Why have the United States, the Soviet Union, the U.N. or any other power been unable to untangle the Mideast knot for over a quarter of a century? More importantly, is there really a solution in the foreseeable future? For over a quarter of a century, some of the world's best brains in the U.N. and elsewhere have been engaged in trying to find a solution to the explosive Mideast. But thus far, no one has come up with any real solutions - with any lasting, workable means of putting an end to the deep-seated hatred and suspicions which, like a heavy cloud, hang ominously over this troubled part of the globe. Why? World leaders have repeatedly warned that the world's most dangerous trouble spot is the volatile Mideast! The tragic October war has served to underscore just how correct they were in their analysis. That three-week war cost the lives of thousands of Arabs and Israelis. It left multiple thousands of widows and orphans and much anguish and bitterness. The total cost in property loss and military hardware was many billions of dollars. But have the protagonists learned their lessons? Have they yet come to see that the way to peace, prosperity and happiness is not through war?
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