The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 188

‘Both parties in this Middle east conflict are masters of destructive tactics, but what about the long term?’                                         July 25, 2014

There seems to be no sign of anything ‘long term’ in this matter, nothing whatsoever. Not unless it can be construed as a much extended series of short-term measures, all appearing to leave the status quo quite impervious to change and with very little to offer except more of the same and for well into the foreseeable future.

But, were it ever possible, what might a real long-term arrangement look like? And would it put an end to those others of the short-term variety, every one of which, so far, has failed to bond successfully with any of the sides in the conflict. Nor have locals of either persuasion showered great fervour and acclaim upon whatever new procedures and plans have materialised in nearly all of the last 66 years. Mainly, I suspect, because none of these have ever been all that new in the first place.

So, is it that time, once again, to start thinking way outside the box? Otherwise, how many more people will find themselves residing in a very different type of box, having moved into it well before the appointed hour? – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

Final Resting Place

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