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Problems with Projecting Political Solutions When Politics is/are the Problem

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 6, 2021 at 00:36

Where it is all heading:
As much as it may seem to be an outsider's (armchair pontificators) predilection to address obvious contentions and presupposed homogenic solutions to what has happened; and is continuing to happen in the Middle East in the forges of empires that is the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolian and former Assyrian region, one need only review the variant versions in history of how such empire building occurred by which it was easy to conduct expressions of prideful territorial ambitions when considering the region has never experienced a common consent of government; periods of cessation of hostilities typically were constituted of tribute being paid to the dominant power as extortion until a greater came along and started it all over again.

After empires, caliphates, democracies and socialist experiments, today's arena of governmental clashes is one of those periods. Further, since there is really no one preferred political solution to bring a sense of commonly shared incentives to live in peace, it is missing.

There is a prognostication of how the powder keg of the region could move into a combined era of political cooperation, but none of any of the contenders vying for such control have the political or moral advantage anymore since too much ground has been bloodstained with ages old conflicts that have generations of inhumane activities and too many burial grounds, known and unknown, barely cover the memories of those inhumanities; new ones are formed daily. In fact of the matter, on the current course being projected and planned for by the various malefactors operating in the region and vicariously from afar, mutual destruction, a concept derived after the development of the ultimate weapon, the superiority of devastation which is constantly sought after, all but guarantees the very likely end of humanity as we know it today.

This exchange between the Dr. and the observer from Sweden, which interestingly brings to mind the vicarious interjection of how to solve the regional issues from afar, appears to be predicated on someone, anyone, coming in with the potentially universal and amenable projection of amicable understanding of how to get along, when obviously, after era after era of empire building and other disastrous attempts of governance have failed to bring any peace. All of this is quite disconcerting, especially when coming to the final understanding of why all of this is happening in the first place; and if anyone knows any of this observer's predilection for the spiritual implications (we are all human, after all, are we not?), this is what it all comes down to.

The previous Swedish observer's notice of the Turkish and Iranian Islamic Regime's hatred for the return of the Jewish nation to its promised place of beginnings is the nucleus of it all; yet there are complications. Nations that would take great exception of any outside interference in their own internal affairs would raise remorseful notes of insult (even to 'going to guns') but think it normal to inflict such trespasses on Israel.

And there, readers all, is the actual threat. They are not willing to concede that Israel is a sovereign governmental entity that no one honors, except her Divine Protector. Not even America, especially with the current Administration in active provocation, will be able to withstand the implications of messing with Israel by taking opposite sides in the Islamic duality of duplicitous actions against her.

European and other pontificators (like the Svenska) are sidelined for the moment, until they try to interfere after being warned not to interfere. The warning here is to not interfere in Israeli affairs as they are played out in the same way the nation was presciently recognized in 1917 with the collapse of Ottoman control, reconstituted in 1948, protected in 1967, 1973, 2006, and continuing from this day forward; all comers will be severely dealt with; think this epidemic pestilence is coincidental? And the divergent American political interference, strangely, becomes a strategic complication.

The current observation here is that Dr. Pipes has directed his efforts to exactly where they need to be by this opinion; even as this reader does concur with the Swedish observer's contention that those other regional issues are contributing factors, especially with the contentious alliances they have formed. The area can be called part of the cradle of civilization; and there are too many hands trying to rock it.

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