One of my theories is that the reason for the mostly unreasonable and silly diplomatic interference of American officials with Israel's path to peace and security is...jet lag.
They get on a plane in Washington and several time zones later, with no sleep on the flight and little more during the few days they are here, and they think they have enough intelligence, sense and orderly thinking to deal with a 90+ year old conflict.
So, is it the jet lag that plays a crucial part in this?
I read this:
A study presented November 15 at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting finds that hamsters suffering extreme, chronic jet lag had about half the normal rate of new neuron birth in a part of the brain. What’s more, these animals showed deficits in learning and memory.
Jet lag poses a serious health threat, said study coauthor Erin Gibson of the University of California, Berkeley...Jet lag decreases the numbers of new neurons being born in the hippocampus by about 50 percent, the team found. Mental function suffered, too: The jet-lagged hamsters were worse at learning which of two chambers contained a desirable running wheel. Even after 28 days of a back-to-normal schedule, the formerly jet-lagged hamsters still showed learning and memory problems. The mismatch between the internal body clock and the external environment “is having a long-term effect on learning and memory,” Gibson said...
Now you know, too. It's a real possibility.
I knew I was on to something. If it appears logical, follow it up.