8 Turks Dead, 3 Egyptians Dead, Israeli Embassy Raped: A Gathering Storm in the Middle East

Little things in life. The Beatles were even aware of it in their 1965 song, Every Little Thing. Little things often cause a series of chain events, most of them, unforeseen. One never knows what another person, another country, will do. What actions are political and what are not.

The Middle East is edging toward the edge of a crevice. To many, it has gone unnoticed but to those watching, the area is on high simmer. It could lead to a regional war, dragging in more countries than expected.

Eight Turks were killed by the Israeli action of preventing Turkish ships running a Israeli blockade months ago. After an independent investigation as to who was to blame, Turkey authorized the ship to run the blockade resulting in Israeli warnings being ignored and eight deaths. Turkey, up to then, had a great relationship with Israel. They demanded an apology and Israel expressed regrets but defended their action.Like a spoiled child turned bully, Turkey demanded it. Israel ignored it. Now, because of the gas and oil deposits off the coast of Israel, Turkey is challenging Israel by sending naval warships escorting civilian ships to give the Palestinians aid on the Gaza strip. They still want an apology. It is a ploy to provoke. Israel reacted by saying they will intercept aid ships to search them upon entering Israeli waters with their blockade.

Along the southern part of the Gaza strip, IDF forces killed three Egyptians attempting to enter Israel. Documents show they were actually terrorists on a mission from Hamas. Israel acted in self defense but did show its regrets. Radical Islamists within Egypt responded by ransacking and taking over the Israeli Embassy. It happened so fast that much of the staff was smuggled out through the angry crowd disguised as Egyptians to Israeli aircraft at the airport. It was only after the US applied pressure on Egypt that their police tried to contain the huge mob storming the embassy. Now, the military in charge after the Mubarak fall, it forbidding public gatherings and visas to tourists.

Syria continues to try to destroy the opposition uprising and has tried to provoke Turkey into military action by entering Turkey briefly. The two countries hate one one another. Iran, Syria's buddy, will have 1-2 nuclear bombs ready by Spring of 2012. While they were advising Syria in their actions, they now fear that losing Syria is far worse. Now, they advise Assad to quit killing and talk about some reform to placate the masses.

Iranian groups within Iraq have in their possession many Russian Scud missile systems. Iraqi forces are unable to find them or could care less because they are mobile. Several of the missiles were fired on Kuwait because Iraq is angry that Kuwait is building a new port that could impede commerce their own port further inland. Tensions are high there. Kuwait has vowed to continue.

In Libya, 20,000 portable man-held surface to air missiles are missing and are being sold on the black market for $1000. These missiles can shoot down an aircraft from 11,000 ft. Civilian airliners are helpless against them. There is no doubt some will be bought by al-Qaeda, who controls parts of Tripoli itself now, armed with advanced NATO weapons left behind.

What if the Arab Spring results end up in more radical anti-Israeli hands, the common enemy in their eyes? Israel is feeling more and more isolated today. Its former friend, Turkey, is now challenging them and wants to be the leader for the Islamists. The Egyptian Spring is turning into another military dictatorship and slowly turning its back on Israel. They are no longer so pro-West.

The boiling point may be the in the Spring of 2012, when Iran starts to achieve its nuclear ambitions. There is a lot of friction in the middle east being stirred and wars can suddenly flash and spin out of control.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"Eight Turks were killed by the Israeli action of preventing Turkish ships running a Israeli blockade months ago." - I think you should have given more details about why and how those eight Turkish people died. Being one-sided does not help. So, I will provide you with the other side of the coin here.

The Israeli government has no right in the world to have a blockade around Gaza - just as the United States has no right to continue carrying its depriving blockade on Cuba (after fifty years ...). Gaza has access to the Mediterranean Sea and anyone who tries to interfere with their trafic, is indeed inviting a negative response.

"Like a spoiled child turned bully, Turkey demanded it." - Like a spoiled child? That is beyond rude ... I am not even sure what to say here ... Israel's government can just go around the world killing people and it is okay? There will be a heavy price to pay for that.

"Documents show they were actually terrorists on a mission from Hamas." Which documents? Where? Can you show some actual proof and please don't quote Fox News.

"In Libya, 20,000 portable man-held surface to air missiles are missing and are being sold on the black market for $1000. These missiles can shoot down an aircraft from 11,000 ft. Civilian airliners are helpless against them. There is no doubt some will be bought by al-Qaeda, who controls parts of Tripoli itself now, armed with advanced NATO weapons left behind." Again, when writing about specifics, it would be nice to give some background proof. Otherwise it is just hear-say.

"The Egyptian Spring is turning into another military dictatorship and slowly turning its back on Israel. They are no longer so pro-West." When have they ever been? Haha ... it is only because those countries were ruled by dictators put there by the west, that it seemed like there was a pro-west attitude in some of the Middle Eastern countries. Now that they are free of dictators you will get to see how people really feel and what they have to say.

