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Hard Lessons for Humanity to Learn.

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 4, 2017 at 11:20

Employing once again an American colloquialism: 'what we have here is a failure to communicate.'

Dr. Pipes' elaborate analysis of the progressively frustrating mishandling of Middle Eastern affairs lends to the cycling and recycling misadventures of how to deal with the world's singularly most daunting task - how to deal with the only nation in the world's history whose presence has defeated even the most difficult challenges for its very existence, let alone nationhood.

All of the insurgencies and counterinsurgencies that history has seen played out are sideshow distractions to the forces that seem to have such a difficulty in themselves in their attempts to 'rule the world;' or at least command their own little corner of some insignificant realm. What is it they say(?): he who rules Jerusalem rules the world.

What most do not understand is the Scriptural imperative-the LORD who gives Israel life rules from Zion. It is the LORD who rules (roars) from Zion (and Jerusalem)-Israel is His designated conduit of power. All the rest of the insurgencies and counterinsurgencies is humanity finding out the hard way.

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