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The Last Great War

Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?

Submitted by Robert Wright (United States), Feb 10, 2006 at 01:38

...Western society, tolerant as it is, is being backed into a corner. Unfortunately many innocent Muslims will die in the process. A common view is that the Middle East offers the western world nothing but oil and with that oil comes problematic cultural differences that have become a diplomatic nightmare. So what options does the west have … alternate energy sources, military action, and forced democratization of Muslim countries. Either way all Muslims will pay for the actions of a few, even our Muslims in America are under suspicion. Lumping all Muslims together is wrong …but it is human nature and human nature always wins out.

The radical Muslims are forcing our hand, leaving us no choice but to annihilate or be annihilated. Iran has the finger on that trigger that can become the downfall of Islam , The Last Great War … A war of Ideology and Hamas now in charge of Palestine, hardly a political organization that the west and Israel will give serious diplomatic respect too. All the essential building blocks are in place in the Middle East for a global confrontation. Soon Israel or a coalition of concerned Governments will make their strike. There is a great cultural divide that diplomacy can not bridge.

Living in America sometimes it is hard to fathom how divisive those cultural differences are but to perhaps an Israeli, I think it would be like night and day … living in a modern, progressive democracy and then a few blocks away squalor, hate and now a Government made up of terrorists. I would liken it to a black man living next door to the KKK National Headquarters. It is an intolerable living condition and something will have to give and given the superior technology of Israel and the west it is no doubt who the victor will be in this cultural confrontation.

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