December 31, 2016
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Often the most historic moments in our lives are mundane. Massive events happen as if by default after the silent accumulation of decades worth of blood, sweat and tear effort that finally comes into physical manifestation in a blink.
Today was just such a day.
Today 15 members United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to approve a nationwide Syrian cease fire. On the surface, not big news. But look a little deeper and your jaw will drop, taking your breath away with it.
This last UNSC resolution was China and Russia's cherry atop a very old, very violent cake that tasted a lot like legal precedent for the entire Middle East peace process ... in perpetuity... and universally binding.
Russia, Turkey and Iran have now officially guaranteed Syrian boarder integrity and national sovereignty; while China has agreed to rebuild the nation via finance. This after over four decades plus of fighting.
Together these core rebuilder nations represent the legal, moral and abundant leverage for all factions in the Middle East to now lay down their arms, once and for all, and get to the business of living in mutual peace and prosperity.
So if you have been waiting for the RV to begin, and...