The secret war with Iran continues under Obama. Even tough we haven’t claimed any official foots on the ground (so we’re told), it’s common knowledge that the Iran cyber war is full steam ahead. We continue to push them when we can with public words and UN sanctions, however, one day the time will come that a bomb will be needed. Israel has already drew the red line and that line will be pushed over under the next four years under Obama. Sanctions and diplomacy hasn’t worked in 4+ years and we all know that it will continue to be brushed off by Iran Officials. Since Israel always supported our wars and provided support as a partner so the US as a nation will be obligated to show them the support when it’s required to get physical.
So how is Obama going to deal with this situation. There is no doubt Iran isn’t going to stop and we can only do so much about it for now. In my opinion I view Iran like Iraq. We believe something is going on over there and they “may” have something now or in the future which could be used against us. We went into Iraq for the same exact reason. That didn’t turn out to be true, however. In hindsight, many believe Iraq shouldn’t have been invaded by President George Bush. Of course that is easy to say looking back at something in history. At the time of the invasion, many supported it and were still heated over 9/11.
The Syria Civil War is a different issue as there is no direct nation security issues. No matter what happens there, Syria doesn’t have the power to drop a nuclear bomb on us. With that said, it’s easier for the White House to turn their shoulders and avoid the issue. I believe Syria is going to take care of itself like libya did. Bashar al-Assad will get what he deserves eventually.
At this time with Iran, it seems the USA is in a holding pattern and we don’t know how to deal with the issue. I’m sure President Obama has a plan. I hope he is more aggressive since there will be no re-election fears.