Mideast War Expected By 2012
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States must prepare for a major war in the
Middle East, a report said.
The Washington Institute said the Middle East would be torn by one or
several wars over the next four years. In a report, the institute said
Middle East tension could erupt into conflict as early as 2009.
"Another Arab-Israeli war is a near certainty in the next four years,"
the report said. "The current Israeli-Hamas ceasefire is unlikely to last
indefinitely, and Israel eventually will re-enter Gaza to remove the rocket
threat or dismantle Hamas's terror and governmental infrastructure."