Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The hard reality

The latest Stratfor geopolitical report on Gaza is really depressing, even more so because it rings so true.  These guys really do know their stuff.

Some key excerpts:

"We have long argued that the Arab-Israeli conflict is inherently insoluble."

"The most interesting aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome."

"We thus see periodic violence of various types, none of which will be intended or expected to achieve any significant political outcome."

"The reason is the proposed [two-state] solution is not nearly as sensible as it might appear."