Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

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Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

Post #1 by John Thomas8 » April 8th, 2013, 9:59 pm

We need our own mirror like this.

I haven't checked, but I wonder if the writer is still alive.

The 1967 War lasted only six days. But, these three wars were not the only Arab-Israel confrontations. From the period of 1948 and to this day many confrontations have taken place. Some of them were small clashes and many of them were full-scale battles, but there were no major wars apart from the ones mentioned above. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the most complicated conflict the world ever experienced. On the anniversary of the 1973 War between the Arab and the Israelis, many people in the Arab world are beginning to ask many questions about the past, present and the future with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The questions now are: What was the real cost of these wars to the Arab world and its people. And the harder question that no Arab national wants to ask is: What was the real cost for not recognizing Israel in 1948 and why didn’t the Arab states spend their assets on education, health care and the infrastructures instead of wars? But, the hardest question that no Arab national wants to hear is whether Israel is the real enemy of the Arab world and the Arab people.

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Re: Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

Post #2 by East of Here » April 9th, 2013, 1:23 am

Interesting questions. Unfortunately, the mold has been laid that in order to ascend to power in the Middle East, you HAVE to pay homage to the goal of destroying Israel. And, in whipping up the old hatreds among the citizenry, you perpetuate the mold for yet another generation. Then another. And another. Also, it diverts attention from the continuation of the graft and corruption to the past, current and future regimes. As long as they can keep their people's attention focused foremost on hating Israel, their people won't notice them living a decadent lifestyle rivalling the most egregious of Roman Emperors.

Sadly, you can draw parallels to the same sort of internal political dysfunction that we perpetuate right here in the good old US of A. Create an emotionally charged enemy (guns, drugs, poverty, racism, immigration, terrorism, atheism, homosexuality, Communism, Socialism,etc.), then fight that enemy like mad. But whatever you do, you should never screw up and kill it. Because if you do, you lose your raison d'etre and your place in power is longer necessary. The only difference between the U.S. and the Middle East is that the U.S. politicians sedate their subjects with a mix of bread and circuses; while the Middle Eastern rulers keep the bread for themselves and distract their subjects with the same old recurring circus.


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