By Eric Margolis
"The British used to call it the “cost of Empire:” occasional attacks on Her
majesty’s troops and legations by enraged, sword and spear-wielding natives.
Imperial troops would be rushed in and quickly put down the uprisings. In the
1920’s, Winston Churchill authorized the use of poison gas against “unruly”
tribesmen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fast forward to the British Raj’s heir. This week’s attacks on US embassies
in the Arab world were a deeply disturbing sign of the violent, anti-American
fury boiling across the Muslim world....
Add all this up and we have evil memories of the hysteria and military
posturing of August, 1914, the lead-up to World War I, a totally unnecessary
conflict that ran out of control and wrecked Europe.
Opinion in the Muslim world, America and Canada is being manipulated by those
seeking war. A few more killings, a clash in the congested Gulf, a bombing in
the west, and a wider Mideast war could erupt.
Netanyahu thinks he will be the winner. Unfortunately, he may
well be right."