Cautious optimism regarding the fire burning in the Middle East

Bruce Kesler spoke with Jonathan Spyer, who wrote Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict.  Despite the current upheaval in the Middle East, and its attendant rise in antisemitism (which is impressive, considering its previous high level), Spyer is sanguine, and even optimistic.  Check out Bruce’s post and see what you think.

Be Sociable, Share!
  • NavyOne

    When Bruce talks about being rebellious and being a Marine, I understand where he is coming from. Some of the best folks in the military are quite rebellious, but when faced with a just mission and fair leadership morph into some of our top guys.  It is an interesting, counter-intuitive phenomenon. . .

  • Mike Devx

    Well, tomorrow night (Saturday night) is the foreign policy debate.

    I’m getting tired of 30 second answers and I’m beginning to question whether there’s any worth to watching any more debates, since nothing new of any substance is to be learned.  We have an hour and a half debate and the only thing anyone talks about is a silly one-minute brain freeze?  More important to me is that Rick and Herman can’t seem to speak at a debate beyond generalities; You wonder if either of Rick Perry or Herman Cain have ANY details in their heads.  All they give us are portions of stump speeches.  (And I’m a Cain supporter…)

    I’ll watch this one, because of its unique focus on foreign policy.  But I’m getting sick of 30-second sound bite debates.

  • Mike Devx

    Hey, if they can do it to Herman Cain, we can do it to Obama, right?

    Three anonymous claims that Barack Obama engaged in sexual harassment of other MEN while leading the Harvard Law Review.

    It’s eerie how closely this story parallels the Cain story.  Anonymity, nondisclosure agreements, multiple accusers grouped closely in time…

    But we’ve also got lots, lots more on the Obama gay rumors while he was Illinois Senator…

    Aren’t rumors fun!?!?