Over the holidays several of my friends and I were discussing the Middle East and its vast array of problems and conflicts. The topic was when will the "BIG WAR" break out into a multi nation world war? I will not bore you with the he said she said comments, but it was interesting to note that one of my friends herd word of a coming offensive that would put the Israeli special units (Sayeret Matkal, Golani units, and units of the paratroopers) into IRAN! Don't bet on the Armed Forces of the United States pulling out of Iraq any time soon. Word of a pull out in the words of my British buddies would say is "rubbish!"