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The Middle East. Problem? Solution


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  • 1. The Middle East. Problem? Solution!With approximately 5,000 years of wisdom and culture to build upon, thequestion is not, what is happening in the Middle East, the question is why?I ask this question not from the Western Perspective. We had our revolution.The French have Bastille Day. The English have Runnymede.While the American style government may not suit the people in the Middle East(The Arabs don’t want Western Government, The Arabs want WesternFreedom.), and while citing The English may be poor salesmanship, there mustbe something within the Arab culture and history that will allow a peacefultransition into the future that is preferable to the efforts now being made tochange the course of history.It seems axiomatic. You can change the course of history but you cannot stophistory from happening. You cannot stand in the way of history. It is coming.The conundrum: you won’t know what happened until it does.Now, you can say, “You cannot predict the future.” However, that is not anappropriate rebuff to the person who says, “Get off the tracks, the train iscoming.”Then, too, there is the failed policy of shooting the messenger.All this begs the question, ‘What can be done to smooth the transition?”Arab leaders working from a propter hoc position. (Because of the fact that thereis no immediate precedent for what is happening in the Middle East.)Each leader, each nation, is attempting to come to an understanding of what isgoing on in his nation, with his people and how best to respond? True, there arereligious differences. There are different economic circumstances. There aredifferent global alliances—both historical and expedient. This, however, ignoresthe old saying; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.Leaders of all the Middle East nations would do well to follow the example ofsome of the Middle East nations. That example would be to have a conclave (APrivate Meeting) of the Leaders of the Middle East nations and the ReformMovement Leaders. Look to a nation like Turkey to host the meeting.Remember:The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
  • 2. Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.Omar KhayyámRegards,SlimCopyright © 2011 Slim Fairview