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The Coming War in the Middle East

Paul Rahe and Daniel Jackson both think that Turkey's turn against Israel is a sign that war will soon return to the Middle East.  Both sound like they know whereof they speak, I fear.
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I hate to say it, but Israel's enemies may want to strike before Obama's term is over. That's what his moral equivalence rhetoric and his dithering help bring about.

I fear your appraisal will prove correct.

And the contagion will not be limited to that region.

Everyone knows what side HUSSEIN Obama will be on. I wonder if all those liberal Jews who voted for Obama fell sorry for what he's done to their people?

I'm sorry, but has there ever been a time in modern history, when "war" in some form or another, has not been in the Middle East? As long as a single Jewish person lives, much less a Jewish state, the jihadists will never rest.

As long as a single Jewish person lives, much less a Jewish state, the jihadists will never rest.
And even then they won't rest.

If with a wave of a hand they could instantly exterminate all the Jews, they would simply find another group to focus on.

They have no purpose for their existence beyond this quest to cleanse the world of what they think is impure.

An iron-clad rule of human behavior learned from history is this -- no human enterprise ever dismantles its power apparatus after it has achieved the original objectives.

Objectives change. That's because the real objective is preservation and expansion of power.

(Money, territory, women ... all proxies for power.)

Humans have throughout history sought to monopolize power. The dream is and always has been the ability to exercise free will absent consequences.

In short, it is the never-ending construction of the Tower of Babel. Man seeks to be God. Not like God; be God.

It is a false dream. But one that is relentlessly pursued.

Jihadists, progressives ... similar motives; different approaches.

Golda Meir famously said that "there will be peace in the Middle East when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews." But maybe not even then.

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