Obama and his following of star-studded expert advisers have made a serious blunder in their assessment of the central factors driving Middle East instability, as has been the case for many former US administrations: The belief that solving the Palestinian/Israeli conflict will somehow magically solve the larger problems of the the Arab World/Western World axis is totally fallacious. The Arab World does not revolve around the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict, and if anything, our local problems here have for many years been a focus of attention that have kept the larger region pre-occupied, probably delaying the onset of tensions between the larger Arab world and the West. Those days are over now as so clearly exemplified by 9/11. The US forcing Israel to carve up land to pre-67 borders is not going to solve anything great in this larger region. Fundamentalist Islamic militancy is not (only) focused upon the destruction of Israel. Its sights are upon the world at large.
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