Damned if…Damned if not…


Admittedly whatever I have to say is with reservation, as I sit next to my window, with a beautiful view of Nahariya, the prime site for Islamist protests- via rocket lobbing- whenever there is something amiss in the Arab world.

Yea, the crazies are only six mile away.

But that’s not the point now.

Looks like with the leadership of both houses aboard in the US there will be an attack on Syria in the coming days, the vote seems assured. Looking at the calendar makes me wonder: is it on Yom Kippur?

So now we are left with the quandary of the long-term outlook.

What will happen if Assad is removed? While the world press is giving much play to the extremist elements marauding thorough Syria, a thoughtful article by Elizabeth O’Bagy in the August 30 WSJ indicates a different reality. Admittedly, the region was far more stable when Assad was in firm control of the country. Military dictatorships, one has to say, pose more predictability in this insane region. Just look at Egypt. Morsi out, Sisi in, and we have the Sinai stabilizing-thank you Egyptian Army- and stability and sanity are making a comeback in Egypt.

On the other hand, the history of my people bears witness to the fact that the world must not, cannot, look the other way in the face of unspeakable atrocities against innocents.

So what happens will be damned regardless; my best offer:

apple and honey.

Shana TovaDamned if…Damned if not…