We’ve already twisted Israel’s arm into first giving up the Sinai, then Gaza and the West Bank.
So, if we just coerce them into parting with the Golan (to the honorable and trustworthy likes of Assad), then that will be the end of the final “hold-up” with “Middle East peace.”
Isn’t that supposed to be the outcome of the current “talks?”
Why are there even “peace talks” going on? This was supposed to have been resolved after the Gulf War.
Currently there is peace in the Middle East, anyway. There hasn’t been a major Israeli war in over 25 years–since the Yom Kippur War. (It’s amazing how bad guys want to negotiate when faced with superior weaponry.) There is a Cold War of sorts, but no one is currently engaged in a “hot” one.
Or is the Golan even relevant anymore, since the Israelis possess nukes?