The USA is Welcome to Assume Middle East SupremacyMany assume Israel is greedy for more land and power. Many state that Israel continuously threatens, bullies and maneuvers, but they don't say to what end.Why did we bother to build a high wall? Why did we unilaterally withdraw from Lebanon  and from Gaza ? Why did we urge the territories to hold democratic elections? These actions are not typical of the tyrant grasping for anything to exploit. Why should we plot to take over a confrontation state? What's in it for us?There is one answer to all these questions. The confrontation states are a big headache and a bigger burden. Who needs 45 millions welfare lay-abouts? What could millions of sickly recipients do for our health care services? Why should our professionals spend the next 60 years putting their economic, social and legal houses in order?Who wants the aggravation? Nobody.
Electricity Trumps OPECWith the advent of cheap electricity, the market for petroleum products will collapse. Electricity powers cars and heats homes almost without cost.Only the Americans slaughter people for oil.
Wind Turbines Trump OPECFrom America's terrible treatment of Iran, I wonder why that nation has anything to do with the USA.After cheap electricity becomes commonplace, the market for petroleum products will collapse.Israel is a natural partner for Iran in solar power applications. Israelis do business with many folks who have said they want to kill us.
Nuclear Proliferation May Bring PeaceIronically, the development of man's most terrible weapon may have shown us a way to peace. The proliferation of nuclear capability makes the tradition of war obsolete. Men contest for land, energy resources or whatever. There are threats and the rattling of sabers. Suddenly, one of the participants begins to think. "If I win the battle, the loser can send 300 guys with suitcase atomic bombs to my country. If one of them gets within two miles of my residence, I am history. If all of them succeed, my country is history."The playing field is even and combat doesn't resolve anything. Can we sit down and reason together? If we fail resolution, we could have two armies facing one another with only two champions to do the actual fighting.
Any solution trumps war.