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The Middle East: Peace can be imposed.

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The United States absolutely can impose peace on the Middle East.

We can do it. It could have and should have been done decades ago. It could be done tomorrow, and all this would come to an end. Sound like neo-conservative Koolaid? It's not. It's exactly the opposite, but unfortunately, for reasons I'll elaborate on, it's not going to happen. Ever.

What is this peace plan? It's very, very simple, and there are 12 billion reasons it would work: Take away the 12 billion dollars a year the American tax payer shells out to sustain the Apartheid socialist theocracy of Israel, and tell them that until they build their wall on the 1967 borders and get out of the occupied territories, the 12 billion a year is going to the Palestinians.

Of course this has the potential to place Israel in great danger. I say potential, because they're being given a choice; either abide in the more than 60 U.N. resolutions, and stop what they're doing, or lose the country. If Israel claims they want peace, they will do it. If not, well, why should we stand in the way of a belligerent nation willfully sowing the seeds of their own destruction and why the hell should we continue to pay them to do it?

This whole thing has been a charade from the beginning. I know it, you know it, the Israelis know it, and last but not least, the string-pullers in AIPAC who own your government and control the media know it. It's what could happen, what should happen, it would have the overwhelming support of the overwhelming majority of the American people, the whole of the world, and it's never going to happen.

It's not going to happen because the people who run this country, the vested interests, don't want it to. Such a simple, fundamentally obvious solution to an allegedly "un-solvable" 40 year problem, is nothing if not the worst nightmare of General Electric, the Oil companies and their share holders and the corrupt "think tanks" they fund to lobby your government ceaselessly. The "terror" problem is not a problem for them, but a solution. It generates immense wealth and assures endless interventionism in a region where governments are imposed to maintain continued theft of oil from it's rightful owners -the peoples of the Middle East-

Who really drives the maintenance of such an overtly failed policy in light of such an obvious solution for 40 years? The Israelis, or the allegedly "American" military industrial complex? Does Israel wag the United States, or does the United States actually wag Israel? The debate leading to the answer to this actually doesn't much matter. The bottom line is that this country's attachment not just to Israel, but to the endless game of the so-called "Peace process" , and the enabling of Israel to commit it's oppressions, is beyond obvious. The United States could impose the solution tomorrow. And if they did, the "terror problem" would dry up very quickly. Then the Saudi government and all the other U.S. supported puppet governments would have to deal with what they had done to their own people. What happens when the shells stop moving and the cups are turned over? The game comes to an end. The sucker knows he's been had. Consequences follow when we're talking about people's living conditions and those who've robbed them blind them for 40 years.

No one really wants "Democracy" in the Middle East. It's also their worst nightmare. Not because extremist governments would replace the puppet dictatorships, but because the people of the middle east would act in their own interests and demand a share of the oil wealth which is their birthright.

No one actually wants the "two state solution", and anyone who believes they do, is a damned fool.
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Jay Esbe is a writer with a background in cultural anthropology and comparative religion and lives in Seattle Washington.
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