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Is the Middle East on the Brink of a New Regional War?

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:52 PM

Tuesday's cross-border firefight between Israeli and Lebanese government forces might simply have been a misunderstanding. And the rockets fired from Gaza and the Israeli air strikes on the besieged territory over the past week could be viewed as periodic blip in business as usual on that front. By the same token, last Friday's unprecedented joint visit to Beirut by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Syria could be viewed simply as a move to stop the conflict between their Lebanese proxies turning nasty. And British Prime Minister David Cameron's pleas to Turkey to keep open its communication channels with Israel's leaders are quotidian diplomatic common sense. Viewed in a wider context, however, each of those events could be taken as signs of why many in the Middle East believe that despite the outward calm, the region may be on the brink of another catastrophic war.

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:09 PM
When isn't the middle east on the brink of a war.

it's always been at war. with itself and with the west.

nothing new.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:35 PM
for years I've heard (Bible) prophecy scholars speculate on an iminent 'Ezekiel 38 war' between Israel and Russia/Iran.
now I am hearing of a 'Psalms 83 / Isaiah 17' war twixt Israel and Jordan/Syria. the interpretation is that this is the next major conflict, and it will leave Israel in a much better defensive position.
I don't believe they'll tolerate these Palestinian nuisance (sp?) attacks much longer.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 11:28 PM
reply to post by Misoir

One question: Who controls the Lebanese Government?

Another question: Who controls Hezbollah?

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