My conclusion after years of being in discussions on Israel Palestine is that the work starts with eliminating lies. Demanding people do better to be more honest and less hypocritical. That applies to everything.
Stepping outside the I-P domain let's consider Afghanistan and how truth is distorted.
You don't have a 'war on drugs' you treat drugs as a medical issue. That means you are not buying opiates from Afghanistan warlords but from drug companies. They don't buy from Afghanistan because it is crap. The major supplier of opiates is Tasmanian, Australia. And their production cost is 1/50 of Afghanistan.
Starting with a wacho article on the internet about how the US invaded Afghanistan to steal the opium...
A senior Iranian judiciary official blasted the West’s performance in fighting drugs in Afghanistan, and stressed that the western states, particularly the US, are now in control of the drug trade in the war-torn country.
“Today, Afghans have no special influence in the issue of narcotics but the NATO and western states control drug production and dealings and are busy in this fields,” First Deputy Head of the Judiciary Ebrahim Raeesi said at a conference of the anti-drug police chiefs here in Tehran on Tuesday. (True Democracy Party)
At least on of the images shown is of "Flanders Field" and a type of poppy growing en masse in Hertfordshire, England. It has no connection to Afghanistan! Check yourself using an image search.
Take any of these conflict issues and you will find lies at the heart of them. The US never had a humanitarian interest in Afghanistan. They weren't after Al Qaeda. It wasn't about opium. It was about stabilising the country, keeping it out of Russian hands and set it up to be plundered by mining giants for lithium. The Afghans aren't poor, they are sitting on a massive mineral deposit.
A recently unearthed 2007 United States Geological Service survey appears to have discovered nearly $1 trillion in mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself. (Mining.com)
Recently discovered pigs arse! It would have shown up on satellite images used by mining companies. Landsat images were commonly used even before 1980 to find minerals. They had 30+ years in which to map the earth before 2007 and multiple generations of technical advancement in satellite imaging. What will happen in Afghanistan? More likely several mining companies will more in extract the wealth and pay the minimal amount for the resources while causing the maximum pollution possible. It has been no different for any nation regardless of the level of advancement.
Why Palestine matters
The bottom line is that this rubbish is what is behind all of the conflicts. If you are going to start dealing with the truth then start in Palestine. God is not a real estate agent and didn’t give a home built by a family 800 years ago to the Jews. God doesn’t veto UN votes, the US does. You start with the conflict that has now been 66+ years unresolved. The smallest land mass, the holy land which has become 4th in the world in weapons exports. Even the metaphorical god of this atheist is in total despair. It’s a cancer on truth.
You solve with truth and justice the issues in Palestine, that ends one great lie which the west is embedded in and a whole new paradigm is created. The other rubbish will all quickly fall apart. It a house of cards, you pull the card that demands supporting a fascist state by otherwise decent nations and the whole pack of lies falls apart.
- Let us pray brother for the resolution of this crisis.
- The Muslim nations will save Palestine.
- Hamas (that group that can't manage an international fun run) and their brave solders will save the Palestinians.
- The Jewish Voice of Peace (a bunch of Jews excluded from the mainstream whose principle concern is antisemitism) will lead us to a new paradigm.
All garbage, the solution is all too simple. Improve your honesty, blog with more integrity, be willing to apologise for your errors, recognise bigotry; there is no need to invent 'truths' they are self evident. A fascist state, albeit a Jewish one, survives only by failures to be made accountable to the truth. The power that is inherent in a truth and justice in Palestine and the resolution of the conflict will act like a locus plague on the lies that hold back humanity from achieving heaven on earth.
John 8:32 The Truth will Set You Free
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, 'You will become free'?"
A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for, bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest.Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal,it blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven! To effect this I shall work now and ever more.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
It is truth that is the locale of the singularity between science, religion and politics, the ultimate big bang.