What's It Going To Take To End The Violence in the Middle East?

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  1. Billy Hicks profile image79
    Billy Hicksposted 11 years ago

    For the last week now, the Internet has been going crazy with discussions/arguments/fights and other activities concerning the murder of a US Diplomat in Libya.

    Since then, there have been more protests in the Middle East, more violence, more destruction, and more death. Was it the video, was it an Al-Qaeda plot, who cares, it's been going on for years, and now I'm asking you my fellow Hubbers:

    What's It Going To Take To End The Violence in the Middle East?

    Is it a return to the days of the Monroe Doctrine when we worried about North America and let the rest of the world handle it's own problems?

    Is it making Israel the 51st state and running the US Flag up over Jerusalem?

    Is it an invasion of Saudi Arabia and seizing control of the country?

    If it is going to take a war, what are we waiting for? Why not do it now and get it done with?

    What do you think?

    1. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There will likely be some violence as long as the US and Israel exist.

      1. Billy Hicks profile image79
        Billy Hicksposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        If that's the case, what are we waiting for? Why not attack now?

    2. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If it is going to take a war we will need another commander in chief. The one we have is completely incompetent.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image77
        Mighty Momposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        How would you know?
        He hasn't started any wars.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Because I have lived under his rule for almost four years. How much do you get for replies to posts?

    3. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The violence will end when or if they allow a fiat ponzi scheme monetary system.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image77
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    I thought Puerto Rico was next in line for statehood (per Romney @ RNC).

    That's an interesting idea.
    It would easy enough for Israel-1sters to become Israel-51sters, right?

    1. Billy Hicks profile image79
      Billy Hicksposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      They could probably keep the same stationary, just squeeze in the "5", smile

  3. kathleenkat profile image84
    kathleenkatposted 11 years ago

    You ask, "What's it going to take to end the violence in the Middle East?"

    I think it would first start with them proactively wanting to end the violence. We can come up with ideas, we can send soldiers in, etc. etc. But we can't change someone else, unless they first want to change themselves. We cannot force the violence out of them. Also, I don't think we should stick our noses in their business. It would just lead to more casualties on our end.

  4. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    IMO the very root of the problem is that the people in the middle east look to the west and want what they see.  Freedom, riches beyond belief, education, enough to eat - the list is endless.  They can't have that with their current society and more and more of them are coming to realize that.  Half their population are second class citizens, denied nearly any activity that will actually help the countries develop what the people are seeing - it will not happen until their society changes drastically, and from within.  Second is probably that they can't get along in their religious sects any better than we can, but their differences come out in violence far more often.

    You could remove Israel and the US from the face of the earth, but it won't change the dynamics (or lack thereof) of the middle east and it won't change their religious demands.  It would just give them more land to fight over.

  5. taburkett profile image59
    taburkettposted 11 years ago

    they can't eat oil............

    so, when we start drilling-baby-drilling here, then we can sut down the food supply.

    when the natives get restless, they will eliminate the terror-mongers.

    The USA provides the majority of food substance for the world markets and so all we need to do is hold our reserves here.

    The current drought is expected to cause a 37% increase in all food source costs worldwide as the amount of availalble substance has been reduced by 68% overall.


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