“Do you want to tell me about how the Muslims, Jews, and Christians didn't get along before the formation of Israel? It is a known fact that harmony between these different groups was abundant and they respected their right to worship eachother's religion. There were minor issues,”
"The problems started when the Europeans came to town and displaced 750,00 Palestinians, but don't let my facts get in the way of your opinions.”
The results were unambiguous: The vast majority of the Arab public does not believe that Iran poses a threat to the "security of the Arab homeland." Only 5 percent of respondents named Iran as a source of threat, versus 22 percent who named the U.S. The first place was reserved for Israel, which 51 percent of respondents named as a threat to Arab national security. .......
Interestingly, while Saudi Arabia is often cited as the primary Arab state in support of belligerence against Iran, the data indicate that this view doesn't seem to extend to its public. In the Saudi Arabian sample, only 8 percent believed that Iran presents a threat -- a lower percentage even than that which viewed the U.S. as a source of threat (13 percent).
Between 50 percent and 68 percent of respondents in 10 out of the 12 surveyed countries supported the idea of a Middle East free of nuclear weapons
respondents (55 percent) believe that Israel's possession of nuclear weapons justifies other states in the region seeking to acquire such weapons. Interestingly, this percentage is about 60 percent in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan (the so-called "Sunni" alliance).
Finally, about 70 percent of those who support a nuclear-free Middle East make the same justification -- that it is the right of other states in the region to pursue nuclear weapons in light of Israel's possession of them.
Originally posted by beezzer
Just tossing this out there, but smaller altercations (nice way of saying "tiny wars") might be the pressure relief valve required to maintain stability.
It's an ugly fact that there has never been peace in the region, and there probably never will.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Wikileaks [Apparently only believable when US dirt is exposed] has revealed info that some Arab states had requested in private the US attack and deal with Iran but so far 3 POTUS have rejected those requests.
Originally posted by UmbraSumus
Would that be the leaders of Arab States or their citizenry that are keen on an attack on Iran? There is often quite a disparity between the two.