At the risk of making folks mad as hell;
This conflict has been ongoing for my whole life and before. Every night on the news I have been exposed to the horrors experienced by the Isreali people.
Sadly, it has for the most part become "old news".
Oh, they're fighting over there again - oops, I mean still?
The Isreali's to their credit have shown an enormous amount of restraint. But isn't it about time they get serious?
Why don't they line up shoulder to shoulder and take a walk across the Palestinian territory, killing everything that moves.
Enough of this "we want your support and sympathy" circle-jerk.
Declare a good old-fashioned war, and end the whole matter. I fully believe Isreal has the capability, and no doubt the support as well.
There is never going to be a settlement. The whole thing will always get tied up by Jerasulem, a major cornerstone for about what 4 or 5 major religions in the world?
The only remote possibility I see for settlement is this;
Jerusalem must become a United Nations territory. Build a 40 foot wall 50 feet thick around it. Station United Nations troops there, and declare martial law.
Open the new United Nations territory up to all citizens of the world. Any valid passport works to gain entrance. Behave, and all is good - screw up, at the best, you are banished forever - at worst, you take a bullet through the head.
OK, that's not going to happen now is it?
So neither will peace, until one or the other side is nothing but a memory.
OK, I'm ready, let me have it with both barrels - hell, tell me I'm lying and full of dookey! I can take it:D
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