Khalid's instability leads him to misread the Middle East instability - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jacob Blues
    • 13.12.05 | 17:44 (IST)

    Khalid stated "Israel, not Iran, is the main problem and main cause of instability and tension in the Middle East." Which is why there was a 10 year civil war in Algeria. Which is why every Arab state has a despotic government. Which is why the Lebanese had not one, but two civil wars in the past century. Which is why Libyan leader Khadaffi sent assassins after the Saudi leaders. Which is why Egypt has been in a multi-decade battle with the Muslim Brotherhood. Which is why Jordan fought the Black September conflict with the PLO. Which is why Hafez al? Assad leveled the city of Hama. Which is why the Syrians occupied Lebanon for 20+ years. Which is why Nasser attempted to overthrow the Saudi government, which is why there is a multi-decade civil war in Yemen. Which is why Iran threatened the UAE over control of various gulf islands. Which is why Iraq and Iran fought a 10-year war. Which is why Iraq invaded Kuwait, which is why Saddam Hussein murdered up to 500,000 of his own citizens, which is why Saddam Hussein ?Arabized? the Kurdish region of Iraq, which is why Saddam Hussein drained the Iraqi marshes to obliterate the Shia? marsh Arabs. Which is why Muslims are blowing up mosques, including those hosting funeral services, not just in Iraq, but Pakistan as well. Which is why the Sudanese have had not one, but two separate civil wars, which has killed several million people and displaced millions more. It?s amazing how much the Arab / Muslim world has supposedly not done for the cause of instability and tension in the Middle East

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    First published 00:00 13.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 13.12.05
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