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June 18, 2007

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Anonymous

"but things are changing fast across the region"

If you'll indulge my intrusion on this point for a moment. You are so completely right. We are in the early stages of a period of turmoil for the Arab world as big or bigger than the revolutions of the 1950s and 1960s. The ones which brought us such luminaries as Saddam Hussein, Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, and Hafez al-Asad. The current order is going to be turned upside down in numerous locales over the next decade or two. And as I think much of what you write points to, it is not going to be replaced with a US-friendly new order. I do have hope though that the end results - while messy - will come out better than the 50s and 60s. Lessons have been learned, communication is more open, the stodgy old regimes - both US allies and US opponents - represent have no grass roots while their challengers tend to represent a genuine base. Not "the base" of their entire country and therein lies the root of problems and convulsions, but more of a base than Hosni or the Abdullah twins can claim in any case.

anon

Probably not a popular idea here, but the more turmoil that's seen in the Middle East, the more likely that there will be only one answer: Islam. That's what will unite the people and bring security insha'allah. Thanks, Bush, Rice, Olmert, Abbas...

Abu Tabakh

Is it me or is the current discussion of the Gaza/West Bank situation totally moronic, particularly among some of the folks who used to work this issue?

A utopian West Bank at peace with Israel? Yeah right. There are no bad actors in the West Bank. As if Abu Mazen controls the al-Aqsa Martyrs brigade. And, by the way no one in the WB voted for Hamas. What about those 400,000 settlers and their by-pass roads, walls, and guard towers. Somehow they aren't going to get in the way of this "fresh start." A three state solution? Yeah right. The Palestinians who are negotiating for 22 percent of what is left of Palestine really don't care if Gaza is shorn away. And, the really don't care about the 1.4 million people who live there.

All of this discussion is a bit bizarre and dangerous.

Pete

hell, while we are at it why not join al-Anbar with Jordan? the business and political allies of abdullah are so deeply tied to "the Sunni insurgents" they are half way there anyway.

Peter Principle

"Is it me or is the current discussion of the Gaza/West Bank situation totally moronic, particularly among some of the folks who used to work this issue?"

Drowning men. Straws. Etc.

anon

Abu Tabakh: "And, by the way no one in the WB voted for Hamas."

When are you talking about? A year and a half ago, Hamas won in some areas of the West Bank, including a landslide in Nablus.

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