posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 09:57 AM
The entire Middle East is in flames.
Again? Not so much really.
The tribal, religious and National conflicts have been going on there for centuries. Nothing really new to see here folks. But technology has brought
it to the forefront now hasn’t it?
However, new to the equation, historically speaking is the influence of outside parties. The USA, Russia, China, Iran, etc, are all now playing a part
in what is transpiring there. Allies are often at odds with one another over this area. National policies dictate, not treaties.
Proxy wars are being fought here…make no bones about it.
The MSM paints the Syrian rebels as the good guys, but they’re not really. And the Assad regime is not a good guy either.
The one thing that strikes me as odd in this current uprising is that Assad allowed Christian churches, while the rebels are telling them to leave or
face their wrath. The Rebels are no more the “Good” guys than the current regime.
The Libyans are still fighting amongst themselves, and truly, who didn’t see that coming? So are the Iraqis, the Afghanis, the Yeminis, the Somalis,
and on and on.
I have talked to people who think that the genocide of one side or the other is the only way to peace in the region.
I have to chuckle at that idea, as if that were the case, conflict would still continue. If Shia managed to eliminate all Christians, Jews and Sunnis,
it would immediately turn into a tribal conflict, until one tribe scraped their way to the top and even then, once that was accomplished, there would
be one within the tribe who believes that he/she can run things better…and the conflict continues.
Meanwhile, the outside parties continue to pump money and resources into the region in the hopes of gaining an upper hand over their rivals and
achieving peace in the region as well.
That is a pipe dream. It’ll never happen, at least not until the region is totally destroyed and useless to those who support whatever side. Then
again…maybe that is the plan after all?