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the world's most unstable region???

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Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Jun 17, 2009 at 04:38

How in the world do you reach this assertion? When was the last catastrophic genocidal war fought in this region? 1948 was the last time. Since then the arab-Jewish wars were relative fizzles. the Iran-Iraq war was massive in casualties, but what do these nations care about casualties?

Want some major destablizers? Take the North korean preparation for invasion of the South, backed by Nuclear armaments. Take Chinese aspirations to Taiwan. Take the Carribean where dictatorships are on their way to acquisition of WMD? Take the Balkans, where another Muslim state was established following moderate massacres.

While the Arab Jewish conflict simmers, Israel being the focus of unconsumatable hatred, this is the most stable region of all. Now Iran is the fly is this ointment and since Obama is happy to let it go nuclear, Israel will have to do the responsible thing and defang it.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I called the Middle East "the world's most unstable region," not the world's most catastrophically genocidal region. There is a difference.

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