I wish I understood the politics better but I have a feeling someone just poked a bear and it will not be pretty.  A wise old friend, who is long dead, often commented that the end of civilization as we understand it will commence with conflict in the Middle East.

WASHINGTON — Stepping into a raging diplomatic argument, Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday staunchly defended the Obama administration’s decision to allow the UN Security Council to declare Israeli settlements illegal and warned that Israel’s very future as a democracy is at stake. (Source CTV News)