posted on Dec, 15 2017 @ 04:15 PM
Having looked at the article and read the comments the following can be stated:
The Middle East, in particular that part of the world has been a hot bed of violence for years. Much of the violence we see today started long before
many of us were born, and those who were around are either dead or are very old. It has been from the dawn of time, fought over, conquered and ruled
over by one group or another, with little to no thought about the people who live and call that place home.
While it is true that the USA has made that claim that they would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and then paused by signing a waver to
hold up the delay, it is usually done very quiet. And with good reason, as the area is still in contention between 2 groups of people, that often
will fight at the drop of a hat over minor slights. And unfortunately there is enough reports to give us pause to think that the country of Israel is
no angel or as innocent as they would have the rest of the world believe, constantly pushing and forcing the Palestinians back time and time again
from lands, through the various agreements and treaties, were promised to them.
Unfortunately, neither side wants peace or to agree to any accords that would end the violence, and it will take a miracle to achieve the peace that
is so needed as well. However, this announcement that was done and what all is being seen right now. Trump in short, poured gas on the smoldering
embers that are over there, and in doing such, has committed the USA to support one of the 2 sides without thinking of the consequences from that
announcement. He gave the other side, the Palestinians a rallying cry to justify their hatred and terror against both the Israelies and the USA, and
to use such to gather far more support from others who also do not like both. And unfortunately the USA has made too many enemies in that part of the
world who would love to give them that, and start a renewed offensive against that country if nothing more than to use it to fight a proxy war.
The mayor in this case, calling off celebrations, I can understand, and with good reason, he is looking at the potential for violence in the area.
Many people from the west, including the USA like to make pilgrimages to Bethlehem, would make a very tempting target for kidnapping and or things
like killing those from the USA. Many times in the past, such has occurred and happened. And now it is no longer a matter of if it will, but
Now while there may be some celebrations in the area for Christmas, but I think that in this case they are trying to keep it low key and not present
such a larger target of opportunity.