Comments on: Mideast’s dynamic opportunity for peace Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: jrpardinas Sun, 25 Nov 2012 06:36:40 +0000 The only obstacle to ME peace is Israel and its enabler the USA.

Iran is the clear winner of the recent violence. The West can kiss goodbye thwarting its nuclear ambitions.

The Israeli-Palestinians conflict will sooner or later come to an act of near-genocide on the part of Israel. I don’t see what else is even remotely possible here.

By: cjjoy Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:44:28 +0000 Why s it so obvious to me that there will never be pece until

By: runnerbob Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:57:07 +0000 The changing dynamics do create a unique opportunity. If Netanyahu remains after January he will have standing with the Israeli Right to negotiate a deal because of his hard line stance. The Right will not like it completely, but he would be trusted more than a softer leader. Additionally, as Ms. Wright pointed out, there are dynamics in the fledgling democracies that make agreement more likely. This is a moment where the worlds attention needs to remain and this opening used to advantage. I see Israel’s negotiating power diminishing as the Arab world stabilizes and becomes more acceptable to the West. Yes, there’s a thousand reasons hardliners will submit why it won’t work. Those voices are diminished in the wake of the Arab Spring.

By: MichaelMorgan Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:48:44 +0000 No pun intended, honestly: Robin Wright is right. One thing that is true about the Middle East “peace process” and how it’s viewed by the world is that many people like to demonstrate how “knowledgeable” they are(n’t) about the whole dynamic by simply stating how complicated and impossible everything is. They think their cop-out viewpoint is backed by the sheer duration of conflict in the region. In this case, I’m happy to disappoint: For/to those with genuine expertise, interest, and affinity for the Middle East affairs, there are very real and clearly unique opportunities taking shape for lasting — even permanent and revolutionary — shared progress, peace, and prosperity for all involved. The fact of life is that the Middle East, as the center of all human civilization, is THE fundamental area of interest for all nations; and that interest is either hostile or benevolent. Wars on the other side of the planet can often be traced in some way to international positions taken with regard to local Middle East issues and relationships. No world peace until MIDDLE EAST PEACE. It’s that simple, I’m not a fatalist, and so PEACE MUST AND WILL COME because genuine people will finally put their minds together in order and bring it about.

By: xcanada2 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 03:42:14 +0000 @ Samrch:

Actually, peace will not come to the ME until the end of the semi-religious racist Zionist cult in Israel. A bunch of Zionists muscling into the ME, and declaring a country for their own kind only (except of a few Palestinians who they have not yet been able to ethnically cleans) is never going to be a viable peace solution.

A Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Zionist Israel can bring an end to this international debacle.

On the other hand, US government’s (but not the people’s) continuing support for Israel, and the consequent implicit support for a continuing ethnic cleansing campaign by Israel, will not only lead to the end of the US-supported Arab regimes, as suggested in the article, but the almost complete loss of US influence in the ME to China and Russia.

Israel is finally in a real bind. They can either give up their racist, expansionist, Jews-only policies, and become a positive economic and intellectual force in the ME, or the Zionist regime can be forced out.

A first step could well be, to get rid of Netanyahu in the next election. Or, Israelis can continue to be sheep being lead to the slaughter, dupes of the very short-sighted, power-hungry, amoral 0.01 percent, and their sycophants.

By: Samrch Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:05:08 +0000 Is Islamist came to power in Arab spring> Expect more backing propaganda (in form of religion) and money and arms.

Hamas is a special case. It reason for existence is to kill
Israel, but it can only get things through Egypt who depends on US aid. Hamas get free weapons and other support from backers like Iran therefore it has make some kind of war from time to time to keep getting the aid.

Peace will come to the Middle East when either secularism replace Islam or the surrounding nations have enough and mount a coordinated crusade. Neither seems to be coming any time soon. In fact the Islamist came to power.

By: kph6875 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:28:57 +0000 Edit: “In my travels throughout the region over the past six weeks months”

By: Gordon2352 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:49:39 +0000 You REALLY need to take a remedial course in Middle East history before writing an article like this.

Clearly, you do not understand the subject matter at all.

It would take a book, literally, to respond to how mistaken you are in your opinions.