欧洲的中东使命

伦敦——美国从中东逐步撤军使得欧洲协助维护地区和平的压力越来越大。在激烈而复杂的战争可能造成叙利亚伊拉克崩溃、解决以色列和巴勒斯坦长期冲突似乎像以往一样遥遥无期的时候,与其纠结欧洲应该做什么,还不如想想不做什么。

必须以一项简单、基本的原则为出发点:那就是欧洲不应该偏袒任何一方。任由先入为主的偏见或情绪化的冲动掩盖事实可能加剧局势的危险性。

以现在推动中东事态发展的主要因素即逊尼和什叶派穆斯林的教派斗争为例。在宗教煽动和血腥历史的推动下,教派冲突造成了难以控制的激情和非理性。就像人们所说的那样:“哪里燃烧着信仰之火,理性女神就蹑手蹑脚地离开了。”

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