"You also wrote that you did not participate in the referenced thread. I cannot know that since I don't know who you are (anonymity, again). If you are GT, I recall that there were no posts you. But I never claimed there were, so what's your point?"
You are correct and I apologise for posting before realising that I hadn't signed.
My point was that a thread with absolutely NO topic, is utterly useless, and to start anything with the label "except Israel" equally useless, which is why I posted nothing to it.
Start a thread on Egypt, or Syria and I will give my opinion on either, but I am not going to waste my life falling into the inanity of pointless and topicless nonsense.