One of the more risible memes in the grossly illiterate, crunk and disorderly Middle East and Arab League is that - til the Forever Quest with Little Satan and Palestine is finally solutioned - nothing else could be even be attempted.
Nothing! Not women's rights, not democrazy promo, nor hooking up to increase collective Arab influ versus Persia - or even decent roads or schools - the entire region is stuck in an era where a wheelbarrow is still regarded as a great invention.
Al-Jazeera commandant editor-in-chief Ahmed Sheikh lays it out to play it out:
"...The Palestinian cause is central for Arab thinking. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most important reasons why these crises and problems continue to simmer. The day when Israel was founded created the basis for our problems. The West should finally come to understand this.
"...It’s because we always lose to Israel. It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country as Israel, with only about 7 million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego. The Palestinian problem is in the genes of every Arab. The West’s problem is that it does not understand this."
Actually - al Arabiya's recent online poll shows that Arab League's Arab street really, really doesn't give a flying imam about Palestine or Palestinians!
The results were bloody bleedin'! 71% "...affirmed that they do not care to know anything about the subject."
Arab League's intelligentsia are shocked!
“This is an alarming indicator. The Arabs, people and regimes alike, have always been as interested in the peace process, its developments and particulars, as they were committed to the Palestinian cause itself”
While it's easy to blame Little Satan (who else - nicht war?) - and they do! - It may be seen as a refudiation within the two Palestines of their inept and now illegit govs.
The Weenie Hut Juniors guy will most likely hop up all on it to refocus blame on Little Satan - natch.
Yes - the Strip fairly and freely voted in the world's very first suicide regime and yes -the old school Terrorists in PLO Fatah'd themselves a win in Ramallahland.
So what? Voting in one election does not a democrazy make - democrazy has to be protected and in both cases - Palestine's democracy has suicided itself - Abu Mazen's unilateral extension of Fatah's West Bank power and HAMAS' fear of elections in the Strip.
Which funnily enough - HAMAS is busy worrying about panties.
Certainly gives the old shame and honor meme it's rightful place - betwixt a girl's legs!
"....Against this backdrop, it is a positive sign that so many Arabs have apparently grown so apathetic about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
"...For if the Arab regimes’ self-serving interventionism has denied Palestinians the right to determine their own fate, then the best, indeed only, hope of peace between Arabs and Israelis lies in rejecting the spurious link between this particular issue and other regional and global problems.
"...The sooner the Palestinians recognize that their cause is theirs alone, the sooner they are likely to make peace with the existence of the State of Israel and to understand the need for a negotiated settlement.
Pic "Delicate political and diplomatic maneuvering" with Kimberly Freeman