posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 07:54 AM
For thousands of years the land that Israel sat on is the land trading route between Europe, Asia, and Africa. trade can pass through 3 continents
with Israel as the Juncture. it has historically been important to the trade industry. That Land was important to whoever wished to gain wealth from
St. Lawrence of Arabia is more than a Movie, it is the foundation for the present situation. Social effects take generations to play themselves
out, the British created artificial borders and played one ethic group against another to maintain control in the early 1900's, it took a hundred
years for the present situation to manifest itself.
Add that many arabian interests sided with the nazis, so allied forces penalized them after WW2, creating the Nation of Israel smack in the middle
Then the US installed the Shah in Iran, a brutal dictator. He was removed by an oppressed population, and Iran struggles to find itself today. Not
learning the lesson of Iran, We attempted the same in Iraq...which helped to create the present issues with Israel and Lebanon.
Religion may be the excuse, but it is outside influences that shaped the middle east conflict by interfering for over a hundred years. When people
have been pushed enough, they search for an avenue to fight back and regain their Land, their Culture, their Honor.
When we finally convert to an energy source away from petrochemicals, the middle east is allowed to determine its own future, then peace will come
to that region of the world.