- Jun 23, 2009
Interesting to see your here zakalwe, I thought you had no time for threads on this subject?
Uh, where have you been for the past several years? Never heard about the rise of China and India, and the accompanying decline of the US, and the West in general? Ever watch the news or read a book?how is the worldwide balance of power changing?
Because colonial entities, when faced with a determined local resistance in a densely populated area, have always come a cropper sooner or later. Israel has only existed for 60 odd years, a blink of the eye in historical terms. The reason it has existed even that long is due to the weakness of the opposition, and the fact that it has benefitted from a very very powerful sponsor. However, neither condition can prevail forever. Demographics are very much against Israel, and there is little they can do about that - the high birth rate among the more maniacal West Bank squatters notwithstanding. Also, the rise of an Iran (about which again, Israel can do little) which refuses to toady to the US - itself in decline - will mean that Israel cannot simply steal land and kill at will without consequences. Israel simply cannot survive as a Western backed implant in the region, with no meaningful ties to surrounding nations (I don't mean the bribed 'peace deals' with the Egyptian and Jordanian dictatorships). Its demise is pretty much inevitable - it is only really a question of when and how.how is the future precarious???