Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

A really *good* examination of the mess

Thanks to siderea for pointing out this excellent analysis of the Middle Eastern situation from osewalrus. While the post does have a particular prescription (arguing why Israel should seek a ceasefire), it is mainly a cool-headed examination of the psychology, rationales, calculations and misunderstandings on all sides. It avoids assigning blame, save to point up that all sides have different agendas (often subtler agendas than they make out publically), and all have managed to miscalculate each others' reactions in the current morass. Long, but well worth the read -- the week since he posted hasn't really changed the fundamental facts much...
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