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Monday, April 26, 2010

The False Religion of Mideast Peace

And why I'm no longer a believer.


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From the 1940s through the 1980s, the power with which the Palestinian issue resonated in the Arab world did take a toll on American prestige and influence. Still, even back then the hand-wringing and dire predictions in my Cassandra-like memos were overstated. I once warned ominously -- and incorrectly -- that we'd have nonstop Palestinian terrorist attacks in the United States if we didn't move on the issue. During those same years, the United States managed to advance all of its core interests in the Middle East: It contained the Soviets; strengthened ties to Israel and such key Arab states as Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia; maintained access to Arab oil; and yes, even emerged in the years after the October 1973 war as the key broker in Arab-Israeli peacemaking.

Today, I couldn't write those same memos or anything like them with a clear conscience or a straight face. Although many experts' beliefs haven't changed, the region has, and dramatically, becoming nastier and more complex. U.S. priorities and interests, too, have changed. The notion that there's a single or simple fix to protecting those interests, let alone that Arab-Israeli peace would, like some magic potion, bullet, or elixir, make it all better, is just flat wrong. In a broken, angry region with so many problems -- from stagnant, inequitable economies to extractive and authoritarian governments that abuse human rights and deny rule of law, to a popular culture mired in conspiracy and denial -- it stretches the bounds of credulity to the breaking point to argue that settling the Arab-Israeli conflict is the most critical issue, or that its resolution would somehow guarantee Middle East stability.

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Source: Foreign Policy

Actually, the Israeli Arab conflict is very likely to have been exercising a stabilizing influence on the Middle East. Nobody should be surprised if resolving this long standing dispute makes the whole region explode hundreds of miles around.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Independence Day

Last updated: April 20, 2010

October 14, 2009

Russia celebrating Independence

A mysterious cloud was spotted over Moscow as Muscovites are readying themselves for celebrations of Russia's independence day.

Source: Telegraph

I don't want to be a spoiler but I do feel like I have to remind to our readers how such shit usually ends...

April 20, 2010

Independence Day RELOADED

VICTORY!!! This blog is celebrating a great victory in the battle of Jerusalem.

A string of earlier defeats and tactical retreats has utterly depressed and demoralized me.

Palestine: 1 Jews: 0
Palestine: 2 Jews: 0

The anticipation for the final battle was getting unbearable to the point that my right hand has basically already lost any idea of what it was supposed to do (what was it anyway?)

Jerusalem: On the Cusp of Liberation

But then a surprising counterattack came and in a stunning reversal of fortunes has devastated the enemy forces scattering them far and wide away from the Holy City.

Catastrophe For Palestine

Praise to Allah, Jerusalem is still ours!!! This one was the true Independence Day!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'm an Aardvark!

Last updated: April 18, 2010

April 10, 2010

Dedicated to fellow blogger Aardvark EF-111B. May Allah bless him and guide his forces to the final victory over infidel gangs in Mafia Wars!

Ellen Allien - Jet (kalkbrenner rmx)

I'm an Aardvark

April 18, 2010

Incredible Diggers (more on Aardvarks)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Greece bites the bullet...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

The King of kings declared Jihad

By Sudarsan Raghavan
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LEPTIS MAGNA, LIBYA - Only a handful of tourists wandered through the unspoiled ruins of this ancient Roman city edging the azure waters of the Mediterranean. It was high season, when buses should have been disgorging hundreds of affluent visitors from Europe and beyond. But among the arches and fountains, there was mostly silence.

Tour guide Saleh Krima explained why.

"The Leader has called for a jihad against Switzerland," he said on a recent day. "Now, no one wants to come here."

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Source: The Washington Post


For more on Gaddafi click on the label "The King of kings" below...


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