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Middle East Chaos; Who Benefits?

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Rob Kall       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   16 comments, In Series: Cui Bono? Who Benefits?

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The insanity in the Middle East is increasing. It's gotten me thinking who benefits from this. Consider this somewhat wild, unsubstantiated speculation.

Hamas, by drawing the Israelis into playing the heavy handed bully, has built stronger support among the Palestinian people.

Israel, by raising the chaos, the instability of the region may be helping out George Bush, it's ultra-permissive "parental" figure who lets it do whatever it wants. More chaos in the middle east raises the fear factor, as Fox News shows scarey scenes. Bush thrives on an environment loaded with fear. If Israel gets the Iranians involved, it will have handed Condi and Donald Rumsfeld what they've been wanting on a silver platter, and Bush will be able to declare that you don't change horses in midstream.

Bush builds street cred with the 15-20% of American Jews who vote republican. He sets the fans of the Left Behind series saliva flowing as they see the increased chaos as sign that the rapture is coming closer and closer, as the big conflagration leading to armageddon looms ever closer.

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Hizbollah... HIzbollah gets its funding by being Hizbollah-- that means maintaining conflict with Israel. As a surrogate for Iran, it can poke the US in the eye by attacking Israel. It can keep the US busier by forcing it to maintain vigilance in more locations. But I have this suspicion, that like his father, George W. Bush has a partnership with Iran. Bush senior, with Reagan, set up the release of the American hostages to coincide with the inauguration of Reagan. The hostages could probably have been released months earlier, but this way REagan got the credit. How would Iran help Bush? By intensifying the American people's fear and anger, just as the hostage crisis did.


The religious right gets it's payoff because its rapture-dreamers feel like they are getting closer to seeing the end of the world, and the death or suffering of people who don't believe like them.

Who loses? People who want peace-- the average Palestinians, Lebanese, and Israelis.

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Who remains too silent? American Jews who are horrified by what they see.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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