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Submitted by Harrybaby (Israel), Jul 2, 2012 at 01:41

Sorry, Daniel, but for the first time in a long time I disagree with you. Miller's analysis appears to be spot on. US forces are moving out of the Middle East as we speak and US military power is now concentrated more in Asia and Europe. The Palestinians have become a forgotten people, ( if they ever existed) and the Durban conferences and the UN are losing all credibility. The world watches dumbfounded as Islam and the Arab nations show their true colors in a bloodthirsty spring. And even more pronounced, we are beginning to see countries losing interest in the non-productive world of the middle east, Israel excluded.

Think ten years from now, as natural gas and other alternative energies replace oil. What value will these markets have to the world, never mind the US. They won't be able to pay for arms....so really, who cares that they degenerate into years of Arab springs as the rest of the planet advances economically and technologically, thus distancing themselves from an area where natural selection will dominate.

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