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Trees and the forest

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Submitted by Aaron Uris (United States), Mar 4, 2003 at 12:39

In your latest NY Post column, "Bush on Israel: Heartburn for All", you correctlly point out the consistent element in Bush's actions as opposed to the PA statehood rhetoric he's vigorously urged to make by the forces "... ranging from Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Democrats in Congress and beyond them to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Arab leaders", forces who're yet to snap out of the 20th century state of mind.

Unable to grasp the new millennium dynamics of a world in the midst of realignment for a new balance of power, under a single dominant and democratic country, the U.S., these forces still fail to see the larger forest, rather than just the trees in the world arena, in particular in the Middle East.

The problem there is not the PA state per se but that such an entity is bound to provide no good to anyone in terms of peace and prosperity; it will instead turn into another amalgam of Baath-influenced entity to eventually rid Israel. The solution lies in the realignment in the Middle East, once Iraq is deposed of its current rulers.

Arab states, mostly those living on anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic policies like Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, even Egypt, extending to Libya and Sudan, fear the aftermath of such U.S. action not because it will lead to an anti-American backlash, but will result in curbing their governing powers, their openly or covertly sponsored terrorist extensions, spark a massive change and eventually lead to their downfall. There will be peace and prosperity and a viable Palestinian state only after in the region.

Needless to say, the coming realignment in the world also worries the countries of Old Europe where a rising anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment is one indication, and their diminishing economic and political prowess is another.
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