What is next in the Middle East?
The rate of withdrawal from the Middle East by Americans will be commensurate with the rate at which America transitions to renewable energy and diminishes dependence on foreign oil. The trouble with that scenario which is unstoppable now, is that isolated people, those not engaged in global trade and commerce, will lose the opportunity to advance their culture and to integrate.
Isolation is precisely what is holding Muslims back. Intent on creating nation-states based on Islam won’t cut it in establishing relationships in the world that are essential for peaceful coexistence.
The natural order of things is in command anyway and there is little that any population can do to change or alter the course toward one people on a very small planet.
“The news of the death of the world’s most famous Arab prompted some loud anti-American voices. The Muslim Brotherhood called for the United States to withdraw from the region now that its chief foe was eliminated, and in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement condemned the killing, praising bin Laden as “an Arab and Muslim warrior.””