The future will be very interesting in regards to the Middle East - the tables are turning - they always do.


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jcbmack 5 years ago from Stillwater Oklahoma

This article was a good experience for me to read. The concept of little things in life reminds me of the butterfly effect discussed in chaos mathematics and physics. Well written hub and thought provoking, perrya, so thank you.


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perrya 5 years ago Author

Thanks, the point of the hub is that little things can end up creating a war. Mr. Happy seems unhappy and is anti-Israeli. The UN commission did find Israel did no wrong. Turkey is acting more and more pro-islamic. Their ego will create more confrontation between America's allies. The 20,000 missing missiles was reported on CNN and eyewitness accounts.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Great ... another generalization: "Mr. Happy seems unhappy and is anti-Israeli". That's your opinion. I feel pretty happy although, I do have to provide some fairness when I see unjust arguments.

I am also not "anti-Israeli". LOL I am not sure what that means. I just disagree with the Zionist frame of thinking and with many tactics and practices of the Israeli government. That's all. There are also Israelis who would agree with me. Take a look if you think I am making this up; I provide photographs as well: http://hubpages.com/politics/An-Unlikely-Sight

Israel is a country. I think it is good and I think every person on this planet should have a place which they can call home. Palestinians do not have such a place at the moment. There are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Palestinians living in refugee camps in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.

There will be a vote at the United Nations very soon regarding the Palestinian state which many people have been waiting for (for decades if I may add). Let's see what other country will vote no, except the United States (which is lobbied so heavily by Zionist lobby groups that it will cave-in once again and vote no, unless some miracle happens).

Thus, overall I am not unhappy - I am just a little tired of hearing one-sided stories.

Here are some United Nations Resolutions which went against the actions of the Israeli government, including its development of nuclear weapons:

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November 29: UN General Assembly Resolution 181: recommending partition of the British Mandate into Jewish and Arab states

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December 11: UN General Assembly Resolution 194: conditional right of return of refugees

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May 11: UN General Assembly Resolution 273: admission of Israel to membership in the UN

December 9: UN General Assembly Resolution 303(IV): International Regime for Jerusalem

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July 4: UN General Assembly Resolution 2253 (ES-V): The Situation in Jerusalem

1974: UN General Assembly Resolution 3236: Recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights.

November 10, 1975:

UN General Assembly Resolution 3375: Invitation to the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in the efforts for peace in the Middle East.

UN General Assembly Resolution 3376: Stressed "the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people".

UN General Assembly Resolution 3379: equating Zionism with racism.

1981: December 17: UN General Assembly Resolutions 36/226 A & B:The situation in the Middle East

1982 : February 5: UN General Assembly Ninth Emergency Special Session ES/9-1: The situation in the occupied Arab territories

December 16: UN General Assembly Resolution 37/123: The situation in the Middle East

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November 10: UN General Assembly Resolution 38/9: Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations and its grave consequences for the established international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international peace and security

December 5: UN General Assembly Resolution 38/39: Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa, listed on UN Web Site as "Relations between Israel and South Africa"

December 15: UN General Assembly Resolutions 38/79 A-H: [Regarding] Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories

December 15: UN General Assembly Resolution 38/85: Israel's decision to build a canal linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea

December 15: UN General Assembly Resolution 38/69: Israel nuclear armament

December 19: UN General Assembly Resolutions 38/180 A-E: The situation in the Middle East

1984: December 11: UN General Assembly Resolution 39/146: The situation in the Middle East

1991: December 16: UN General Assembly Resolution 4686: annulled Res. 3379

I did say I was going to offer the other side of the coin. I think this is it. Thank you for the conversation.


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perrya 5 years ago Author

Like I said, anti Israeli. Whatever....


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MG Singh 5 years ago from Singapore

I am a soldier from India and have dealt with Islamic terrorists. I agree with perrya that Mr. Happy is the typical anti Israeli. Perhaps he must to come Kashmir and see how the so called freedom fighters are in reality terrorits terrorizing the civil Muslim population.

The Arabs were a generous race when men like Saladin ruled, but all that is changed, with successive defeats have they have lost their focus?


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi Perrya,

I am certain the middle east is destabilizing as they have calculated how much their oil is worth once we are in Libya. I don't really understand any of this because as a person who speaks Hebrew, Arabic sounds very close. So close in fact I believe the races are indistinguishable and Israel and Palenstine are in a civil war. I know Palenstinians. They tell me Palestine means Parasdies? Am I wrong about that? I thought Palestine was a state in the two state solution of the Israeli Palenstinian agreement.

As for the Arab spring I can't image it resulting in anything but a redisrtibution of ealth from the oil shieks to the general population and once that redistribution of wealth occurs I can't image terrorism continuing to be funded.

Just my opinion. I could be wrong.

All My Best,

JT


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perrya 5 years ago Author

There is a building crescendo of anti-Israel, one day, it will explode when Iran does something to provoke.

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