**** that, this century was our first oppertunity since the Islamic invasions to be independent and free.
How does dividing the mideast up into fiefdoms do anything other than foster distrust between them, leading to paranoia and ultimately persecution of minority's and foreigners. The sick man empire was dying anyway. Then we made strangers of brothers which was totally unneccessary, we would be in a better position to control the mideast if it were run by one administration. The status quo as it stands, simply suited British and French designs on certain spheres, that is now redundant.
Would terrorists today be so quick to defend their people with rediculous means if a united arab nation stood at the table of the worlds powers.
They would have something to be proud of, their voice would be heard at the UN, they would be dragged out of poverty by a strong government controlling vast amounts of black gold, yet they would not possess the manpower to reject Western demands pertaining to any attempts at stopping the flow of oil.
It would be a win win situation for all involved. I am also interested to know if any plans for a political community are underway in the mideast.