wholeheartedly agree with the optimism on display here and i truly appreciate the painstaking research and subsequent detail the author and commenters build into
i’d like to add my thoughts from the perspective of an ‘intj personality’.
folks like myself tend to simplify situational assessment and in this case that looks something like this:
there have only been two major arbiters of human destiny on this planet; property and power, and usually one procures the other either directly or through the diplomacy of an advocate. in the current kerfuffle, property has won; which is to say (very big business)
has advised power (the u.s. military) that iran is key to to a me power shift that
provides stability and more potential revenue than the neocons offer.
i’m cautiously celebrating the possibility that this new rubric will also provide the palestinians a new lease on life. just say’n…h