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Israel's Part in This Cannot Be Minimalized

Reader comment on item: Syria's Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 2, 2015 at 15:19

A potential outcome of the Syrian Civil War could be a stabilization of the region; but this observer is not going to hold any breath in waiting to see if that will be the case. In the alternative, the radical Islamic changes being seen in the greater Syrian conflict do not appear to have any long reaching contemplations for a 'peace' solution. Instead, merely a change in the demographics will set up the differing battle lines for newer overwhelming power surges.

Critical to the underlying circumstances in all of this is still the posture Israel must maintain in order not to be swept away in the geopolitical scheme of things. But while this observer has a confidence that Israel will be put through the refiner's fire, so to speak, many challenges to the power status quo are going to be part of a dynamic process in which the global world powers, thinking to get a better handle on the region will seek a misguided alternative to the Israeli question.

No one more in the political realm than PM Netanyahu understands this as he attempts to navigate an historical course through the antagonisms between Iran and its US nuanced ambitions and the UN 'Palestinian' contingency's desire to evict Israel from the very Jewish homeland of the promise. That battle waits in the wings, in spite of the 'balancing of Syrian stabilization.' Al-Assad is not going to let go of the Golan that easily, no matter the demographics of the reshaped Syria. Not even a mediated outcome with ISIS/ISIL/IS is going to deter that issue.


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