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Rights to the Land - A Promise to be Kept

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 9, 2007 at 19:00

Actually, Canada is a good, and maybe more modern example of a country that has internal issues that could conceivably result in a division of national interests such as Bloc Quebecois, or even in light of the Constitution Act of 1982 (Canada) over Canadian Indian issues, though this could be seen as more along the lines that nearly split the United States in the nineteenth century, than say Iraq today. We will come back to Iraq later, but a Canadian break-up would conceivably mean needing to remember to speak French only in Montreal and the surrounding environs.

In a subjective analysis, it can be argued that a country that splinters for the lack of a community sense of the greater whole loses the advantage of the whole, which can be seen as better than the splintered parts. We see that irrespective of ideology, Vietnam functions better than N. Korea/S. Korea, states of the former Yugoslavia founder under the ravages of sectarian issues, and Ireland could conceivably have a stronger place in the world scheme of things if the British would let them. But those are different continents, different ideologies.

Whether Iraq remains as a separate country or not can be assessed by working on the assumption that ethnic Arabs would consider co-existing with ethnic Chaldeans and ethnic Aryan/Persians and others like the Kurds, were the country to find itself absorbed into a greater empire, say of Iranian Islamic dominance. Then it could be supposed that there could be a greater influence to resurrect a Babylonian style of governance under Islamic control as opposed to the one dreamed of by Saddam Hussein.

And therein lies the crux of the dilemma and the strongest argument against the above assumption, that an Islamic Iraq cannot function as a whole as long as there is the division of Shiite and Sunni interests, as the sectarian fighting graphically shows. Add to that the foreign intervention of outside Islamic interests with theri own agendas and it will be a hard time for anyone trying to keep Iraq together. A minor example can be seen that even the American backed current government cannot come to terms on issues of how to share the wealth in peaceful fashion, let alone how not to hate each other to death.

But, again, these are regional issues that are to a certain degree containable, as opposed to the rock and the hard place known as Israel. As we approach a combined beginning observance of Rosh Hoshanah and Ramadan, there has got to be a fire stirring under the smoke filled skies over the north and south of Israel, and the existence of that nation is being debated by all that would see a different flag flying over Jerusalem. It is therefore reiterated, watch the eyes of those who watch over Israel, both for the good, and for the evil.

There are the ancient Holy Writings that prescribe a fateful curse to those that have envy and hunger in their hearts for the land of Israel and make unholy preparations to enlarge their borders over the land promised to Abraham and the sons of his promise. Remember that the Land of Israel is promised to her rightful heirs and the One who made the promise is able to keep it. Watch.

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