Joseph, your comparison is completely inappropriate and bizarre. I won't list the reasons why - I've done that in the past - no need to this time. If you count yourself as being part of "those in the know" - sorry, you are wrong. Those "in the know" normally do agree with the encyclopedias (that's where I got a few quotes").
Trump: Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power (Reuters)
from the article: Does Israel want peace?