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The Historic Time Dilation Effect of Arabia's Late Arrival into the Modern World

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Submitted by Jonathan Pfeffer (Canada), Jan 5, 2009 at 15:15

People need to remember one very important fact about the Arab/Israeli conflict.

This conflict will not be solved in this era which we live in today. It shall be solved in a later era as it has many more phases to play out before it fades away into history. Our present, and particularly this contemporary Hamas terror conflict in Gaza is just a small point in the middle of this long conflict.

What I really look forward to is the modernization of Arabia and how that will impact this conflict. Will Arabs in the 2050s be as caring, modern and diverse a political entity as Israel is today. If so, one has to be very hopeful.

If one stood in the way of, and had to be dealt with by a foreign entity like Germany, would one prefer to deal with Germany circa 1940 or Germany circa 2008?

This conflict is way too complex to fully understand and break down without fully understanding the longer historic process of which we are only in the middle. But today Israel deals with Hamas, a creation of an earlier and ignorant time, an organization based on earlier primal forms of human relationships and communications. Hamas, the PA, Assad's Syria, Hizbollah are all just primordial forms of the Arabia of the future that Israel will eventually be living amongst.

Yes it is playing itself out in the 21st century but only due to an Historic time dilation effect caused by Arabia's later and slower entrance into the modern world. But one has to assume that we are in the middle of a long evolutionary process in Arab history.

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