John Cronin

The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 148


Israel hits Hamas, Islamic Jihad leaders after rockets land north of Tel Aviv | The Times of Israel  ‘No injuries or major damage after massive barrage targets north, Jerusalem, and south; PM vows to widen Gaza operation, after cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; terrorists killed in firefight near Zikim; Gazan death toll in double digits’


Compilation of a cost-benefit analysis for bringing peace to a region that, even now, is undergoing the strains and stresses of conflict comparable with some of the worst of almost any time in the last 66 years.  – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

Costs: Financial – Virtually zero.

Costs: Cerebral – Minimal.

Costs: Spiritual – All well within approved and specified norms.

Costs: Military – Some outlay in extensive mothballing of equipment.

Costs: Future expenditure and upgrades – nothing of consequence.


Benefits: Financial – Massive savings in every area of current need.

Benefits: Cerebral – Significant improvement in all cognitive functions.

Benefits: Spiritual – Attainment of consciousness at a higher level.

Benefits: Military – New weaponry, superseding even the latest designs.

Benefits: Future expenditures and upgrades – upgrading in all futures.

Even the darkest of clouds can have a silver lining. And some may contain many more than one. Of course, there will always be those who might still hanker after the old ways of doing things. But, given the latest state of affairs and the dire prospects that the years ahead seem to offer, any radical and upbeat change of scene now has a much greater chance to prosper in circumstances where conventional remedies have consistently been sidelined by events and an all too unforgiving history.


About the Author
Engineer, Virgo - now retired having worked 30 years in the field of medical diagnostic imaging for a major German multinational. Based in UK .