. General Masoud Jazayeri, said: “Any aggression against Iran will start a world war. The unrestrained greed of the US leadership and global Zionism… is leading the world to the edge of a precipice.” His comments received some support from Jordan King Abdullah who urged Israel to show restraint becaue “Israel doesn’t have the ability to completely destroy the atomic reactor in Iran.” King Abdullah tried to get across the idea that inherent in the aggressive attitude of Iran to the world was a desire to finally be recognized as an important player on the world stage and to be respected.
King Abdullah offers sound advice to Israel which for too long has been trapped in the Bush concept that arms alone can change what happens in the Middle East. Israel has to become more aggressive, but, not on the military stage. It must become more proactive in seeking peace with Palestinian leaders because peace is the best hope for survival of the nation of Israel.