the other to continue perpetuating the same policies over and over again. It creates a context in which each can strive. Israel continues to create fear within its own people and to build settlements on the back-drop of such fear. Syria continues to use its Pan-Arabist card in front of any criticism while it tortures and kills it's own people. Two militaristic states feeding on each other to maintain the status quo which they completely depend on for their survival.
Death toll from car bombs in Iraq rises to 56 (AP)