posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 01:43 AM
reply to post by bluemirage5
Fair enough on your point that none of us really knows what is happening behind closed doors. Hopefully quite a bit. Regardless, we'll know on or
shortly after the 20th what the short/mid term future ought to look like. Some of the Palestinians are calling for mass demonstrations, and some for
calm. Hamas has come out saying they don't even recognize the vote because it's the PA doing it and Gaza leadership wasn't consulted.
We also can't underestimate how much the Middle East leadership and layout has changed in just 9 short months. I think Israel has a very different
set national leaders that will accept their call than they did Jan 1st.
All things being equal, I'll feel much better when nothing at all has happened beyond some rather large protests and the regular daily fighting they
always have over there come Oct 1st or so. If nothing has happened by then, nothing will by reactions to events IMO.
I agree that people over there won't deliberately choose to go to war without some unforeseen trigger that sparks everyone or an event like this vote
getting totally out of hand for reactions. On the downside of that, the whole region does seem to be sitting on the shortest fuse I can recall seeing
and overreactions seem more likely now than it's been for quite some time.
At least this event will either happen or it won't in a short time frame, right? No long waits... Looks like 7 days to me.