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Watching the Middle East Implode
Front Page Magazine, by Bruce Thornton

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 9/16/2013 5:28:10 AM

The revolutions against dictators in the Middle East dubbed the Arab Spring have degenerated into a complex, bloody mélange of coups and counter-coups, as have happened in Egypt; vicious civil wars, like the current conflict in Syria; a resurgence of jihadists gaining footholds in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Sinai; and a shifting and fracturing of alliances and enmities of the sort throwing Lebanon and Jordan into turmoil. Meanwhile, American foreign policy has been confused, incompetent, and feckless in insuring that the security and interests of the United States and its allies are protected.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 9/16/2013 7:07:46 AM     (No. 9522598)

Watching various families throughout my life, function around at least one family member who regularly "implodes", I have learned one thing. The family that survives and flourishes, learns how to live around the imploding individual. The families that flounder are in a constant state of accommodating the imploder and, as a result, the rest of the family never really have a life.
If we could only live around the middle east. Perhaps become energy independent. Naw, that would make too much sense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 9/16/2013 3:58:07 PM     (No. 9523307)

Any half-wit who skimmed a Cole`s Notes on the mideast would know that what is happening there is merely business as usual with these sick and destructive people. The only advantage for us is that they are currently fighting amongst themselves, as they do so well.

Trying to help them directly, as BO is doing, only infuriates them. Trying to help them indirectly, as GWB and so many others tried only infuriates them. Doing nothing only infuriates them and they always seem to get time enough away from their tribal wars to attack the civilized world.

Any other interpretation by our leaders is stupidity at best.

Frack, baby, frack.

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