My money is on Israel's survival. What is hard for us to know -- for those of us who live in the boonies -- is the precise balance of terror that keeps nations at peace. Israel will look out handsomely for its own. The tripwire is the Persian gulf, where self-indulgent royals flaunt their wealth and repress genuinely democratic movements. The Obama administration has gyrated about, because I fear that it too is lost. But it is not America's problem.