By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
I warned last week about the kidnapping and murder of three Israelis and revenge killing of a Palestinian teen sparking violence in Israel. My fear is now been confirmed with Hamas rocket attacks on various targets in Israel. Israel is making counter attacks that have claimed the lives of dozens in Gaza. One big development is the rockets that Hamas is using are now more powerful and have up to a 100 mile range. In 2012, the rockets had only a 50 mile range. Israel has called up at least 40,000 troops and is getting ready for a ground assault in Gaza against Hamas. Now, I am worried about a much wider war being sparked in the Middle East. Does Israel also see a much wider war coming, and is it going to knock out Hamas now? Another big development: ISIS, or the Islamic State in Western Iraq and Eastern Syria, has acquired both chemical weapons and nearly 90 pounds of nuclear material. Is Israel worried about chemical weapons or nuclear material ending up in a Hamas rocket? I think the answer is clearly yes, and this will get much worse before it gets better. There are attempts at brokering a cease-fire by President Obama, but I don’t expect that until heavy damage has been done to Hamas’ ability to fire rockets into Tel Aviv.
In Ukraine, it looks like pro-government forces have the upper hand and have been winning over the pro-Russian separatists. I do not know how long this is going to last before Russia steps in. Russia has openly worried that what the Ukraine government might do is the same “ethnic