I know I'm veering off into dangerous territory here. It seems that an internet-based, open discussion of this issue is impossible without the thread disintegrating into anti-semitic/anti-muslim rhetoric. However, I'm trying to make this place different so I suppose this thread will be a good measure of whether or not I am succeeding so far.
You see, I think that most of us are thoughtful and literate people. Additionally, many on this site have a libertarian bent and are able to unemotionally see many facets of each issue. We all spend quite a bit of time on the internet, reading and researching, hoping to stay informed and, thus, prepare accordingly. So here are the questions I have for you:
After you've answered "yes" to one of the above, please comment below on why you believe as you do and what you think the solution to the current crisis is. Also, regardless of your solution, please include in your comment your prediction as to how this will all play out in the coming months.
Again, please avoid using divisive terms such as "neo-con", "hebe", "raghead" and "zionist". That shit gets us nowhere. Events are going to play out in the Middle East regardless of our strongly-held opinions, therefore, in this community, we must seek to help each other navigate this mess and not puritanically drive each other away through the use of inflammatory rhetoric.
OK, have at it. Though I very much look forward to reading your opinions, I will not hesitate to withdraw this thread just as quickly as it appeared if I find that it was counter-productive. TF