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Is Middle East Peace a Mirage?

Anonymous908 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 6:24 PM
How the Israel-Palestinian conflict can be resolved I know not. But this I know. The United States will only stand to lose if we continue to interject ourselves in the middle of the conflict. We will lose both strategicaly and financially. A recfocus of our military out of foreign lands and onto our own border will make us more safe, more prosperous, and on better terms with our enemies.
Troglodite Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:06 PM

I am of the view that the U.S. still does need to concern itself with the global balance of power or, in other words, with containing Russian and Chinese ambitions. Fortunately, that need not be too expensive. Overall, however, a retrenchment is entirely in order, especially in the Middle East.
daddy422 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 2:00 PM
I agree,when you dump on your allies,you will soon find youself standing alone.Yes,one is a
lonely number.Now Morsi has all bit declared himself pretty much a dictator. Man,leading
from behind feels like taking it from behind.

With the truce in the week-long Gaza war, Barack Obama is being prompted by right and left to re-engage and renew U.S. efforts to solve the core question of Middle East peace.

Before he gets reinvolved in peacemaking, our once-burned president should ask himself some hard questions.

Is real peace between Palestinians and Israelis even possible?

Is there any treaty that could be agreed to, or imposed, that would be acceptable to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, let alone to Hamas, which has emerged from its defiance of one of the most intensive bombardments of modern time...