I really don't think much of Thomas Friedman, but sometimes he
comes up with something interesting. His recent column raised
questions about the effects of climate change and oil depletion,
and their effects on Iran and Egypt. Yet it raised another BK>>consideration.
Thomas Friedman is yet another individual who's boots Klahn
isn't qualified to wipe.
Thomas Friedman was educated in no less than six
universities, including Brandeis, Oxford, and the American
University in Cairo.
He is also a well-published author and has won the Pulitzer
Prize three times.
I have long believed the great majority of Muslims don't give a
damn about Israel or Palestinians.
For people who `don't give a damn about Israel or
Palistinians'...they sure kill a lot of innocents.
And have been murdering Americans for several decades now.
Most are far away from the area, most thousands of miles away.
As we have fround out in recent years, a muslim is as far
away as their nearest koran. The islamics are the
modern-day inquisition: convert to islam or die.
The Catholic Church wiped out whole ancient civilizations
and cultures in their time.
The tremendous loss of the
ancient library in Alexandria alone was a crime committed
by the `Church' lost who knows how much ancient lore and
knowledge to the world, due to the murderous zealotry of
some Catholic fanatic bishop (or whatever he was) in
Alexandria. The heavy-handed destruction of the materials
there that had been accumuliated since three hundred or
more years before Christ was born, was a loss beyond
With two thousand years of `Christianity' under our belt,
and finally, within only the last couple of hundred years,
winning freedom from the zealotry and blind stupidity of
Catholicism (which caused who knows how many deaths and
countless amounts of destruction for almost 18
centuries)...modern man is now being assaulted by an even
crueler and more vicious religious zealotry, Islam.
Muslims, for the most part, are no more aligned with or supportive of BK>>others sects or even their own than Christians are of other Christians.
Where we have pretty much gained control over
Christianity's dark side...not so, Islam. The modern-day
Islamic fanatic has far more destructive tools at their
disposal. It is only a matter of time before an aircraft
with a nuclear weapon aboard, or a freighter or
petroleum-bearing ship carrying carrying a nuclear missile,
with fanatical Islamics at the controls of the one or the
other, delivers the ultimate terrorist attack to America's
I am speculating that the animosity against Israel is
concentrated largely in the Middle East. I am further
speculating that is has little to do with Jew or Muslim, Abraham
or Muhammed, but mostly is concerned with water.
So far...even counting since 9\11\2001...I haven't heard a
single word about this all being `about water'.
The whole problem is (and always has been) Israel. Jews and
Arabs have never gotten along in five or six thousand
years. And it wasn't about water back then, either.
In fact... desalination plants along the Mediteranian coast
of Israel provide a large amount of Israel's water, along
with the lake Kinneret, also known as `The Sea of Galilee'.
And a new desalination plant soon to go into operation,
will provide Israel with around 7 million gallons of fresh
water per hour.
Now...aside from a few crops of whatever they grow in the
way of vegitables and hay or straw...I don't see Israel
having much in the way of resources. Most of the oil is in
Arab countries. And most Arab countries with oil are rich
beyond any real need. So...they can build their own
desalination plants, a lot of them.
Water is the most valuable resource in a desert land, and
religion can be just another division along which to align to
divide up the resources.
It just boils down to a fanatical religion. If it were
`about water'...why would they go to the trouble of
declaring death sentences on anyone who insults their
so-called prophet, Muhammad?
No...it isn't `about water'. Its about Israel. And it
became aimed at America because of America's support of
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