Kerry’s Peace Process: Smart Diplomacy or a Complete Hash of Things?
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  • wigwag

    I don’t think the Israelis should listen to John Kerry; instead they should listen to Charlton Heston. You know the part I mean; where he says,

    “The Lord of Hosts will do battle for us…behold his mighty hand.”

    It seems to me, so far, so good. Lets review.

    There’s a civil war between Sunni and Shia and an internice struggle on the Sunni side between the Islamic Brotherhood (supported by the Turks and Qataris) and the secular Arabs (ironically supported by the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.

    Syria is falling apart and there seems to be no end to the conflict in sight.

    Egypt is in the midst of a low level civil war and the Egyptian military is pumping raw sewage into the Hamas smuggling tunnels (proving the deity has an ironic sense of humour.)

    Speaking of Hamas, they’ve lost their financial patrons in Iran and their political patrons in Egypt. Can you just hear them screaming “oy gavalt?”

    Lebanon is as fractured as ever and Israel feels free to over fly Lebanese territory with impunity. Hezbollah has antagonized the rest of Lebanon more severely than ever.

    As long as we are talking about Hezbollah, they’re not doing to well either. Their fighters are being killed in large numbers in Syria which isn’t exactly pleasing the Shia friends and relatives of those dead fighters. At the same time Hezbollah understands that if Assad falls, they’re toast. Do you know how Nasrallah spells Syria? He spells it “V-I-E-T N-A-M”

    Then, there Jordan; Israel depends on a stable Jordan and the Kingdom has its problems. But surely disaffected Jordanians, whether of Palestinian or Bedouin stock, must see what’s happening in Egypt and Syria. The civil war in those countries will surely disabuse Jordanians that it would be wise to start one of their own.

    An ironic sense of humour can also be discerned in the punishment meted out to the Turks. They are experiencing terrible internal strife over, of all things, whether to replace a park with a shopping mall in the style of an Ottaman barracks. The Turks are having their clocks cleaned by their competitors for the leadership of the Sunni world; the Saudis. Worst of all their leader looks more and more crazed and delusional like the Pharoh he longs to emulate; Ramaes. We all know it didn’t work out well for the Egyptians; its hardly likely that it will work out better for the Turks.

    As for two other opponents of Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia, things also seem to be moving in the right direction. Despite their nuclear pretensions, Iran is more isolated than ever. It’s economy is in a shambles and its only two allies, Syria and Hezbollah are in big trouble. The Saudis see their interests aligning more with the Israelis everyday; both nations hate Iran and, more or less, they view Palestinian aspirations with contempt.

    Of course Israel has one adversary more vicious, angry, repugnant and dangerous than all its Arab adversaries put together. Of course, the beast I am talking about is none other than the European Union. Already we can see the hand of The Lord at work. Europe is in bigger trouble than at any time since World War II. It’s institutions are failing, it is less united than ever and Europe’s influence on the world is fading. The Lord of Hosts is severe but just. I tremble to think of the plagues he has yet to inflict on Europe.

    Of course, I have not mentioned the United States; there’s a reason for this. Prime Minister Netanyahu didn’t need divine intervention to deck President Obama; he did it all on his own. As a great scholar and prophet once said, watching Obama go up against Netanyahu was alot like watching Bob Dole take on Bill Clinton. In other words; it was pathetic. Besides, with the mid term elections coming up and then the 2016 elections, Israel won’t be feeling any pressure from tge United States any time soon.

    Why negotiate with the Palestinians? Better to put your faith in The Lord.

    So far he’s doing everything he said he was going to do.

    And more.

    • bpuharic

      Oh brother talk about hysteria. First, there is no god, so we might as well invoke the Easter Bunny, references to fools notwithstanding.

      And Netanyahu’s main goal was to have Obama act as his Foreign Minister and the US Army to replace the IDF. It’s good Obama is sticking up for US interests.

      Israel is a nuclear power, It can handle its own defense

  • James Jones

    To paraphrase Tonto, who is this “everybody” that you say wants peace in the Middle East?

  • bpuharic

    This has been a 60 year problem for every administration. But let’s blame it on Obama!

    Better yet, since WRM thinks every problem in the world since the Peloponnesian war can be blamed on unions, let’s just pretend Kerry is a union member, that way we get a twofer.

  • ljgude

    There is no agreement on a two state solution that I can see. Just a one state solution based on the elimination of Israel. All this activity by Kerry is balderdash – the issue has long been settled – a state of perpetual war will continue indefinitely. It has little to do with Obama or Kerry, it is just the way it is and has been all the way back to the Clinton Administration. It is changing with the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the civil war in Syria. Bibi has to pretend to go along with the Kerry charade to preserve the possibility that the alliance with the US can be brought back to life after after Obama, but that is some ways down the track just now.

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