(American Thinker) -- Are there many countries country in the Arab world today that really want to be countries? By that I mean where the population by a bare majority, would say, “Yes, I’m proud to be a Syrian/Iraqi/Jordanian/Lebanese/Saudi/Yemeni/Libyan, etc.” If you look around the Arab world it doesn’t seem that way. Large portions of the Arab world are in complete turmoil.
To a great degree that unrest arose because no modern Arab country (with the possible exception of Egypt) is really a country at all, in that it defines and provides an outlet for a particular nationalism. And yet, the world is gearing up to add a new state to the disgruntled Arab slate – Palestine -- although the Palestinian Arabs have proved no more desirous of a modern state than any of their ethnic brothers, turning down every opportunity for statehood since 1948, and persisting in claiming that one polity they completely run – Gaza -- is “occupied” by Israel.