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My Thoughts IV, On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Updated on April 24, 2011

                    "July 31, 2007

     US makes an arms deal

                  with Saudi Arabia – 20 billion dollars over 10 years

                  with Israel – 30 billion

                  with Egypt – 10 billion (I think)

     Either way this was done to as ‘Condi’ said, to ‘create stability and peace’ – amazing I didn’t know F-16s drop ‘peace’ on people. And arming the Israeli Military to its teeth – hmm . . . ya, that will work! With this arms deal they’ll be blowing cars off the streets of Gaza for several decades! Hamas will love this too, they will now be able to send word to Tehran and Syria that they need more financial support and air-to-surface missiles. Like this, we shall be able to witness at least another five decades of bloodshed."

      One of my favorite past-times is, when I have a chance to just to read things I have wrote in the past. The entry I posted above is four years old now (sometimes I take notes when I watch the news Was I hoping that Obama would indeed solve the great conflict of the Middle East? Not really.

      Yet, something has to be done. I could care less about putting blame on people. There is plenty of blame to go around world-wide on this issue. I am not going down that road. There must be a way to implement UN Security Council Resolution 242 though.

      The Arab world is changing, the Middle East is changing ... an honest effort must be put in solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. I see not one good thing that has come out of it or that can come out of it. It simply must stop and UN Resolution 242 has to be implemented. Otherwise? Another ... X amount of decades of people dying; people who have brothers and sisters, kids and cousins ...


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      Rand Zacharias 6 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      I was in Israel and Egypt in 1984, I've seen all of the "end time" bull-oney I wish to see, as I was studying theology at the time and was asked to draw up a peace plan for the Middle East.

      I failed miserably, as all I could do as an observer was witness the huge disagreements between the Israelis, Palestinians and Arab nations. It was disheartening, because each of them carries a grudge for one incident of homicide, war, genocidal incident or familial grudge.

      It is a very small region that too, way too, many religions wish to call their own--the only solution may be to regulate a Resolution 243--no religion allowed. Yes, I jest, for surely a world without religion would have no conflict or drama--who can live without those.

      I was 22 when I tried to resolve this conflict. I could understand each side and the bitterness that they held within each of their hearts--the only thing I couldn't understand was the realization that they could not GROW UP, ACT LIKE ADULTS and quit blaming the other side.

      It drove me to drink then, but I recovered and drink responsibly now...26 years later. The problem isn't political--it's childish. And until everyone grows up and says, "Let bygone wrongs be forgotten and forgiven."

      Well, until that happens, we'll have a problem in the Middle East--but haven't we had that problem for 2000 years?

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      Charlu 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Mr Happy I love the fact that you bring terms to focus, no matter what controversy it may stir up. What I can't help but rely on is that it's all about money in reference to political leadership it's how they are elected. Starting a battle/war as they do to what "at the time" will make them politically correct without looking into the possibilities and realistic ending, or outcome, appears to almost be a policy rather than a well thought out plan of attack. Think about the reasoning in the beginning opposed to the purpose they claim now. Thanks for a great hub

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      I really don't know how long it might take to establish peace in Israeli-Palestinian conflict.But, I know it only takes a few world leaders to make up their mind when to resole this issues.As we know that power always change hands just like a token ring, so today's all powerful nations may not remain as influential as powerful as they are.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Oh, I know about that sort of thing. People true to the faith of Judaism well know that the global cabal is led by those that merely latched onto the bits of Judaism that they liked the most.

      It's not really different than the "Christians" who hate homosexuals, and Arabs.

      Man, years ago my Mom got to spend some time in Toronto. I'm jealous.

      Also, that is a truly beautiful dog that you have there.

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Mr. Wesman, look who goes against Zionism lol:


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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      The idea that Diogenes gave is noble and ridiculous at the same time. The fate of the world will be decided in Israel - and since the beginning of time it has been so. Once you realize that the entire Western World is controlled by European Ashkenazi Jewish bankers, and that their racial cousins and friends own every single last media outlet in the non Arab world - it's then easy to see how it's going to play out.

      Politicians need money to get elected, that money is printed by Rothschild banks, and loaned at a debt to every nation in the world. Politicians can not go against Zionism. Since I already know that you aren't one for studying the Torah or the Bible, then the only feasible outcome that could take place in your world view would be for a complete and totally re structuring of the international monetary system to take place.

      Hitler tried that one, and look what happened then.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you Mr. Happy. The world is fought over as it has been since existence.

      But "this push" right now is- the banking community drawing EVERY country into "their" slavery to "them".

      Libya has been free of the international banking system. EVERY country will tie into this system of debt. If not- a war will occur. Everything is coming together for the bankers who we continue to support. But the secret society behind this - we all should know by now. God bless you sir!

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Some problems seem insoluble.

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Mr. Diogenes, you are talking about two imperial powers; staying out of others' business is not what Empires do lol

      Thank you for stopping by. Much appreciated.

      Mrs. Lynda, I have no exact solutions and as I said I am not placing blame or thinking that we need UN troops in Gaza. I just think we need to talk about this more, arriving at more efficient conclusions. Indeed this conflict is to be solved by the Palestinians and Israelis but there are other factors involved such as: Syria, the United States, Iran, many Arab countries, etc. We all live in this world and we should all be concerned about international affairs. As you can see, a nuclear plant blows up in Japan and Vancouver can detect an increase in radioactive decay. We're all connected - in more than one way.

      All the best. Thank you for your time.

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      lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      THe Palestinian-Israeli conflict can only be solved by Palestinians & Israelis. I always love it when people complain about "imperialist" interference and then two minutes later insist "something must be done." (Not that this is what you're doing here -- is it?) Reminds me of US news pundits who, when involvement in Libya was just a debate moaned, "Why oh why is it always up to us? Can't someone else take a turn for once?" Of course this was followed up later with "Why aren't we in charge?" As Diogenes says, when the oil is gone so will our interest in the area also depart. Then we will turn a blind eye while the region erupts in bloodshed and massacre -- much like Rwanda.

      There are no solutions, particularly no solutions that can be imposed from outside. Lynda

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      The USA and Britain need to learn to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS! Maybe when the oil runs out finally they will. Bob