Probably one of the most emotional and troubling issues of the day is THE MIDDLE EAST PROBLEM. If you agree with that statement then take a couple of minutes to view the attached video link by Dennis Prager.
His is a simple answer to the question, but the issue is far more complex when it comes to reaching a solution to all the violence, and the attainment of a lasting peace. Based upon the history of this conflict I doubt that there will be a peaceful solution in my life time.
Your Commander has a theory that peace in the Middle East is currently directly tied to the wealth acquired from the oil fields, and there is no chance of attaining a peace agreement until the major oil consuming countries find an alternative energy source. Take away the vast sums of money generated by the oil reserves in the Arab countries, and they will come to the peace table quickly.
History tells me they will continue to fight among themselves, but will not have the funds to finance violence to the degree they do today. Without the revenue produced from their oil reserves, several Arab country governments will totter and may even collapse. Also tribal conflicts may continue unabated as they have for centuries, but they will no longer have the ability to fund terrorism.
Why can’t we all just get along?