January 9, 2014

The Death of a Mideast Theory

Greg Scoblete, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

Anyone paying even modest attention to the news knows that the Middle East is convulsed with violence. Iraq is battling a resurgent al-Qaeda, Syria is mired in a brutal civil war that is creeping steadily into Lebanon, Egypt is peerched on the brink of violent instability. All the while, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry busies himself trying to broker a "framework agreement" between the Israelis and Palestinians. (Actually, this is what Kerry says he's doing: "We are working on a framework for negotiations that will guide and create the clear, detailed, accepted road map for the guidelines for the permanent-status negotiations and can help those negotiations move faster and more effectively." Got it?)

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