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Debating Over Who Gets the Blame for the Debacle of the Middle East

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 18:04

People, people, people; this exchange becomes a microcosm of the divergent ideologies trying to present a better logic for why one group following certain beliefs must have dominion over another contradictory set of beliefs of another. Let us stipulate what has been said over and over again in this forum and others, Islam does not tolerate any other belief system except in a fashion of servitude to the following of the Prophet, and true Christianity is tolerated the least, right after Judaism.

That being said, then there should be no surprise that a follower of Muhammad would argue a preferential position about how the world would be a better place if all would acknowledge Islam as a better way of life. The problem is, they cannot prove it, not in a common set of beliefs or in practicality. Let someone explain why the Saudi and other tribal groups live in the shadow of guarded oil wealth and the quasi-citizens of the ‘Palestinian' Authority live sometime in sordid squalor, victims of an ideology that would rather allow that condition to exist for political purposes than to turn away from their antipathies of Israel and seek to do good for the people.

As to the United States and the perception that America interferes in places not wanted, there will always be a reason for hatred against the United States since, for the moment, the United States is not a Muslim country. That translates to America being an enemy of Islam. OH, and let us not forget, that most who hold to the true form of Islam blames America (and to an earlier but lesser degree, the United Kingdom) for the re-establishment and preservation of Israel. (It is supposed here how much the Mufti of Jerusalem really wanted Germany to win the Second World War.)

This same rift is underlying to the cause that is Gaza. After Israel unwittingly played into the desires of their enemies by withdrawing from Gaza, they helped set the stage for the tribulation that has followed and will continue to an inevitable conclusion. Israel will not be able re-enter into Gaza without being labeled the aggressor and will provoke the international community to outrage, just as it happened in Lebanon. That is, by the way, how this will play very badly for Israel, for this retreat is a precursor to what will happen if/when the West Bank is negotiated away.

The ardent followers of Islam can barely wait for that to happen. To repeat the cliché, it is only a matter of time, and that time has gotten shorter as the world moves toward its final clash with Israel. As we see the things happening as mentioned by the returning Anointed Savior King, the Holy One of Israel in His Word, this is likely the generation He spoke of, and Gaza, along with Lebanon, could be the fuses to be lit by destiny to make it happen.

So, who wants to take responsibility for the disaster of the Middle East when He does appear?

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